Champions League last-16 draw: When is it? Who could Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City face?

German side Borussia Monchengladbach are into the Champions League knockouts for the first time

CHELSEA, Liverpool and Manchester City will find out their Champions League last-16 opponents in Monday’s draw.

The trio won their respective groups to progress, with Manchester United the only Premier League side to exit.

Holders Bayern Munich and the three English teams are among the seeded clubs, meaning five-time champions Barcelona and La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid are two potential opponents.

The draw for the last 32 of the Europa League will also take place on Monday.

Premier League teams Arsenal, Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur, and Scottish Premiership leaders Rangers, all came through their groups, with Manchester United entering the competition after dropping down from the Champions League. Scottish champions Celtic did not progress from their group.

Here is everything you need to know about both draws.

When is the draw for the last 16?

The draw takes place on Monday, 14 December at 11:00 GMT. It will be held at Uefa’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland – you can follow live updates on the BBC Sport website.

The 16 teams will be put into two pots – one for the seeded teams, who are the eight group winners, and one for the unseeded teams, who are the eight runners up.

Teams from the same national association cannot be drawn against each other. That means Real Madrid cannot meet Barcelona or city rivals Atletico until the quarter-finals.

Who is in the last 16 and who is seeded?

Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are all seeded after winning their groups so that means they will avoid tough ties against Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, Serie A winners Juventus and French giants Paris St-Germain.

Seeded: Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris St-Germain, Real Madrid.

Unseeded: Atalanta, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Borussia Monchengladbach, Lazio, Porto, RB Leipzig, Sevilla.

When will the last-16 ties take place?

The first legs will take place on 16, 17, 23 and 24 February, with the second legs on 9, 10, 16, 17 March.

Seeded teams will play away for the first leg before being at home for the return matches.

Who are the surprise packages?

German side Borussia Monchengladbach are into the Champions League knockout stages for the first time, joining Real Madrid in progressing from Group B.

Atalanta were the surprise story of last season as the Serie A club reached the quarter-finals on their debut in the competition. They won at Ajax to reach the last 16 this time.

How about the Europa League?

The Europa League last-32 draw takes place at 12:00 on MOnday in Nyon. The two legs will take place on 18 and 25 February.

All five British teams are seeded. Arsenal, Leicester, Rangers and Tottenham all won their groups, while Manchester United earned more points than any other side to finish third in a Champions League group.

That means they will all avoid tough ties like AC Milan, Ajax, Napoli and Roma.

Unseeded teams the British sides could face*: Benfica, Braga, Dynamo Kyiv, Granada, Krasnodar, Lille, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Molde, Olympiakos, Real Sociedad, Red Bull Salzburg, Red Star Belgrade, Royal Antwerp, Slavia Prague, Wolfsberger and Young Boys.

*Arsenal cannot face Molde, Rangers cannot play Benfica, Leicester cannot draw Braga, Spurs cannot be drawn against Antwerp.

BBC Sport

– Dec. 14, 2020 @ 10:37 GMT |

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