Soccer

Everything you need to know about the Champions League draw

16 December 2018 - 00:00 By sportsbible


We might have to wait another two months for the Uefa Champions League to come around again, but we can at least get excited about the round of 16 draw in Nyon, Switzerland, at 1pm SA time on Monday.
So what are the rules? There are two pots - one of seeded teams and one of unseeded teams. No club can be drawn against a team that played in their group or a side from their own national association.
Seeded group winners are away in the round of 16 first legs on February 12/13 and February 19/20 and at home in the return matches on March 5/6 and March 12/13, according to Uefa's official website.
Real Madrid, the current holders, can face Ajax, Liverpool, Lyon, Man United, Schalke and Tottenham, while one of the favourites, Manchester City, can only draw Ajax, Atlético, Roma and Schalke.
So what are the probabilities of each side in the draw facing each other?
Group Winners: Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Porto, Real Madrid.
Group runners-up: Ajax, Atlético Madrid, Liverpool, Lyon, Manchester United, Roma, Schalke, Tottenham Hotspur.

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