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

When is the draw for the UEFA Champions League round of 16? Who is involved? How does it work? Where can I watch it?

The 2021/22 UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw is streamed live on UEFA.com
The 2021/22 UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw is streamed live on UEFA.com AFP via Getty Images

When is the Champions League last 16 draw?

The draw takes place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday 13 December. The ceremony begins at 12:00 CET, which is 11am in the UK and Portugal.

Where can I watch the Champions League last 16 draw?

The live stream will appear on this link.

Which teams are in the Champions League last 16 draw?

The draw features the 16 teams that advance from the UEFA Champions League group stage; the group winners are seeded and the runners-up are unseeded. Eleven teams have qualified so far:

Every Cristiano Ronaldo Champions League goal
Every Cristiano Ronaldo Champions League goal

Confirmed group winners (seeded)
Ajax (NED)
Bayern (GER)
Liverpool (ENG)
Manchester City (ENG)
Manchester United (ENG)

Confirmed group runners-up (unseeded)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Sporting CP (POR)

Group position to be confirmed
Chelsea (ENG)
Inter (ITA)
Juventus (ITA)
Real Madrid (ESP)

Five more TBC

Can teams from the same country face each other in Champions League last 16?

No side can face another team from the same national association. Clubs cannot face opponents they met during the group stage, either.

Is the Champions League last 16 over two legs?

Ties take place over two legs, with seeded teams at home in the second legs.

When is the Champions League round of 16?

Watch Mbappé's superb hat-trick goal for Paris
Watch Mbappé's superb hat-trick goal for Paris

The first legs are scheduled for 15/16/22/23 February, with the second legs on 8/9/15/16 March. Kick-offs are at 21:00 CET.

The draw for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final is on Friday 18 March.

What changes are there this season?

The so-called away goals rule has been removed, so ties level after 180 minutes will go to extra time irrespective of the number of goals each team has scored home and away. If the teams still cannot be separated after the additional 30 minutes then it goes to a penalty shoot-out.

Where is the 2022 final?

Saint Petersburg's Gazprom Arena will stage the final of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League, with the game scheduled for 28 May 2022.