Champions League last-16 draw LIVE: It’s a dream draw for the English clubs as Man City get United conquerors Copenhagen and Arsenal will play Porto… with both avoiding a tricky trip to PSG
Follow Mail Sport’s live blog for all the latest news, updates and results from the Champions League last-16 draw as Man City and Arsenal await their fate.
Round of 16 draw in FULL
Porto (POR) vs Arsenal (ENG)
Napoli (ITA) vs Barcelona (ESP)
PSG (FRA) vs Real Sociedad (ESP)
Inter (ITA) vs Atletico Madrid (ESP)
PSV (NED) vs Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Lazio (ITA) vs Bayern Munich (GER)
Copenhagen (DEN) vs Man City (ENG)
Leipzig (GER) vs Real Madrid (ESP)
FIVE first thoughts after the draw
1 – Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will be disappointed after winning their respective groups. Napoli still pack a punch with Victor Osimhen in attack, while Inter’s confidence in the knockouts will have grown significantly following last season’s final appearance.
2 – PSG escaped a potential last 16 nighmare by drawing Real Sociedad, who don’t have the star power compared to other group winners this year. Although Sociedad can’t be underestimated, they’re sixth in LaLiga and will be up against it when Kylian Mbappe and Co come to the Basque country.
3 – PSV vs Dortmund could provide the best entertainment across the last 16. The German side impressed in an incredibly difficult group while PSV have won all 16 games in the Dutch top flight this year. Although Dortmund will have the edge, don’t expect it to be a walkover.
4 – Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid remain strong favourites to win it all after three favourable draws in the last 16. Nothing’s a given in the knockout stages, but it should be fairly routine for the European juggernauts against Copenhagen, Lazio and Leipzig.
5 – If everything goes according to the script, we could be graced with just English, German and Spanish teams in the quarter-final. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid knocking out Inter and Napoli would do England a massive favour in terms of their coeffecient ranking.
City and Arsenal get solid draws
Both English clubs will be pleased with their draws heading into the last 16, with the champions in particular set to play this year’s surprise package in Copenhagen.
Porto present more of a challenge for Mikel Arteta’s side having picked up 12 points in the group stage, but haven’t shown inconsistency in the Portuguese top flight so far this term.
The Premier League clubs will be pleased to have missed out on draws against Serie A champions Napoli and last season’s finallists Inter.
FIXTURE 8: Leipzig vs Real Madrid
FIXTURE 7: Copenhagen vs Man City
FIXTURE 6: Lazio vs Bayern Munich
FIXTURE 5: PSV vs Borussia Dortmund
FIXTURE 4: Inter vs Atletico Madrid
FIXTURE 3: PSG vs Real Sociedad
FIXTURE 2: Napoli vs Barcelona
FIXTURE 1: Porto vs Arsenal
Terry tips Real Madrid
Waxing lyrical about Jude Bellingham, Terry tips Real Madrid to win the Champions League this year, impressed by their performance in the group stage and Carlo Ancelotti’s tactics.
Who do you think will win Europe’s crown in the summer?
Terry takes to the UEFA stage
UEFA general secretary Giorgio Marchetti heads out to the stage and reviews the competition’s enthralling group stage.
He reminds the viewers that this year’s Champions League final will be held at Wembley, before brining in special guest John Terry to kickstart the draw.
The ex-England star won the competition with Chelsea back in 2012.
Not long now!
The stage is finally set for the Champions League draw, with UEFA now ready to select the Round of 16 fixtures in Nyon.
Don’t go anywhere!
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Manchester City boast a danger rating of 5/5, while Copenhagen have hardly been given a hope at all!
When is the Round of 16?
There’s plenty of time for managers to prepare their tactics and squads after the draw, with the first leg set to take place in mid-Feburary.
It’ll take four weeks to complete the full Round of 16 fixtures, with the final second legs taking place midway through March.
First legs: February 13, 14 and 20, 21
Second legs: March 5, 6 and 12, 13
How does the draw work?
Group winners head into the draw as a seeded team, while runners-up are marked as unseeded. Seeded teams are drawn against unseeded teams.
Arsenal and Man City cannot face off yet in the competition as no team from the same national association are eligible to play against each other.
Meanwhile, clubs cannot be drawn against a team they previously faced during the group stage.
Who's in the draw?
So Manchester City and Arsenal are through, but who could they face in the next round?
Spain have four teams through to the knockout stages, with Barcelona and Real Madrid joined by Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad.
Meanwhile, both Germany and Italy have three teams each, with all of Serie A’s sides making it through as runners-up.
Here is the full list of teams in the hat ahead of today's draw.
Group winners: Arsenal (ENG), Atlético de Madrid (ESP), Barcelona (ESP), Bayern (GER), Dortmund (GER), Manchester City (ENG), Real Madrid (ESP), Real Sociedad (ESP)
Group runners-up: Copenhagen (DEN), Inter (ITA), Lazio (ITA), Leipzig (GER), Napoli (ITA), Paris (FRA), Porto (POR), PSV Eindhoven (NED)
Hello and welcome to Mail Sport’s live blog covering the Champions League draw.
Fans now know which 16 teams will be fighting for the European crown next year, with Manchester City and Arsenal the only two English sides left in the competition following bitter group stage exits for Manchester United and Newcastle.
We’ll be hear throughout the morning to bring you all the latest from Nyon. Stay tuned!
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