Champions League round of 16 draw

The round of 16 draw in Nyon will be streamed live on UEFA.com from 12.00CET on Monday with holders Barcelona leading the eight seeds. We profile the contenders.

Lionel Messi will lead Barcelona's attack
Lionel Messi will lead Barcelona's attack ©Getty Images

The UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw in Nyon will be streamed live on UEFA.com from 12.00CET on Monday 14 December, with holders Barcelona among seven past winners involved.

  • 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.

  • Due to a decision by the UEFA Executive Committee, teams from Russia and Ukraine cannot meet

Group winners: Real Madrid (ESP), Wolfsburg (GER), Atlético Madrid (ESP), Manchester City (ENG), Barcelona (ESP, holders), Bayern München (GER), Chelsea (ENG), Zenit (RUS)

Group runners-up: Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), PSV Eindhoven (NED), Benfica (POR), Juventus (ITA), Roma (ITA), Arsenal (ENG), Dynamo Kyiv (UKR), Gent (BEL)

  • Seeded group winners will be away in the round of 16 first legs on 16/17 and 23/24 February and at home in the return matches on 8/9 and 15/16 March.
  • The draw for the quarter-finals will be held at 12.00CET on 18 March with the semi-final lineup drawn on 15 April, also at 12.00CET.

Group winners
A: Real Madrid
(ESP)
Can play: PSV, Benfica, Juventus, Roma, Arsenal, Dynamo Kyiv, Gent
Qualified as: runners-up, Spain
Top scorer: Cristiano Ronaldo 11 (group stage record)
Last season: semi-finals (2-3 agg v Juventus)
Previous European Cup best: winners x 10 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014)

• Cristiano Ronaldo's season-leading 11 goals have moved him eight clear of Lionel Messi as competition all-time top scorer on 88; Madrid got past their group for the 19th straight year.

B: Wolfsburg (GER)
Can play: Paris, Benfica, Juventus, Roma, Arsenal, Dynamo Kyiv, Gent
Qualified as: runners-up, Germany
Top scorer: Naldo 2
Last season: UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
Previous European Cup best: first round of 16 appearance

• Wolfsburg are in the knockout phase of this competition for the first time.

Wolfsburg eliminate Manchester United
Wolfsburg eliminate Manchester United

C: Atlético Madrid (ESP)
Can play: Paris, PSV, Juventus, Roma, Arsenal, Dynamo Kyiv, Gent
Qualified as: third place, Spain
Top scorer: Antoine Griezmann 4
Last season: quarter-finals (0-1 agg v Real Madrid)
Previous European Cup best: runners-up (1974, 2014)

• This is Atleti's third straight group win, the Spaniards having topped their section only once before season 2013/14.

D: Manchester City (ENG) 
Can play: Paris, PSV, Benfica, Roma, Dynamo Kyiv, Gent
Qualified as: runners-up, England
Top scorer: Raheem Sterling 3
Last season: round of 16 (1-3 agg v Barcelona)
Previous European Cup best: round of 16

• City won a group for the first time in this competition.

How Barcelona won 2015 crown
How Barcelona won 2015 crown

E: Barcelona (ESP, holders)
Can play: Paris, PSV, Benfica, Juventus, Arsenal, Dynamo Kyiv, Gent
Qualified as: holders/champions, Spain
Top scorer: Luis Suárez 5
Last season: winners (3-1 v Juventus, Berlin)
Previous European Cup best: winners x 5 (1992, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015)

• The Blaugrana are hoping to become the first team to retain the title in the UEFA Champions League era.

F: Bayern München (GER)
Can play: Paris, PSV, Benfica, Juventus, Roma, Dynamo Kyiv, Gent
Qualified as: champions, Germany
Top scorer: Robert Lewandowski 7
Last season: semi-finals (3-5 agg v Bacelona)
Previous European Cup best: winners x 5 (1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013)

• Bayern are now level with Manchester United on 14 group wins, behind just Barcelona (17) and Real Madrid (15)

Chelsea: still going strong despite domestic issues
Chelsea: still going strong despite domestic issues©AFP/Getty Images

G: Chelsea (ENG)
Can play: Paris, PSV, Benfica, Juventus, Roma, Gent
Qualified as: champions, England
Top scorers: Willian 4
Last season: round of 16 (3-3 agg v Paris, lost on away goals)
Previous European Cup best: winners (2012)

• Chelsea have been group winners in ten of the last 13 seasons. They were runners-up in two of the other three campaigns and missed out on the round of 16 only once – in 2012/13 when they became the first holders in the UEFA Champions League era to fail to survive the initial group stage.

