UEFA Champions League-Round of 16 draw-Nyon, Switzerland - Monday 15 December 2014 12.00CET

Commentary

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That is all from the round of 16 draw. UEFA.com will have a reaction piece per tie on site later today. Thanks for joining us.
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Benedikt Höwedes, Schalke defender: "We know we received a beating last year and Real Madrid are one of the best sides in the world. But such teams are beatable. We will give our best to prevail against the holders."
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Joel Matip, Schalke defender: "We are looking forward to it [facing Real Madrid] and want to show what we have learned from last year."
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Philipp Lahm, Bayern midfielder: "Donetsk are dangerous opposition, but nevertheless we have to reach the next round. The minimum goal for FC Bayern München always has to be the quarter-finals."
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Txiki Begiristain, Manchester City sporting director: "We don't like facing Barcelona very much, we would have preferred to face a team that isn't as strong. We have recovered our confidence with the wins over Bayern and Roma. We hope we'll reach our best form when the tie with Barcelona comes around, because that's the only way we'll be able to beat them."
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Second legs
10 March: Real Madrid v Schalke, Porto v Basel
11 March: Chelsea v Paris, Bayern v Shakhtar
17 March: Atlético v Leverkusen, Monaco v Arsenal
18 March: Barcelona v Manchester City, Dortmund v Juventus
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First legs
17 February: Paris v Chelsea, Shakhtar v Bayern
18 February: Schalke v Real Madrid, Basel v Porto
24 February: Manchester City v Barcelona, Juventus v Dortmund
25 February: Leverkusen v Atlético, Arsenal v Monaco
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Taras Stepanenko, Shakhtar midfielder: "Bayern are the strongest club in Europe with great players. So far it has been difficult for us against German clubs. Last season we looked good against Dortmund at home but only drew before losing away."
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Sebastian Rode, Bayern midfielder: "So it is the serial Ukrainian champions [Shakhtar]. I am looking forward to two interesting challenges."
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David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain)Paris against Chelsea means a reunion with his former club for David Luiz. The Brazilian international was a member of the Chelsea side that won the 2012 final on penalties against FC Bayern München. He scored six goals in 81 league appearances and three in 25 UEFA Champions League outings for the Blues before a reported €50m move to the French club in the summer.
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Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid CF)Schalke endured a night to forget when they hosted Real Madrid in the first leg of their round of 16 tie last season, losing 6-1.
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Jérémy Toulalan, Monaco midfielder: "We did well against Arsenal in our friendly game [a 1-0 win on 3 August in London], but a totally different challenge lies ahead."
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Pavel Nedvěd, Juventus director: "We have to be very careful because Dortmund have young, talented players. It could have been worse because there was still Bayern and Madrid when Borussia's name came out. It will be a very even tie. There are a few teams who are almost impossible to compete with, so we are happy to have a side against whom we have a chance. I'm a big fan of Klopp and I'm curious to see our level in Europe. The games against Dortmund will give us a clear indication of that."
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12.30 Ottmar Hitzfeld guided Dortmund to victory in 1997. Hear his thoughts on the Schwarzgelben's campaign and that famous night in Munich.
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Karlheinz Riedle (Borussia Dortmund)Juventus against Dortmund evokes memories of the 1997 final between the clubs in Munich, where two goals from Karl-Heinz Riedle and one from substitute Lars Ricken earned the German side a 3-1 victory.
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That concludes the draw. The draw for the UEFA Europa League round of 32 takes place in 40 minutes or so.
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Porto and Basel have also never played before.
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Basel v Porto
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Arsène Wenger (Arsenal FC)While Arsenal and Monaco have never met before, Arsène Wenger was in charge of Monaco between 1987 and 1994, winning Ligue 1 (1988) and the Coupe de France (1991).
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Arsenal v Monaco
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Shakhtar and Bayern have never met before.
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Shakhtar v Bayern
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Real Madrid overwhelmed Schalke in last season's round of 16, winning 6-1 in Gelsenkirchen and 3-1 in Spain; Cristiano Ronaldo scored four times in the tie.
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Schalke v Real Madrid
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Juventus beat Dortmund 6-1 over two legs in the 1993 UEFA Cup final, but the German side got their revenge in the UEFA Champions League final four years later, winning 3-1 in Munich.
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Juventus v Dortmund
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Atlético and Leverkusen played two 1-1 draws in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League group stage.
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Bayer Leverkusen v Atlético
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Manchester City-Barcelona is another repeat of a 2013/14 tie, the Spanish club winning 2-0 in Manchester and 2-1 at home in last season's round of 16.
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Manchester City v Barcelona
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Paris played Chelsea in last season's quarter-finals, the London club retrieving a 3-1 first-leg defeat with a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge to progress on away goals.
