Champions League Round of 16 draw: times, teams, how to watch, stream online
The draw for the opening round of the 2021/22 Champions League knockout stages takes place in Nyon on Monday.
Champions League Round of 16 draw: when and where?
The draw for the 2021/22 Champions League Round of 16 will take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday 13 December 2021 at 12 noon local time (CET).
In the US, that’s 6am ET and 3am PT. In the UK, the draw starts at 11am (GMT).
Find out what time the draw gets going wherever you are in the world.
Champions League Round of 16: qualified teams
Group winners: Ajax (NED), Bayern Munich (GER), Juventus (ITA), Lille (FRA), Liverpool (ENG), Manchester City (ENG), Manchester United (ENG), Real Madrid (ESP)
Group runners-up: Atlético Madrid (ESP), Benfica (POR), Chelsea (ENG), Inter Milan (ITA), Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), RB Salzburg (AUT), Sporting CP (POR), Villarreal (ESP)
How will the draw work?
Each group winner will be paired with a group runner-up. Clubs cannot be drawn together if they are from the same country or played each other in the Group Stage.
How can I follow the draw?
The Champions League Round of 16 draw will be streamed live on the UEFA website.
You can also follow the draw with AS USA. Calum Roche will be building up to the event from about an hour before it starts, before talking you through every pairing as it is pulled out of the hat in Nyon.
When will the Round of 16 ties be played?
The first legs are to be played on 15/16/22/23 February 2022, while the second legs are scheduled for 8/9/15/16 March 2022.
No away-goals rule!
For the first time since the 1966/67 season, the away-goals rule will not be used in European Cup knockout ties, following UEFA’s announcement in June that it was scrapping the law in all its club competitions.
If a tie is level at the end of the second leg, it will go to extra time, regardless of how many away goals each team has scored. If the sides still can’t be separated after the additional half hour, a penalty shoot-out will decide the winners.