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Champions League knockout stage 2019/20 draw: Facts, fixtures, TV info & more

By Ben Green

A guide to the 2019/20 Champions League last-16 draw

Published: 13:45, 15 December 2019

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The 2019/20 Champions League group stages are over, with all 16 teams in the knockout stages confirmed.

For the first time in the competition’s history all the teams to have qualified for the last-16 come from Europe’s top five leagues – La Liga, the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1.

When is the Champions League draw? Five things to know…

  • The Champions League last 16 draw will take place on Monday 16 December in Nyon, Switzerland, at 11 AM GMT.
  • The draw will consist of two seeding pots: group winners and group runners-up.
  • Teams cannot be drawn against those from their group, or from their own domestic competition.
  • Seeded group winners will play the first-leg away and the return fixture at home.
  • The first legs will be played in February (18/19 and 25/26) and the second legs in March (10/11 and 17/18).

All four Premier League teams secured their spot in the knockout stages with Liverpool and Manchester City winning Group E and C respectively. They are joined by Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur as runners-up of Group H and B respectively, with the former squeezing through thanks to a 2-1 win over Lille.

Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Valencia and RB Leipzig have also confirmed their spots as group winners while Real Madrid, Atalanta, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, Borussia Dortmund and Lyon join as runners-up.

So, with the 16 teams confirmed, all that’s left is to find out who will face off when the Champions League returns in 2020.

When is the draw and where can I watch it live?

The Champions League last-16 draw will take place on Monday 16 December in Nyon, Switzerland, and will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 at 11 AM for UK viewers. The draw will also be live streamed on BTSport.com.

The draw will consist of two seeding pots: one for the winners of each group, and another for the runners-up.

Confirmed group winners: Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Juventus, Liverpool, Barcelona, RB Leipzig and Valencia

Confirmed runners-up: Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, Atalanta, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, Borussia Dortmund, Lyon and Chelsea

Of course, teams cannot be drawn against those they faced in the group stages or any side from their own association.

Seeded group winners will contest the first legs – to take place in February (18/19 and 25/26) – away from home first and play the second legs – in March (10/11 and 17/18) – on home soil.

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Who could the Premier League sides face?

With the four Premier League sides split into two group winners and two runners-up, each have five possible opponents in the last-16 – as they are unable to face each other or their group stage opponents.

Both champions League holders Liverpool and defending Premier League champions Manchester City could be drawn against one of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund or Lyon. Liverpool can also face Atalanta, while Man City could draw Napoli.

As for Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, both could either be drawn against Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Barcelona or RB Leipzig, while Spurs can also face Valencia and the Blues could come up against Bayern Munich.

Best and worst case scenarios for every Premier League club

Liverpool

Manchester City

Spurs

Chelsea

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Potential Premier League draws in full

Liverpool: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Lyon, Atalanta

Manchester City: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Lyon, Napoli

Tottenham Hotspur: Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Barcelona, RB Leipzig, Valencia

Chelsea: Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Barcelona, RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich

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