When is the Champions League last-16 draw?

When is the Champions League last-16 draw?

With one round of fixtures left in the Champions League group stages, we look at all the vital details ahead of the last-16 draw.

Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham have booked their spots in the knockout stage of Europe’s premier competition, while Manchester United and Liverpool will look to join them on matchday six.

United top Group A by three points and need just a draw at home to CSKA Moscow on Tuesday to guarantee top spot, while Liverpool are in pole position to finish first in Group E as they welcome Spartak Moscow on Wednesday.

Here, we run through the key dates for your diary and look at how the draw works…

When is the last-16 draw?

The Champions League last-16 draw will take place in Nyon on Monday, December 11 at 11am GMT.

How does the draw work?

The draw will consist of two pots – one containing group winners, and the other consisting of runners-up.

There are two stipulations to the draw. No club can be drawn against a team they played in their group, nor against any side from their own association.

The group winners will play the first leg away, which take place on February 13/14 and 20/21, before playing the return leg at home on March 6/7 or 13/14.

Who is in the last 16?

Barcelona, Besiktas, Manchester City and Tottenham are through as group winners, while Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Paris St-Germain have also qualified and could yet top their group. Real Madrid are guaranteed to finish second.

Who can reach the last 16?

As mentioned, Liverpool and Man United are in a good position to qualify, though Celtic’s hopes are over. The Scottish champions will instead turn their attentions to finishing third and claiming a place in the Europa League after Christmas.

Joining Liverpool and United in a bid to reach the last 16 are; Atletico Madrid, Basel, CSKA Moscow, Juventus, Leipzig, Napoli, Porto, Roma, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk, Spartak Moscow, Sporting.

Source: skysports.com

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