Champions League round of 16 draw: all you need to know

When was the draw for the first Champions League knockout round? Who was involved? How did it work?

The draw

16 February & 10 March
Leipzig (GER) vs Liverpool (ENG)
Barcelona (ESP) vs Paris (FRA)

17 February & 9 March
Porto (POR) vs Juventus (ITA)
Sevilla (ESP) vs Borussia Dortmund (GER)

23 February & 17 March
Lazio (ITA) vs Bayern (GER)
Atlético (ESP) vs Chelsea (ENG)

24 February & 16 March
Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER) vs Manchester City (ENG)
Atalanta (ITA) vs Real Madrid (ESP))

When was it?

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Barcelona's amazing 2017 round of 16 comeback

The UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw took place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday 14 December.

Who was involved?

The draw featured the eight group winners (seeded) and eight runners-up (unseeded).

Seeded teams
Bayern (GER, Group A)
Real Madrid (ESP, Group B)
Manchester City (ENG, C)
Liverpool (ENG, D)
Chelsea (ENG, E)
Borussia Dortmund (GER, F)
Juventus (ITA, G)
Paris (FRA, H)

Unseeded teams
Atlético (ESP, A)
Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER, B)
Porto (POR, C)
Atalanta (ITA, D)
Sevilla (ESP, E)
Lazio (ITA, F)
Barcelona (ESP, G)
Leipzig (GER, H)

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Meet the Champions League last 16

How did the draw work?

  • The seeded teams are at home in the second legs.
  • No team could play a club from their UEFA Champions League group or a side from the same national association.

When do ties take place?

The round of 16 first legs are scheduled for 16/17/23/24 February, with the second legs on 9/10/16/17 March. Kick-offs are at 21:00 CET. The draw for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final is on 19 March.