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Champions League round of 16 draw: when will it take place and who has qualified?  Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City look to progress


The 2021/22 Champions League group stages are drawing to a close and that means attention will soon turn to the round of 16 of the elite competition.

After the climax of the group stage, the competition enters the final 16 as the winners and runners-up from all eight pools face off in a knockout format as the journey to the final at Gazprom Arena really heats up .

Manchester City lost the final last season to Premier League counterparts Chelsea
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As it stands, it looks like the Premier League will be well stocked in the next round with Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City all on track to qualify for the next round.

Thomas Tuchel’s Blues are the reigning European champions, but they will have to face the best of the continent if they are to retain their crown this time around.

The last 16 start in February and here’s everything you need to know about it.

Champions League draw: Date and time

The final 16 draw ceremony will take place on Monday, December 13 in Nyon, Switzerland.

It starts at 11am UK time.

Two classification pots will be formed, one of the eight group winners (preselected) and another with the eight group finalists (unclassified).

A seeded team will face an unranked team in the round of 16, but no team may face a club in its group or a team from its own association.

The top-seeded group winners will play the away leg, the return leg in front of their own fans.

The first leg matches will be played on February 15, 16, 22 and 23 while the return leg will be played on March 8, 9, 15 and 16.

Champions League round of 16 draw: when will it take place and who has qualified?  Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City look to progress
Jurgen Klopp’s side have already secured their place in the last 16 as group winner
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Champions League draw: TV channel and live broadcast

UEFA will have full coverage on its website, while BT Sport will also broadcast the draw live.

talkSPORT brings you full coverage of the final 16 draw and action, listen here.

We’ll also be posting the draw and the biggest games live on talkSPORT.com.

Champions League draw: qualified teams

  • Ajax
  • Bayern
  • Juventus
  • Liverpool
  • 12 places to be confirmed
Champions League round of 16 draw: when will it take place and who has qualified?  Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City look to progress
Chelsea hope to keep the trophy this season
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Champions League: who can play who?

The group winners will face a runner-up from one of seven other groups they were not in.

They will also not be allowed to play against a club from the same association as them, which means there will be no Premier League games at this point.

The seeds will play the first leg of the round of 16 away, before playing the second leg at home.

Champions League: what are the key dates?

  • Quarter-finals: Draw on March 18 – matches will be played on April 5/6 and April 12/13
  • Semi-finals: Draw on March 18 – tied matches on April 26/27 and May 3/4
  • Final: May 28 at Gazprom Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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