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The first tie is: Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea
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Giorgio Marchetti (UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw)UEFA director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti is now running through the technical procedure.
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Berlin final ambassador Karl-Heinz Riedle: "It [winning in 1997] was the highlight of my career. To win against Juventus made me very happy because they had the best team at the time."
12.07 A winner of the UEFA Champions League with Borussia Dortmund in 1997, Karl-Heinz Riedle told of his "great honour" at being named ambassador for this season's final in Berlin.
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Berlin final ambassador Karl-Heinz Riedle is being introduced.
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Gianni Infantino, UEFA General Secretary: "It is impossible to forecast which teams will meet in the final at Berlin’s Oympiastadion on 6 June 2015, but we can definitely expect more of the same – a wealth of fantastic matches, memorable goals and brilliant individual displays as the season unfolds."
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Gianni Infantino (UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw)UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino is addressing the auditorium.
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UEFA Champions League round of 16 drawYou have the lowdown on the 16 teams. Now for the main event.
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FC Shakhtar Donetsk players celebrateFC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR, Group H runners-up)
Can play: Atlético, Madrid, Monaco, Dortmund, Bayern, Barcelona, Chelsea
Top scorer: Luiz Adriano 9
Last season: group stage/UEFA Europa League round of 32
Previous European Cup best: quarter-finals (2011)
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FC Schalke 04 players celebrateFC Schalke 04 (GER, Group G runners-up)
Can play: Atlético, Madrid, Monaco, Barcelona, Porto
Top scorer: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 3
Last season: round of 16 (2-9 agg v Real Madrid CF)
Previous European Cup best: semi-finals (2011)
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Zlatan Ibrahimović (Paris Saint-Germain)Paris Saint-Germain (FRA, Group F runners-up)
Can play: Atlético, Madrid, Dortmund, Bayern, Chelsea, Porto
Top scorer: Edinson Cavani 5
Last season: quarter-finals (3-3 agg v Chelsea FC, lost on away goals)
Previous European Cup best: semi-finals x 1 (1995)
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Eight minutes until proceedings start in Nyon.
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Manchester City FC players celebrateManchester City FC (ENG, Group E runners-up)
Can play: Atlético, Madrid, Monaco, Dortmund, Barcelona, Porto
Top scorer: Sergio Agüero 5
Last season: round of 16 (1-4 agg v FC Barcelona)
Previous European Cup best: round of 16 (2014)
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Manchester City had just two points after four games but beat Bayern 3-2 (having been two down) and AS Roma 2-0 away to advance.
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Arsène Wenger (Arsenal FC)Arsenal FC (ENG, Group D runners-up)
Can play: Atlético, Madrid, Monaco, Bayern, Barcelona, Porto
Top scorers: Lukas Podolski, Alexis Sánchez, Danny Welbeck 3
Last season: round of 16 (01-3 agg v FC Bayern München)
Previous European Cup best: runners-up (2006)
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Arsenal have made it past the initial group stage but they have lost in the round of 16 four years running.
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Stefan Kiessling & Son Heung-Min (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER, Group C runners-up)
Can play: Atlético, Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Porto
Top scorer: Son Heung-Min 3
Last season: round of 16 (1-6 agg v Paris Saint-Germain)
Previous European Cup best: runners-up (2002)
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Leverkusen have gone out in the last 16/second group stage in all four of their UEFA Champions League seasons since reaching the 2002 final. Will that run end this term?
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FC Basel 1893 celebrateFC Basel 1893 (SUI, Group B runners-up)
Can play: Atlético, Monaco, Dortmund, Bayern, Barcelona, Chelsea, Porto
Top scorer: Derlis Gonzalez 2
Last season: group stage/UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
Previous European Cup best: quarter-finals (1974)
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Do not forget that the draw is streamed live in the video box to the right.
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2015 final: Olympiastadion, BerlinThe final takes place in Berlin on 6 June. What chance one of the four German clubs making it all the way?
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Óliver Torres (FC Porto) & André Almeida (SL Benfica)Porto's 2-0 home loss to Liga leaders Benfica is the main talking point in the Portuguese press today. Julen Lopetegui's side could have gone joint top with a win, but instead they trail the Lisbon side by six points. Jackson Martínez had a particularly frustrating night, hitting the woodwork twice, but Lopetegui said: "Now, more than ever, I believe we will win the title."
