When is the 2022/23 Champions League last 16 draw?

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Real Madrid are in the last 16 again
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The 2022/23 Champions League group stage has ended and the first knockout stage will soon take place as we start to see how the rest of the tournament will unfold.

There have been some classic games and almighty upsets so far this season. Manchester City and Real Madrid are among the sides to qualify for the last 16, but European giants like Barcelona and Juventus will not be appearing in Europe's premier club competition again this term.

Here's what you need to know about the draw for the next round of this season's Champions League.


When is the 2022/23 Champions League last 16 draw?

The last-16 draw for the 2022/23 Champions League took place at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland at 11:00 GMT on Monday 7 November.


Who is in the 2022/23 Champions League last 16 draw?

The last 16 draw has taken place, with a number of exciting ties to look forward to.

Real Madrid and Liverpool will face each other again after meeting in last season's final, while European heavyweights Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have also been paired together.

Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea will face off for the first time in European competition, while Premier League champions Manchester City take on RB Leipzig.

  • RB Leipzig vs Manchester City
  • Club Brugge vs Benfica
  • Liverpool vs Real Madrid
  • AC Milan vs Tottenham
  • Eintracht Frankfurt vs Napoli
  • Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea
  • Inter vs Porto
  • Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayern Munich

How does the 2022/23 Champions League last 16 draw work?

In the Champions League last 16, the eight group winners are seeded and the runners-up are unseeded. Seeded teams are drawn against unseeded sides, with the former hosting the return leg of the tie.

Teams from the same group or the same association cannot be drawn against each other. For example, second-placed Liverpool cannot face group winners and Premier League colleagues Tottenham, Chelsea or Manchester City, or Napoli, who they played in the group stage.

There are no subsequent seedings for the quarter-final and semi-final draw and teams from the same group or association can play each other from that stage.

Seeded teams 

  • Napoli
  • Porto
  • Bayern Munich
  • Tottenham
  • Chelsea
  • Real Madrid
  • Manchester City
  • Benfica

Unseeded teams

  • Liverpool
  • Club Brugge
  • Inter
  • Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Milan
  • RB Leipzig
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Paris Saint-Germain

When is the 2022/23 Champions League last 16?

The first legs of the last-16 stage of the 2022/23 Champions League are due to be played on 14, 15, 21 and 22 February, with the returns taking place on 7, 8, 14 and 15 March.

Key dates for 2022/23 Champions League

The quarter-final and semi-final draw will take place on 17 March. The identities of the semi-finalists will not be known at the time of the draw, as the quarter-finals will take place afterwards in April.

The quarter-finals will be played on 11, 12, 18 and 19 April, the semi-finals on 9, 10, 16 and 17 May. The final, to be hosted at Istanbul's Ataturk Olympic Stadium, is on 10 June.


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