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When are the Champions League round of 16 ties being played?

Sixteen European clubs will go head-to-head in the next stage of the Champions League in 2023.

This picture shows the draw result for the round of 16 of the 2022-2023 UEFA Champions League football tournament in Nyon on October 7, 2022. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

The Champions League round of 16 draw took place in Nyon this morning and produced some very exciting ties for the next stage of the competition.

When does the Champions League round of 16 start?

The first legs are scheduled for 14/15/21/22 February, with the second legs on 7/8/14/15 March. Group winners are guaranteed to be at home in the second leg. Kick-offs are at 21:00 CET.

Champions League round of 16 first leg dates

Tuesday 14 February 2023

AC Milan vs Tottenham

PSG vs Bayern Munich

Wednesday 15 February 2023

Club Brugge vs Benfica

Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea

Tuesday 21 February 2023

Liverpool vs Real Madrid

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Napoli

Wednesday 22 February 2023

RB Leipzig vs Manchester City

Inter vs FC Porto

Round of 16 second leg dates

Tuesday 7 March 2023

Benfica vs Club Brugge

Chelsea vs Borussia Dortmund

Wednesday 8 March 2023

Tottenham vs AC Milan

Bayern Munich vs PSG

Tuesday 14 March 2023

Manchester City vs RB Leipzig

FC Porto vs Inter

Wednesday 15 March 2023

Real Madrid vs Liverpool

Napoli vs Eintracht Frankfurt

When is the Champions League quarter-final draw?

The draw for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final is on Friday 17 March.

Can teams from the same country face each other in the Champions League last 16?

No side can face another team from the same national association. Clubs cannot face opponents they met during the group stage, either. That led to the limitations we saw in the above draw, which are lifted from the quarter-final stage.

Is the Champions League last 16 over two legs?

Ties take place over two legs, with seeded teams at home in the second legs.

How does the Champions League last 16 work?

The away goals rule has been removed, so Champions League ties level after 180 minutes will go to extra time irrespective of the number of goals each team has scored at home and away. If the teams still cannot be separated after the additional 30 minutes, the match will go to a penalty shootout.


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