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Juventus players celebrateJuventus (ITA, Group A runners-up)
Can play: Madrid, Monaco, Dortmund, Bayern, Barcelona, Chelsea, Porto
Top scorer: Carlos Tévez 3
Last season: group stage/UEFA Europa League semi-finals
Previous European Cup best: winners x 2 (1985, 1996)
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Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus)Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus coach: "The [UEFA] Champions League is strange because in February a completely different competition starts. You need to approach those games in perfect mental and physical condition, hopefully with all your squad available. Bayern, Madrid, Barça and Chelsea are probably above the others, but we can certainly compete with the rest of the teams.”
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You have been introduced to the group winners, so now for the runners-up.
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Yaroslav Rakitskiy (FC Shakhtar Donetsk) & Vincent Aboubakar (FC Porto)FC Porto (POR, Group H winners)
Can play: Juventus, Basel, Leverkusen, Arsenal, Manchester City, Paris, Schalke
Top scorer: Jackson Martínez 5
Last season: group stage/UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
Previous European Cup best: winners x 2 (1987, 2004)
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James Milner (Man. City)James Milner, Manchester City midfielder: "We like drawing the same teams and getting tough draws so probably we'll get Barcelona again. But we know we can beat anybody on our day so we'll just see what [the draw] throws up and we'll be confident because we're coming into a good vein of form, even though we've got a few injuries."
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Jonathan Silva (Sporting Clube de Portugal), Kurt Zouma & César Azpilicueta (Chelsea FC)Chelsea FC (ENG, Group G winners)
Can play: Juventus, Basel, Leverkusen, Paris, Shakhtar
Top scorers: Didier Drogba, Cesc Fàbregas, Eden Hazard, Nemanja Matić, John Terry 2
Last season: semi-finals (1-3 agg v Club Atlético de Madrid)
Previous European Cup best: winners (2012)
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Petr Čech (Chelsea FC)Petr Čech, Chelsea goalkeeper: "Last season we were unlucky in the semi-finals and this season we would like to carry on the good work. We go game by game now. Obviously we have the quality and we know we can beat anybody. Let’s see where it takes us."
11.04 Barcelona midfielder Andrés Iniesta made his 100th UEFA Champions League appearance on matchday six. Watch some of his greatest moments in the competition.
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Richard Martin, Madrid: "Madrid-based newspaper AS says the three teams holders Real Madrid will be looking to avoid are Manchester City, Juventus and Arsenal, while Marca, also based in the capital, believes City are the chief danger to the Spanish sides, running a piece headlined: "The biggest threat is Agüero"
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Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona), Blaise Matuidi & Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain)FC Barcelona (ESP, Group F winners)
Can play: Juventus, Basel, Leverkusen, Arsenal, Manchester City, Schalke, Shakhtar
Top scorer: Lionel Messi 8
Last season: quarter-finals (1-2 agg v Club Atlético de Madrid)
Previous European Cup best: winners x 4 (1992, 2006, 2009, 2011)
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Barcelona progressed as group winners for the eighth successive season, thus extending their own competition record. It is the Catalan club's 16th top spot (including three in the second group stage), also a competition high.
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This is the 12th edition of the UEFA Champions League since the knockout round of 16 replaced the second group stage. Here are some classic ties from each of the past 11 seasons.
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Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern München)Manuel Neuer, Bayern goalkeeper: "We players can’t pick and choose who we want. It’s down to the draw to decide. They’re all interesting teams and it doesn’t matter if you meet them in the last 16 or later in the competition."
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FC Bayern München players celebrateFC Bayern München (GER, Group E winners)
Can play: Juventus, Basel, Arsenal, Paris, Shakhtar
Top scorer: Thomas Müller, Mario Götze 3
Last season: semi-finals (0-5 agg v Real Madrid CF)
Previous European Cup best: winners x 5 (1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013)
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Neymar (FC Barcelona)Will it be Aaron Ramsey, Alejandro Domínguez, Steven Gerrard, Neymar or Samir Nasri? The matchday six Goal of the Week poll is open until 09.00 on 6 January. Vote here.
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UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw ballsJust under 90 minutes until the draw.
10.34 The nominees for the 2014 UEFA.com users' Team of the Year have been revealed. Pick your XI now.
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Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund) & Youri Tielemans (RSC Anderlecht)Borussia Dortmund (GER, Group D winners)
Can play: Juventus, Basel, Manchester City, Paris, Shakhtar
Top scorer: Ciro Immobile 4
Last season: quarter-finals (2-3 agg v Real Madrid CF)
Previous European Cup best: winners (1997)
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Jürgen Klopp & Nuri Şahin (Borussia Dortmund)Nuri Şahin, Dortmund midfielder: "We don't have any expectations [heading into the round of 16]. It was our aim to finish top of the group and we've managed to do that. Beyond that, it's out of our hands."
