The Champions League group stage is nearing an end, with some teams already reaching the knockout stage. Here’s what you need to know about the role of the 16.
When is the draw for the Champions League round of 16?
The lottery will take place at 11 am on Monday, December 14th in Nyon. You will be able to follow it via Sky Sports Platforms.
Who has reached the last 16?
Chelsea Sevilla became the first team to reach the knockout stage after their late win over Rennes and Krasnodar. First place in Group E – which will determine the ranking – is still in wins, as the two teams meet in Spain on December 2.
Manchester City are on the right track after winning three out of three in Group C, while Liverpool did the same in Group D, and Manchester United need only one point after beating Istanbul Basaksehir 4-1.
Defending champions Bayern Munich are close to qualifying after winning all three of their Group A matches so far, but Real Madrid and Inter Milan are facing problems in Group Two.
What is the format of the drawing?
There will be two seeders: one with eight winners in the group and the other with eight contestants.
UEFA says the draw procedures will be confirmed before the ceremony, but that no team at this stage can play with a team from their association – which means there are no matches in the Premier League yet.
The matches will be played in two matches, with the winners of the ranked group playing away from home in the first leg and on home soil in the rematch.
When will the matches be played?
February 15/16: Round of 16 rounds
March 16/17: The round of sixteen seconds
Any other important dates?
December 1/2: Group stage, fifth round
December 8 and 9: Group stage, sixth round
February 15 and 16 and March 16 and 17, 2021: Round of 16
April 6 and 14, 2021: Quarter-finals
April 17 and May 5, 2021: semi final
May 29, 2021: Final (Istanbul)
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