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UEFA Champions League 2021-22 round of 16 draw: Date, time, teams, new rules, how to watch in India

Mudeet Arora
UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw: everything you need to know
UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw: everything you need to know / FABRICE COFFRINI/GettyImages
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The UEFA Champions League's group stages will come to a conclusion this week with the last-16 teams left in the tournament, entering the draw for the knockout rounds.

Here's everything you need to know regarding the draw:


When is the UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw?

The draw will take place in Switzerland on Monday, December 13 at 4:30pm Indian Standard Time.


Where to watch the UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw?

The draw will be telecast on the Sony Sports Network's channel and Sony Liv app.

You can also live stream the draw on this UEFA website's link.


Teams Involved

Confirmed group winners (seeded)

Ajax (NED)
Bayern (GER)
Juventus (ITA)
Liverpool (ENG)
LOSC Lille (FRA)
Manchester City (ENG)
Manchester United (ENG)
Real Madrid (ESP)

Confirmed group runners-up (unseeded)

Atlético (ESP)
Benfica (POR)
Chelsea (ENG)
Inter (ITA)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Salzburg (AUT)
Sporting CP (POR)
Villarreal (ESP)

No teams from the same country can face each other in the UEFA Champions League round-of-16. Ties take place over two legs, with seeded teams at home in the second legs.


New knockout rules from the 2021-22 season

Starting this season, the "away-goals" rule has been removed so the knockout games which will be tied on equal score after two legs of 90 minute games irrespective of home or away goals, will play an additional 30 minutes of extra-time followed by a penalty shootout if the scores are level.


When is the Champions League round-of-16 scheduled to start?

The last-16 teams will face off on 15/16/22/23 February, with the second legs on 8/9/15/16 March. Kick-offs are at 1:30am Indian Standard Time.

The draws for the quarter-final and semi-final will be held on March 18.


When is the Champions League final?

Saint Petersburg's Gazprom Arena will be the venue for the final of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League on 28 May 2022.


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