UK start date, time, eligible teams and how to proceed

The group stages of the UEFA Champions League 2021/22 are over and this means that attention will now turn to the Round of 16 of the elite competition.

After the climax of the group stage, the tournament will move to the Round of 16 where the winners and runners-up from all eight groups meet in the knockout stage leading to the final at Gazprom Arena.


Manchester City lost the final last season against Chelsea in the English Premier League

The English Premier League quartet, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea, qualified for the next round.

The round of 16 will start in February but first we have to make the biggest draw…

The Champions League draw: when and how to follow it

The last 16 drawing ceremonies will be held on Monday December 13 in Nyon, Switzerland.

It will start at 11am UK time.

talkSPORT will give you full coverage of the last 16 draw and action and you can listen here.

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


Jurgen Klopp’s side have already secured their place in the Round of 16 in the Champions League group draw: the qualified teams

Confirmed group winners (ranked)
Ajax (NED)
Bayern Munich (Germany)
Liverpool (ANG)
Manchester City (ANG)
Manchester United (ANG)
Real Madrid (Spain)
Juventus (Italy)
Night (FRA)

Group Finalists Confirmed (Unranked)
Atletico Madrid (Spain)
Inter Milan (ITA)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
CP Sporty (POR)
Chelsea (ANG)
Benfica (Bor)
Red Bull Salzburg (Australia)
Villarreal (ESP)

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UEFA Champions League: Who can play who?

Ranking pots will be made, with one group of eight winners (predetermined) and the other with group eight finalists (unranked).

The seeded team will face an unranked team in the Round of 16, but no team may face a team in its own group or a team from its association, which means there will be no Premier League matches at this point.

The winners of the seeded group will play the first leg, the second leg match in front of their home fans.

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

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