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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Champions League knockout stage schedule: when is the round of 16?

Many of Europe's top clubs have booked their place in the next round of the Champions League. We take a look at when they will go head-to-head in the last 16.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 24, 2021 Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian striker Lionel Messi warms up ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain at the Etihad Stadium in M
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It's do or die for some of Europe's top clubs this week as the final round of fixtures take place in the Champions League group stage.

At the time of writing, 11 teams are already through to the Champions League round of 16, including current champions Chelsea, Dutch giants Ajax and Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.

Matchday six has thrown up some mouthwatering fixtures. Real Madrid host Inter Milan at the Santiago Bernabéu. Bayern take on Barcelona behind closed doors at the Allianz Arena in Munich in a crucial game for Xavi Hernández's side. A repeat of the 2005 and 2007 Champions League finals takes place in Milan as AC Milan host runaway group winners Liverpool.

When is the Champions League round of 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 06:00 am ET (US) and 03:00 am PT (US).

You will be able to follow the round of 16 draw live here on AS English.

Two seeding pots will be formed: one consisting of the eight group winners (seeded teams) and the other of the eight runners-up (unseeded teams). No team can play a club from their group or any side from their own association.

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. Eleven teams have qualified so far.

Confirmed group winners (seeded)

Ajax (NED)

Bayern (GER)

Liverpool (ENG)

Manchester City (ENG)

Manchester United (ENG)

Confirmed group runners-up (unseeded)

Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)

Sporting CP (POR)

Group position to be confirmed

Chelsea (ENG)

Inter (ITA)

Juventus (ITA)

Real Madrid (ESP)

Five more teams TBC

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. That's 15:00 US (ET) / 12:00 US (PT).

The draw for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final is on Friday 18 March.

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