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Fabinho (AS Monaco FC)AS Monaco FC (FRA, Group C winners)
Can play: Juventus, Basel, Arsenal, Manchester City, Schalke, Shakhtar
Top scorers: Aymen Abdennour, Fabinho, João Moutinho, Lucas Ocampos 1
Last season: not in Europe
Previous European Cup best: runners-up (2004)
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UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw ballGet involved on Twitter @ChampionsLeague using #UCLdraw.
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Marco Streller (Basel)Marco Streller, Basel forward: "Maybe I prefer a German team. As Swiss guys we are very close to Germany and it is a big dream of mine to beat a German team in the Champions League."
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Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid CF)Carlo Ancelotti's Madrid are a side those seven clubs mentioned in the 09.58 entry will want to avoid. They have won 20 successive matches, most recently on Friday at UD Almería, and were the only team to take maximum points in the group stage.
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Koke (Club Atlético de Madrid)You can find a wealth of statistics from the group stage in our dedicated section. This man supplied the joint most assists. Who is he?
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Álvaro Medrán (Real Madrid CF)Real Madrid CF (ESP, holders, Group B winners)
Can play: Juventus, Leverkusen, Arsenal, Manchester City, Paris, Schalke, Shakhtar
Top scorers: Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo 5
Last season: winners (4-1aet v Club Atlético de Madrid, Lisbon)
Previous European Cup best: winners x 10 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014)
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Xavi Hernández (FC Barcelona)Xavi Hernández and Francesco Totti also starred in a record-breaking group stage.
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Luiz Adriano (FC Shakhtar Donetsk)The FC Barcelona player was not the group stage's top marksman, however. That honour went to FC Shakhtar Donetsk's nine-goal forward Luiz Adriano, who equalled the record set by Cristiano Ronaldo last season.
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9.43 Lionel Messi overtook Raúl González as the competition's all-time leading scorer in a record-breaking group stage. The Argentina striker registered eight times, taking his overall tally to 75. Here are ten of his best goals.
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Juanfran (Club Atlético de Madrid) & Patrice Evra (Juventus)Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP, Group A winners)
• Can play: Basel, Leverkusen, Arsenal, Manchester City, Paris, Schalke, Shakhtar
• Top scorer: Mario Mandžukić 5
• Last season: runners-up (1-4aet v Real Madrid CF, Lisbon)
• Previous European Cup best: runners-up (1974, 2014)
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How did they qualify? Who can they play? What is their European Cup pedigree? Allow UEFA.com to give you the lowdown on the 16 contenders, beginning with Group A winners Club Atlético de Madrid.
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Max Meyer (FC Schalke 04)Germany has succeeded in taking forward all four of its participants into the knockout phase for the second successive season, and with the same four clubs − FC Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Schalke 04.
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Sam Crompton is following events in Nyon and will be providing live updates on @ChampionsLeague throughout the day.
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Ahead of the draw, remind yourself how the groups finished in our standings section.
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UEFA Champions League round of 16 drawGood morning. Three hours to go.
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Real Madrid CF players celebrateHolders Real Madrid CF are among seven past winners involved. The others are: Borussia Dortmund, FC Bayern München, FC Barcelona, Chelsea FC, FC Porto and Juventus.
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Get involved on Twitter @ChampionsLeague using #UCLdraw.
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Karlheinz Riedle (Borussia Dortmund)A winner of this competition with Borussia Dortmund in 1996/97, Berlin final ambassador Karl-Heinz Riedle will answer your UEFA Champions League related questions on Twitter from 12.45CET on Monday. Use #AskRiedle.
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Seeded group winners will be away in the round of 16 first legs on 17/18 and 24/25 February and at home in the return matches on 10/11 and 17/18 March.
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Karl-Heinz RiedleThe draw will be conducted by UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino and UEFA director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti, assisted by final ambassador Karl-Heinz Riedle.
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Now for some draw admin. Two seeding pots have been formed: one consisting of group winners and the other of runners-up. No team can play a club from their group or any side from their own association.
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You probably do not need it, but here is a reminder of the field.
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Welcome to UEFA.com's DrawCentre, building up to Monday's UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw, which begins at 12.00CET.

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Group runners-up

  • JuventusJuventus(ITA)
  • BaselBasel(SUI)
  • LeverkusenLeverkusen(GER)
  • ArsenalArsenal(ENG)
  • Man. CityMan. City(ENG)
  • ParisParis(FRA)
  • SchalkeSchalke(GER)
  • Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk(UKR)

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  • AtléticoAtlético(ESP)
  • Real MadridReal Madrid(ESP)
  • MonacoMonaco(FRA)
  • DortmundDortmund(GER)
  • BayernBayern(GER)
  • BarcelonaBarcelona(ESP)
  • ChelseaChelsea(ENG)
  • PortoPorto(POR)
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