H: Zenit (RUS)
Can play: Paris, PSV, Benfica, Juventus, Roma, Arsenal
Qualified as: champions, Russia
Top scorer: Artem Dzyuba 6
Last season: group stage/UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
Previous European Cup best: round of 16 (1986, 2012, 2014)

• Zenit were one victory away from becoming only the seventh side to win all six of their group games, before the matchday six defeat at Gent.

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What time is the round of 16 draw?©UEFA.com

Runners-up
A: Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)

Can play: Wolfsburg, Atlético, Manchester City, Barcelona, Bayern, Chelsea, Zenit
Qualified as: champions, France
Top scorer: Ángel Di María 3
Last season: quarter-finals (1-5 agg v Barcelona)
Previous European Cup best: semi-finals (1995)

• Paris conceded only one goal in their group, equalling the competition record.

B: PSV Eindhoven (NED)
Can play: Real Madrid, Atlético, Manchester City, Barcelona, Bayern, Chelsea, Zenit
Qualified as: champions, Netherlands
Top scorers: Luuk de Jong, Maxime Lestienne 2
Last season: UEFA Europa League round of 32
Previous European Cup best: winners (1988)

• PSV are the first Dutch team to get this far since they themselves reached the 2006/07 quarter-finals.

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Who is in your Team of the Year?

C: Benfica (POR)
Can play: Real Madrid, Wolfsburg, Manchester City, Barcelona, Bayern, Chelsea, Zenit
Qualified as: champions, Portugal
Top scorer: Nicolás Gaitán 3
Last season: group stage/UEFA Europa League runners-up
Previous European Cup best: winners x 2 (1961, 1962)

• Benfica have progressed past their group for just the second time in eight attempts.

D: Juventus (ITA)
Can play: Real Madrid, Wolfsburg, Atlético, Barcelona, Bayern, Chelsea, Zenit
Qualified as: champions, Italy
Top scorers: Álvaro Morata, Mario Mandžukić 2
Last season: runners-up (1-3 v Barcelona, Berlin)
Previous European Cup best: winners x 2 (1985, 1996)

• Juve will go into their round of 16 first leg on a run of 16 home games unbeaten in Europe (W10 D6).

E: Roma (ITA)
Can play: Real Madrid, Wolfsburg, Atlético, Manchester City, Bayern, Chelsea, Zenit
Qualified as: runners-up, Italy
Top scorers: Edin Džeko, Miralem Pjanić, Daniele De Rossi 2
Last season: UEFA Champions League group stage/UEFA Europa League round of 16
Previous European Cup best: runners-up (1984)

• Roma qualified with a mere six points, the joint-lowest total in UEFA Champions League history along with Zenit (2013/14)

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Ramsey: My Magic Moment

F: Arsenal (ENG)
Can play: Real Madrid, Wolfsburg, Atlético, Barcelona, Zenit
Qualified as: third place, England
Top scorer: Olivier Giroud 5
Last season: round of 16 (3-3 agg v Monaco, lost on away goals)
Previous European Cup best: runners-up (2006)

• Arsenal lost their first two matches but recovered to advance to the round of 16 for the 16th season in a row.

G: Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
Can play: Real Madrid, Wolfsburg, Atlético, Manchester City, Barcelona, Bayern
Qualified as: champions, Ukraine
Top scorer: Andriy Yarmolenko 2
Last season: UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
Previous European Cup best: semi-finals (1977, 1987, 1999)

• Dynamo are into the last 16 for the first time since 1999/2000; the run of ten consecutive group-stage exits was the longest recorded.

H: Gent (BEL)
Can play: Real Madrid, Wolfsburg, Atlético, Manchester City, Barcelona, Bayern, Chelsea
Qualified as: champions, Belgium
Top scorer: Danijel Milicevic 3
Last season: did not take part in UEFA competition
Previous European Cup best: third qualifying round (2011/12)

• Debutants Gent are the first Belgian side to feature among the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League since Anderlecht contested the second group stage in 2000/01.

Top scorer stats are for group stage only

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