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Champions League Round of 16 Draw Guide

With the UEFA Champions League's group stage matches coming to a close last night, all of the focus is on the Round of 16 and its draw. In order to remove some uncertainties, I have compiled a series of facts that will help prepare you for the draw.

When is the UEFA Champions League draw?

The UEFA Champions League draw will be held on Monday 17th December at 1pm GMT+1 at UEFA's Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

How can I watch the draw?

The draw will be livestreamed on UEFA's official website,

Which teams have qualified to the Round of 16?

  • Borussia Dortmund*

  • Atletico Madrid

  • Barcelona*

  • Tottenham

  • PSG*

  • Liverpool

  • Porto*

  • Schalke

  • Bayern Munich*

  • Ajax

  • Manchester City*

  • Lyon

  • Real Madrid*

  • Roma

  • Juventus*

  • Manchester United

* = topped their respective group.

When will the Champions League Round of 16 matches start?

The first leg matches of the Round of 16 will take place on February 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th. The second leg matches will take place on March 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th.

The teams that have topped their respective group will start off with an away fixture, whilst those that finished second will have an away fixture in the second leg.

Who has dropped down to the UEFA Europa League's Round of 32?

The third-placed teams to qualify for the UEFA Europa League are:

  • Club Brugge

  • Internazionale

  • Napoli

  • Galatasaray

  • Benfica

  • Shakhtar Donetsk

  • Viktoria Plzen

  • Valencia

Who are you backing to win this year's UEFA Champions League?

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