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Champions League/Europa League draws as they happened


Champions League/Europa League draws as they happened

Champions League/Europa League draws as they happened



Both Champions and Europa League draws threw up some interesting and mouthwatering ties for all seven Spanish sides involved in both competitions
Real Madrid vs Chelsea: UEFA Youth League

Roll on February 2018 as the draws were made this morning for the next stage of both the Champions League and the Europa League.

Champions League last 16

All three LaLiga sides involved in the last 16 (Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC) were handed tricky ties with the current holders drawn against PSG, the current LaLiga leaders set to face Chelsea and Sevilla welcoming Manchester United.

Take a look at the confirmed fixture schedule for the Champions League last 16.

Europa League last 32

It was a case of mixed sensations for the four Spanish sides involved in the Europa League with tricky ties for Athletic Club and Villarreal as they are set to face Spartak Moscow and Villarreal respectively whilst Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad will be relatively happy with their ties as they face FC Copenhagen and Salzburg.   

Champions League last-16, Europa League last-32 draws live online: as it happened

That brings the conclusion to the draw fest we've enjoyed this morning as the 2017/18 Europa and Champions League draws for last 32 and last 16 were made. Stay with us on AS English for all reaction and post draw comment.   

Mixed draw for the LaLiga sides.... with tricky ties for both Villarreal and Athletic (at least on paper)

Spanish team round up: Atletico Madrid vs FC Copenhagen / Athletic vs. Spartak Moscow / Villarreal vs Lyon and R. Sociedad v Salzburg   

Last match-up of the Round of 32 sees, Marseille and the French side face SC Braga

Few teams left .... next out FCAstana who will meet Sporting Clube from Lisbon which leaves Ostersunds to face Arsenal

Next game will be .... Ludogorets (Bulgaria) vs. AC Milan 

Partizan Belgrade next out with the Serbian outfit heading to meet Viktoria Plzen (Czech Rep) ... FCSB (formerly Steaua) meet Lazio   

Next pairing .... Real Sociedad who will meet FC Salzburg

Next match-up sees hosts of the final Ol. Lyon.... who will meet Villarreal

Next ball out is Red Star Belgrade who will meet CSKA Moscow  

Napoli will meet RB Leipzig 

Next out are Glasgow Celtic with the "Bhoys" off to St. Petersburg to face Zenit  

Next tie sees AEK Athens with the Greek outfit due to meet Dinamo Kiev  

Next draw sees ... Spartak Moscow set to meet Athletic Club 

Next match-up sees... French side Nice face Lokomotive Moscow current leaders of the Russian league .... FC Copenhagen out next with the Danes set to face Atletico Madrid   

First name out is... Borussia Dortmund, the Bundesliga side face ...Atalanta (from Bergamo)  

16 seeded teams ... 16 unseeded sides with some big names involved.... Atleti, Zenit, Lazio, Milan, BVB, Napoli, Celtic, Arsenal...

Nearly there ....a final run through the draw from UEFA's Michael Heselschwerdt who reiterates the procedures relating to the draw .... 32 sides and we're ready for action ....

  Today's draw assistant will be Éric Abidal (Europa League ambassador) ...  

Mr. Marchetti once again talks us through the draw procedure ... no sides can face countries from the same federation and Dinamo Kiev cannot face Spartak Moscow on political grounds.  

UEFA offer us a quick round-up of some of the finest goals from the competition so far ... This year's final takes place in Lyon on May 16th (2018)   

We're back in Nyon for the final draw of the year.... It's the Europa League 2017/18 round of 32 draw.... once again Pedro Pinto is our MC !

...and AC Milan !  

There are some big guns in the Europa League this season with the addition of BVB, Atleti, Napoli ...they join the likes of Arsenal, Zenit and Lazio among the favourites for the trophy.

Europa League round of 32 games will take place on Thursday Feb. 5 and the return legs on Feb. 22

Celtic fans selecting their ideal rival for the next round:

We'll be back in 20 minutes to learn how Atleti, Real Sociedad, Villarreal and Real Sociedad fare in the last 32 Europa League draw   

PSG claiming "it's our time" after the draw .... 

A rather downbeat Emilio Butragueño not exactly over the moon with the PSG draw... "They (PSG) won't be happy either he claims!"

The exact matchday's and ko times will be released later this evening by UEFA after consultation with local right's holders. We'll bring you these upon release. Ok... time for a quick tea break and we'll be back at 1300 CET with the Europa League Round of 32 draw. 

The first legs of the last 16 will take place on 13, 14, 20 and 21 February 2018, with the second legs scheduled for 6, 7, 13 and 14 March 2018

Decent draw with the FC Barcelona v Chelsea and Madrid v PSG two of the standout fixtures....  

Leaving Bayern and Besiktas

Match 7 sees.... Chelsea v FC Barcelona 

Next up .... Shakhtar with the Ukraine side to face AS Roma 

Next up ... Real Madrid and the current holders will face PSG !

Game 4.... and it's Sevilla who face Man. United

Nest up is.... FC Porto with their rival being ...Liverpool    

Next side out is... FC Basel .. the Swiss outfit will face Man. City 

Here we go ... the balls are jiggled (ahem) and the first side out is: Juventus and the Serie A champions face ...Spurs  

Come on guys .... we want the draw .... we know the structure.... as once again we're kindly reminded by UEFA reminded of the participating sides.... 

The first legs of the last 16 will take place on 13, 14, 20 and 21 February 2018, with the second legs scheduled for 6, 7, 13 and 14 March 2018.

