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?

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 when it begins.

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:

Confirmed group winners (seeded)
Ajax (NED)
Bayern (GER)
Juventus (ITA)
Liverpool (ENG)
LOSC Lille (FRA)
Manchester City (ENG)
Manchester United (ENG)
Real Madrid (ESP)

Confirmed group runners-up (unseeded)
Atlético (ESP)
Benfica (POR)
Chelsea (ENG)
Inter (ITA)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Salzburg (AUT)
Sporting CP (POR)
Villarreal (ESP)

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?

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 at home and away. If the teams still cannot be separated after the additional 30 minutes, the tie 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.