We’ll be getting some heavyweight matchups for the Champions League Round of 16 when the draw is conducted Monday at UEFA headquarters in Switzerland. The two pots of teams include some of the biggest names in the sport, and tournament favorites are likely to face off.
The draw is pretty straightforward: The eight Champions League group winners will be drawn against the eight group runners-up, though they can’t be drawn against teams that hail from the same group or country (scroll down for the tables with this information).
Some of the potential matchups? How about Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United taking on Lionel Messi and PSG? Defending Champions League holders Chelsea could be drawn against Real Madrid or Bayern Munich. Atletico Madrid would definitely be a tough out for Manchester City, and none of the group winners likely want to see Italian champs Inter Milan.
Sporting News will be following the draw live and providing updates and the matchups as they happen.
Champions League draw live updates
The Round of 16 matchups will be added to the table below as the names are drawn:
|Match||Home team – 1st leg||Home team – 2nd leg|
(All times Eastern)
5:15 a.m.: In case you’re wondering why Andrey Arshavin is part of today’s draw: He’s born and bred in Saint Petersburg and played for the local club. That’s where the final is happening on May 28.
5:12 a.m.: CBS Sports is hosting a live watch along with the draw that you can view below. It will begin at 5:50 a.m.:
4 a.m.: The draw is a great time to unveil a new Champions League ball for the knockouts:
How the Champions League draw works
The eight group winners will be drawn against the eight group runners-up for the Round of 16, but no team can be drawn against another that hails from the same group or country.
Below are the Round of 16 qualifiers sorted by group:
|Group||Pot A (Group winners)||Pot B (Runners-up)|
|A||Manchester City||Paris Saint-Germain|
|D||Real Madrid||Inter Milan|
|G||LOSC Lille||RB Salzburg|
Here are the Round of 16 qualifiers sorted by country:
|England||4||Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City|
|Spain||3||Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Villarreal|
|France||2||Paris Saint-Germain, LOSC Lille|
|Italy||2||Inter Milan, Juventus|
|Portugal||2||Sporting CP, Benfica|
How to watch Champions League draw
- Date: Monday, Dec. 13
- Time: 6 a.m. ET
- TV channel (USA): TUDN
- Streaming (USA): fuboTV, Paramount+, CBS Sports HQ, TUDN app
- Streaming (Canada): DAZN
TUDN will provide live coverage of the Champions League draw in the U.S. That channel is available to stream on fuboTV (free 7-day trial for new users). CBS Sports’ coverage of the draw will stream live on Paramount+ and CBS Sports HQ in the U.S.
DAZN will stream the Champions League draw in Canada.