Alonso talks us through us time with Liverpool and Madrid in the competition. Now it's time for Mr. Heselschwerdt to talk about the dates for the round of 16.  

  Today's draw assistant is going to be former Liverpool. Real Madrid, Bayern and  Real Sociedad great Xabi Alonso 

UEFA secretary Giorgio Marchetti now talks us through the draw procedure.... (which we actuallly know) but protocol and all that .... 

5 English sides in the draw for the first time in history with just Chelsea in Pot 2... they join United, City, Spurs & Liverpool  in the last 16 

Recent UEFA draws have been nimble affairs with the right balance of pre-amble, waffle etc and actual business time draw action... even the recent Russia 2018 World Cup draw was a smooth affair....    

It's time.... We're off to Nyon and our host Pedro Pinto (sporting a George Michael "Faith"-era stubble) greets us .....  

Don't forget, the draw for the Last 16 of the 2017/18 Europa League will take place with Athletic, Real Sociedad & Villarreal in the pot ...and Atletico Madrid too who finished third in their UCL group....  

The draw room in Nyon starting to fill as delegates are summoned in.... 6 minutes to the midday start...

Pot 2: Runners-up: Real Madrid (SPA), Sevilla (SPA), Chelsea (ENG), Juventus (ITA), FC Basel (SWI), Bayern Munich (GER), FC Porto (POR), Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)

Pot 1: Group winners: Barcelona (SPA), Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Manchester United (ENG), Manchester City (ENG), Liverpool (ENG), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG), AS Roma (ITA) & Besiktas (TUR)

Some guidelines ahead of the draw for the Last 16...Remember this is not an open draw two pots with seeded teams will be used: 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. 

Champions League group stage statistics: Ronaldo, Barça, Saúl....

Some decent research being done here !!! 

Don't forget that after the UCL Last 16 draw, we'll have the Round of 32 Europa League draw where Villarreal, Athletic & Real Sociedad will learn thir rival for the next stage of the competition as they continue on the #RoadToLyon 

Barça fans clearly looking for a match up with FC Basel in their recent Twitter poll 

PSG still favourites to lift the 2017/18 trophy in Kyiv (despite last week's defeat to Bayern) with Shakhtar and group winner Besiktas rank outsiders at 100/1.  

Mixed bag from Real Madrid fans of who their ideal rival would be.... many opting for Besiktas but others going for PSG & Man. City

Bad news folks... word is reaching us that bad weather has forced the cancellation of Rod Stewart's flight to Geneva and sadly the veteran crooner will play no role in today's draw ; )  

  This is the draw Juve fans want according to a recent social media conducted poll....

Sevilla's possible opponents are: Man United, Man City, PSG, AS Roma, Besiktas, Tottenham.

Barça can face: Shakhtar, FC Porto, FC Basel, Bayern Munich or Chelsea

Here are the possible rivals for Real Madrid: Manchester United, Man. City, PSG, Liverpool, Besiktas and AS Roma  

The official UCL Kyiv 2018 final match ball was leaked online last week and rather smart it is too ....  

The 16 !  

  An don't forget that you can get yourself prepped for both of today's draws by reading our bumper preview below! What's more, if you're aiming to sit yourself down in front of a TV screen to watch all the names come out of the hat in Nyon, then our useful guide on how and where to watch is the thing for you.

Read more about the pots for today's Champions League last 16 draw...

Good morning! Join us for the build-up to today's Champions League and Europea League draws at Uefa HQ!

2017/18 Champions League last-16 draw: preview

The Champions League enters its business end as the 16 teams left in the competition move into the knockout stages bidding to be the side to lift the trophy in Kiev in May.

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla are the three Spanish names in a hat that also includes Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Besiktas, Chelsea, Roma, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Manchester United, Liverpool, FC Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk.

The draw will see each group winner paired with a runner-up. Clubs from the same national association to be kept apart, as are sides who met in the previous round.

The first legs of the last 16 will take place on 13, 14, 20 and 21 February 2018, with the second legs scheduled for 6, 7, 13 and 14 March 2018.

Pot 1: Group winners

Barcelona (SPA)

Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)

Manchester United (ENG)

Manchester City (ENG)

Liverpool (ENG)

Tottenham Hotspir (ENG)

Roma (ITA)

Besiktas (TUR)

Pot 2: Group runners-up

Real Madrid (SPA)

Sevilla (SPA)

Chelsea (ENG)

Juventus (ITA)

FC Basel (SWI)

Bayern Munich (GER)

FC Porto (POR)

Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)

Europa League last-32 draw: preview

Four LaLiga clubs - Atlético Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad and Villarreal - will learn the identity of their opponents in today's Europa League last-32 draw.

Atlético, Athletic and Villarreal are seeded, and will be accompanied in pot 1 by AC Milan (ITA), Arsenal (ENG), Atalanta (ITA), Braga (POR), CSKA Moscow (RUS), Dynamo Kiev (UKR), Lazio (ITA), RB Leipzig (GER), Lokomotiv Moskow (RUS), Plzeň (CZE), Salzburg (AUT), Sporting CP (POR) and Zenit (RUS).

Meanwhile, La Real feature in pot 2 with AEK Athens (GRE), Astana (KAZ), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Celtic (SCO), Copenhagen (DEN), Red Star Belgrade (SRB), Steaua Bucharest (ROU), Ludogorets (BUL), Lyon (FRA), Marseille (FRA), Napoli (ITA), Nice (FRA), Östersund (SWE), Partizan Belgrade (SRB), Spartak Moskow (RUS).

As is the case in the Champions League last 16, clubs who are from the same country or faced each other in the group stage cannot be drawn together.

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