Champions League last-16 draw: Who could Chelsea, Man City, Manchester United and Liverpool face

Champions League last-16 draw: Who could Chelsea, Man City, Manchester United and Liverpool face

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW GUIDE: Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea are all set to learn their fate for the knockout stages… and here’s all you need to know about how and when the last 16 will be matched up

It’s that time of year again – those safely through to the Champions League knockout stages will be hoping for an early Christmas present with a favourable last-16 draw.

The four Premier League teams are safely through with Liverpool the standout representative, as Jurgen Klopp’s men made Champions League history by becoming the first English side to win all six of their group stage games.

All eyes will be on Nyon as the four Premier League sides learn their fate in Europe’s elite competition heading into the new year.

Sportsmail provides you with everything you need to know for the Champions League last-16 draw including date, time and TV channel, plus who the Premier League sides and the rest can face in the next stage.

The draw for the last-16 of the UEFA Champions League takes place on Monday at 11am GMT

When is the draw?

The Champions League last-16 draw will take place on Monday, December 13 at UEFA’s HQ in Nyon, Switzerland. 

What time is the draw?

The draw will begin at 11am (GMT) followed by the Europa League and Europa Conference League draws.

How can I watch?

You can watch the Champions League last-16 draw on BT Sport 1 with coverage of Europa League draw to follow after the draw is concluded.  

You can also live stream on the UEFA site

Who got knocked out? 

  • RB Leipzig*
  • Porto*
  • Borussia Dortmund*
  • Sheriff Tiraspol*
  • Barcelona*
  • Atalanta/Villarreal*
  • Sevilla*
  • Zenit St Petersburg*
  • Club Brugge 
  • AC Milan
  • Besiktas
  • Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Dynamo Kyiv 
  • Young Boys 
  • Wolfsburg 
  • Malmo

  *Drop to Europa League last-32 

Who has qualified for the last-16? 


  • Ajax (NED, Group C)
  • Bayern Munich (GER, Group E) 
  • Liverpool (ENG, Group B)
  • Manchester City (ENG, Group A) 
  • Manchester United (ENG, Group F) 
  • Real Madrid (ESP, Group D)
  • Lille (FRA, Group G) 
  • Juventus (ITA, Group H)


  • Atletico Madrid (ESP, Group B)
  • Inter Milan (ITA, Group D)
  • PSG (FRA, Group A)
  • Sporting Lisbon (POR, Group C)
  • Benfica (POR, Group E)
  • Atalanta/Villarreal (ITA/ESP, Group F)
  • Red Bull Salzburg (AUT, Group G) 
  • Chelsea (ENG, Group H)

How does the draw work? 

The Champions League group winners will be seeded and runners-up unseeded.

The eight seeded and eight unseeded teams are placed in two separate bowls, with one picked from each to determine each of the eight two-legged last-16 ties. Unseeded teams will play the home leg first.

Teams cannot face any side from their own nation (i.e. Premier League sides cannot be drawn against another Premier League outfit) and neither can they face a team they competed against in the group stage. 

Who can the Premier League sides face in last-16?


Potential opponents: PSG, Sporting, Inter Milan, Benfica, Atalanta/Villarreal, RB Salzburg

Best scenario: RB Salzburg

Worst scenario: PSG

Manchester City 

Potential opponents: Atletico Madrid, Sporting, Inter Milan, Benfica, Atalanta/Villarreal, RB Salzburg

Best scenario: RB Salzburg

Worst scenario: Inter Milan


Potential opponents: Ajax, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Lille 

Best scenario: Lille

Worst scenario: Bayern Munich

Manchester United

Potential opponents: Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, PSG, Sporting Lisbon, Benfica, RB Salzburg

Best scenario: Sporting Lisbon

Worst scenario: PSG

When will Champions League last-16 games start?

15/16/22/23 February: first legs

8/9/15/16 March: second legs

What are the other key dates for the Champions League going forward?

  • Quarter-final and semi-final draw: March 18  
  • Quarter-final first legs: April 5-6
  • Quarter-final second legs: April 12-13
  • Semi-final first legs: April 26-27 
  • Semi-final second legs: May 3-4
  • Final: May 28 at the Gazprom Arena in St Petersburg  

What changes are there this season?

The away-goals rule is no more which means if ties are level after 180 minutes of football, then it will go to extra time irrespective of how many home or away goals have been scored.

A penalty shootout will then take place if the two sides cannot be separated in extra-time. 


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