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UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw: Where is it, when is it, who is involved?

When is it? Which teams are involved? When are the fixtures? All you need to know about the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw.

The 2023/24 UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw takes place at midday CET on Monday 18 December.

Round of 16 draw

Which teams are in the round of 16 draw?

The draw features the 16 teams that advance from the UEFA Champions League group stage:

Group winners (seeded): Arsenal (ENG), Atlético de Madrid (ESP), Barcelona (ESP), Bayern (GER), Dortmund (GER), Manchester City (ENG), Real Madrid (ESP), Real Sociedad (ESP)

Group runners-up (unseeded): Copenhagen (DEN), Inter (ITA), Lazio (ITA), Leipzig (GER), Napoli (ITA), Paris (FRA), Porto (POR), PSV Eindhoven (NED)

The prolific Erling Haaland helped Man City through as group winners
The prolific Erling Haaland helped Man City through as group winnersGetty Images

How does the draw work?

The group winners are seeded and the runners-up are unseeded. Seeded teams are drawn against unseeded teams.

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

No side can face another team from the same national association.

Clubs cannot face opponents they met during the group stage.

How can I watch the draw?

The draw will be streamed live on UEFA.com.

When do the round of 16 games take place?

The round of 16 is played over the course of four weeks:

First legs: 13/14/20/21 February 2024 
Second legs: 5/6/12/13 March 2024

Where is the 2023/24 final?

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The 2023/24 UEFA Champions League final will take place at London's Wembley Stadium on Saturday 1 June. Known as the 'Home of Football', Wembley has hosted seven previous European Cup finals – more than any other stadium.