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Champions League Round of 16: What are the possible fixtures?

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Ronaldo.com brings you all details of the Champions League Round of 16 along with the possible outcomes of the fixtures.

The Champions League group stage was a total drama as we saw some of the top teams such as Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund getting dumped out of the competition. Up next is the knockout stage!

As we move closer to the round of 16, many big clubs such as Manchester United, Real Madrid, PSG, Chelsea, and others have qualified. However, everyone is excited to see who ends up drawing against each other.

So let’s take a look at everything that we need to know about the Champions League last-16 draw and the possible outcomes of it.

When will the draw be conducted?

The 2021-22 Champions League draw for the knockout round will take place on Monday, December 13 at the headquarters of UEFA in Nyon, Switzerland. The draw can be watched live on UEFA’s official website.

How does it work?

There are eight group winners which are seeded and the eight runners-up are unseeded. According to the regulations, clubs from the same group cannot be drawn against each other. Whereas, teams from the same league also cannot play against each other.

List of qualified teams.

GroupWinners (seeded)Runners-up (unseeded)
AManchester CityPSG
BLiverpoolAtletico Madrid
DReal MadridInter Milan
EBayern MunichBenfica
FManchester UnitedVillareal/Atalanta
GLilleRB Salzburg

Possible outcomes of the draw.

ClubPossible opponents
Manchester UnitedPSG, Atletico, Sporting, Inter, Benfica, Salzburg
ChelseaBayern, Ajax, Madrid, Lille
LiverpoolPSG, Sporting, Inter, Benfica, Salzburg, Villareal, Atalanta
Manchester CitySporting, Inter, Benfica, Salzburg, Villareal, Atalanta
Real MadridPSG, Sporting, Benfica, Atalanta, Salzburg, Chelsea
PSGLiverpool, Ajax, Madrid, Bayern, Man Utd, Juventus

Once again, it could be possible that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi might face each other on the big European stage as PSG and Manchester United are in contention of getting drawn into a tie. If that happens, both the superstars will have to battle out in two Champions League Round of 16 ties.