When is the Champions League last-16 draw?

After an abbreviated Champions League group stage, the teams that have progressed to the knockout stages will find out their last 16 fate next week.

With some surprising entries taking their places, there are quite a few who don’t make it to the top of the draw. Here’s everything you need to know about the draw.

When and where is the Champions League last-16 draw?

The last-16 draw takes place on Monday November 7 at GMT (12pm CET, 6am EST).

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UEFA’s House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland is the venue for the draw.

It is a different venue than where the group-stage draw was held. For the second year in a row, the eight teams were drawn from Istanbul, which is also the host city for this season’s final.

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Which teams will be involved in the Champions League last 16 draw?

Ahead of the final Champions League game week across Tuesday and Wednesday, we already know 12 of the 16 teams in Monday’s draw. Accordingly, only four are left to be decided in the final round.

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Already qualified:

*Teams are confirmed as winners and ranked in the draw

Napoli and Liverpool have already booked their places in Group A for the next round. The Italians – who have been the standout side across Europe this season – finished ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s side despite losing by two goals at Anfield.

Liverpool and Napoli have both reached the last 16 (Image: Getty Images)

The two teams advancing from Group B also confirmed a surprise package as Club Brugge and Porto booked their last 16 places. Porto managed to finish better than Club Brugge.

The situation is already clearer in Group C, where big headliners Barcelona are concerned about an early exit for the second season in a row. As Bayern Munich kept scoreless, they were group winners and Inter were runners-up.

Group D was more exciting until the final week. Tottenham Hotspur beat Marseille in the last minute to win the group title, while Eintracht Frankfurt beat Sporting Lisbon to finish second.

Chelsea were another team that secured their place as group winners in Group E. Milan are in the best position to advance with Graham Potter’s side and they will do just that by avoiding defeat against Salzburg.

Real Madrid have played well enough to prematurely confirm their progress, with one qualification spot up for grabs in Group F. If they beat Leipzig, the runner-up spot will go to Shakhtar, otherwise the Germans will go through.

Group G is all already decided. Manchester City also qualified with Dortmund behind them as group winners. Copenhagen are already out and Sevilla have secured third place.

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Erling Haaland’s Manchester City are over and will begin (Image: Getty Images)

Last, but not least, in Group H, PSG and Benfica have already confirmed their last-16 places with Juventus crashing out. However, it is necessary to sort out the order of their progress. Provided Benfica don’t have a huge win against Maccabi Haifa, the French champions will need to better their result if they are to finish top of the group.

How does the Champions League last-16 draw work?

The eight group winners (Chelsea, Bayern, Napoli, Porto, Tottenham and Manchester City) are ranked and will not be able to face off in the last 16. The eight runners-up are unseeded and will be drawn against each other. Team winners.

Teams originally competing in the same leagues cannot be drawn against each other at this stage and teams from the same association cannot win against each other.

Both of those rules will change in the quarterfinals, where each of the final eight teams can be drawn against each other in any order.

In this event, the team winners will also be given home advantage as they play their first legs before hosting their runners-up in the decisive second leg.

What are the key dates for the last-16 ties?

Due to the winter World Cup, the group stage has ended earlier than usual, and the last 16 ties will follow the same pattern as last season.

The first round will be played over four days on February 14, 15, 21 and 22, while the second leg will be played over four days on March 7, 8, 14 and 15. The two last 16 finals will be held on Wednesday. , March 15, the combined quarter-final and semi-final will be played on Friday, March 17, before the ties in April.

Other key dates of the Champions League are as follows.

  • Semi-Finals and Semi-Finals: March 17, 2023
  • Semi Finals: 11/12 & 18/19 April 2023
  • Semi Finals: 9/10 and 16/17 May 2023
  • last: June 10, 2023 (Istanbul)

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