Champions League Draw: Date, Time And Possible Opponents For Arsenal, Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid And Others In Last 16

on December 12 2013 11:42 AM
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Bayern Munich are looking to become the first club to retain the Champions League in its current format. Reuters

It proved to be a dramatic final night in the Champions League group phase, chiefly down to events in Group F in which Napoli captured a 2-0 victory over Arsenal, but became the first team in the competition’s history to be eliminated having amassed 12 points. Only a late winner from last season’s finalists Borussia Dortmund sent the Italian side into the Europa League.

Meanwhile, Arsenal dropped into second place in the group and could now face an unenviable task when the draw for the Round of 16 is made on Monday. Having faced ties against Barcelona, Milan and Bayern Munich in the past three seasons after finishing second, manager Arsene Wenger must now be wary of another stern test and exiting in the first knockout round for a third straight year.

The draw will see the eight group winners, which include Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid, taking on one of the runners-up, which count among their ranks seven-time European Cup winner Milan, who survived with 10 men to claim a vital point against Ajax on Wednesday. The only permutations are that teams from the same country or who were in the same group cannot meet.

The scenario looks favorable for English group toppers Manchester United and Chelsea, who will avoid arguably the pick of the second-placed teams, Arsenal and Manchester City. In terms of points tally, the two Madrid clubs, Real and Atletico, were the most impressive of the group stage, dropping just two points. In sharp contrast to Napoli, Zenit progressed despite amassing just six points and recording only a solitary victory.

Here is the full list of the possible opponents for each of Europe’s elite 16.

Group Winners Manchester United: Galatasaray, Olympiakos, Schalke, Zenit St Petersburg and Milan.

Real Madrid: Bayer Leverkusen, Olympiakos, Manchester City, Schalke, Arsenal, Zenit and Milan

Paris Saint-Germain: Bayer Leverkusen Galatasaray, Manchester City, Schalke, Arsenal, Zenit and Milan

Bayern Munich: Galatasaray, Olympiakos, Arsenal, Zenit and Milan

Chelsea: Bayer Leverkusen, Galatasaray, Olympiakos, Zenit and Milan

Borussia Dortmund: Galatasaray, Olympiakos, Manchester City, Zenit and Milan

Atletico Madrid: Bayer Leverkusen, Galatasaray, Olympiakos, Manchester City, Schalke, Arsenal and Milan

Barcelona: Bayer Leverkusen, Galatasaray, Olympiakos, Manchester City, Schalke, Arsenal and Zenit

 

Group Runners-Up Bayer Leverkusen: Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona

Galatasaray: Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona

Olympiakos: Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona

Manchester City: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona

Schalke: Manchester United, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona

Arsenal: Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona

Zenit: Manchester United, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona

Milan: Manchester United, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid

 

When and where: The draw for Champions League Round of 16 will be made on December 16 at 6 a.m. Eastern Time. 

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