THE final matches in the Champions League group stages take place this week. A few places in the knockouts are still to be determined, but a host of big guns have already assured their spot in the next round. And they are just waiting to discover their fate.
When is the Champions League draw?
Once the group stages have been finalised the draw will be made for the Champions League last-16. It will be held on Monday, 11 December in at Uefa HQ in Nyon, Switzerland. The draw will start at 11am GMT, which is 12pm CET.
What TV channel is showing the Champions League draw?
- The draw is being shown across the continent.
- EuroSport 2 will be providing coverage for UK footy fans.
- Their programme will begin at 11am GMT.
When do the Champions League last-16 matches taking place?
Europe’s elite competition will take a break until the new year following this week’s matches. The eight Champions League last-16 ties will take place over four days. The first-leg games will take place on 13/14 and 20/21 February with the second-legs held on 6/7 and 13/14 March.
What teams are in the Champions League last-16 already?
Eight sides are already assured of their place in the draw. Premier League sides Tottenham and Manchester City are through as group winners, as are Barcelona and Besiktas. Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have also already secured qualification.
Which teams can still qualify for the Champions League last-16?
Only a freak set of results can stop Manchester United from reaching the knockouts. A host of other sides are also still in with a chance of progressing. They are: Atletico Madrid, Basel, CSKA Moscow, Juventus, Leipzig, Liverpool, Napoli, Porto, Roma, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk, Spartak Moscow and Sporting Lisbon.
Can English teams draw each other in the Champions League round of 16?
Premier League clubs sides cannot be drawn against each other, or teams from any of the same countries, in the first knockout round. Teams from the same group cannot be pulled out of the hat against each other either. Group winners winners will be drawn against sides who finished second (not from the same country or group as them). The group winners will also play the first-leg away.