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All you need to know ahead of the Champions League round -of-16; Who could face who?

The Champions League group stage ended on the back of some exhilarating, breathtaking football; the brand of football that left nobody seated. Almost all of the high profile teams, including the defending champions Real Madrid, proceeded to the next round. 

Big teams such as Napoli missed out on qualification, while AS Monaco even failed to secure a place in the Europa League. With the group stage over, without further ado, let’s take a look at the last-16 draw details, who could each team face and much more!

Last-16 draw information

When? 

17 December, Monday at UEFA’s HQ in Nyon, Switzerland. 

What time is it?

The draw is scheduled at 11 am (GMT) 

Where can I watch? 

Live stream on the official UEFA website

Who can Premier League sides face in last-16?

Manchester City 

With four wins, a draw and 16 goals in just six matches, Manchester City took to the European stage to showcase their superhuman style of play. Their potential opponents include: 

Atletico Madrid (worst scenario), Schalke (best scenario), Ajax, Roma

Manchester United

Despite having endured a substandard season thus far in the domestic league, Jose Mourinho and co. managed to qualify for the next round with three wins and a draw. Their potential opponents include: 

Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona (worst scenario), PSG, Porto (best scenario), Bayern Munich, Real Madrid

Liverpool 

It went right down to the wire in Group C, but Liverpool pipped Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli with more goals scored. Their potential opponents include: 

Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, Porto (best scenario), Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Juventus (worst scenario)

Tottenham Hotspur 

Like Liverpool, Spurs too overcame a scare and qualified by a narrow margin. Can they replicate their league form on the Champions League stage? Here’s who they could face. 

Borussia Dortmund, PSG, Porto (best scenario), Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Juventus (worst scenario)

What about the other European powerhouses?

PSG potential opponents: Manchester United (best scenario), Tottenham, Schalke, Atletico Madrid (worst scenario), Ajax

Barcelona potential opponents: Manchester United, Schalke, Roma, Liverpool (worst scenario), Ajax, Lyon (best scenario)

Real Madrid potential opponents: Manchester United, Schalke, Tottenham, Liverpool (worst scenario),  Ajax (best scenario), Lyon

Juventus potential opponents: Schalke (best scenario), Atletico Madrid (worst scenario), Tottenham, Liverpool, Ajax, Lyon

Atletico Madrid potential opponents: Porto (best scenario), Bayern Munich, Juventus (worst scenario), Manchester City, PSG

Bayern Munich potential opponents: Roma, Atletico Madrid (worst scenario), Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester United, Lyon (best scenario)

Borussia Dortmund potential opponents: Roma, Tottenham, Liverpool (worst scenario), Manchester United, Lyon (best scenario)

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