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Find out all you need to know about the draw for this season's Champions League knockout stages including who all the English sides could face in the last 16...

When is it?

The draw is for the round of 16, the first phase of the knockout stages, and will get underway on December 17 from 11am GMT in Nyon, Switzerland - home of UEFA's headquarters.

Who are the favourites to win the competition?

Mohamed Salah scores for Liverpool against Napoli
Mohamed Salah scores for Liverpool against Napoli
  • Manchester City - 7/2
  • Barcelona - 9/2
  • Juventus - 11/2
  • PSG - 13/2
  • Liverpool - 9/1

Odds via Sky Bet, click here to see the list in full...

Which teams are in the draw?

Lucas Moura celebrates after scoring against Barcelona
Lucas Moura celebrates after scoring against Barcelona

Group winners: Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, PSG, Porto, Real Madrid, Juventus, Man City, Bayern Munich.

Runners up: AS Roma, Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Schalke, Tottenham, Man Utd, Lyon, Ajax.

How does the last 16 draw work?

The eight group winners will be drawn against the eight runners-up, with the runners-up playing the first leg of the tie at home.

Country protection is still in operation meaning teams from the same league cannot be drawn against each other, so Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool and Tottenham will be kept apart.

Who can the English teams face in the last 16?

As group winners, Manchester City certainly have a more comfortable looking draw regardless of who they get, with the three other English sides having some huge names they can be drawn against - you suspect they'd all take Porto!

  • Man City - Roma, Atletico Madrid, Schalke, Ajax.
  • Man Utd - Barcelona, Dortmund, PSG, Porto, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich.
  • Liverpool - Barcelona, Dortmund, Porto, Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich.
  • Tottenham - Dortmund, PSG, Porto, Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich.

When is the last 16 being played?

The Champions League closes down for its winter break with the competition starting up again in February with the last 16 spread out over eight matchdays.

Two games will be played on each night with the first legs being played on February 12/13 and 19/20, with the second legs then taking place March 5/6 and 12/13.

Odds correct as of 1430 GMT on 12/12/18

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