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UEFA Champions League 2016/17 Round of 16 and Europa League round of 32 Draw

Updated: 12 December 2016 18:34 IST - Published: 12 December 2016 14:32 IST
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That is all from our live coverage of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 and UEFA Europa League round of 32 draws. It was nice having you with us for the draw. Hope you enjoyed it just as much. For now, goodbye and take care.

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Wow, that was exhaustive but entertaining nonetheless.

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And here we are, down to the last draw of the night. It is PAOK who will be taking on Schalke.

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Hapoel Beer-Sheva are out next. To be honest, I don't know who they are or where they play but they will be taking on Besiktas. I am sure even Besiktas don't know who they have been drawn against.

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AZ Alkmaar are out next and their opponents will be - Olympique Lyon.

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Borussia Moenchengladbach are up next and they will be taking on La Viola - AFC Fiorentina. What a draw!!

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FC Krasnodar are out next from the pot and will be facing - Fenerbahce.

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Next team to come out are FC Rostov and they will take on Sparta Prague.

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KAA Gent are out next and their opponents are - Tottenham Hotspur. The North London side have a relatively easier draw.

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Olympiacos are out next and they will be taking on - Osmanlispor. The battle of the Os.

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Celta Vigo are out next. And they will face Shakhtar Donetsk. Another interesting draw.

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Ludogorest Razgrad are out next and let's see who they will face - FC Copenhagen.

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Villarreal are out next and their opponents will be - Roma. What a draw.

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And it is Manchester United - the Premier League giants, who will be facing - Saint-Etienne. The reunion of the Pogba brothers.

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FC Astra - the Romanian outfit come out next and their opponents are - Genk.

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Out come Anderlecht from the pot and they will be taking on - Zenit St. Petersburg.

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Then it is Legia Warsaw, who will be taking on - Ajax

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And the first team to come out of the pot is - Atheltic Bilbao and they will be facing - APOEL FC.

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And we are underway.... 

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The reigning champions and winners of the last 3 seasons - Sevilla - have decided to let someone else win the tournament this year. Let me remind you, a favourable draw can take you a long long way.

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And then Marchetti joins us now from the live ceremony and we are inching closer..... Tick Tock, Tick Tock....

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And we are underway with Pedro Pinto and it starts with a vignette of all the crazy goals from the group stage of the tournament.

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Here are the Unseeded teams: Anderlecht, Astra Giurgiu, Athletic Club, AZ Alkmaar, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Celta Vigo, Gent, Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Krasnodar, Legia Warszawa, Ludogorets Razgrad, Manchester United, Olympiacos, PAOK, Rostov, Villarreal

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Here are the Seeded teams: Ajax, Besiktas, Fenerbahce, Fiorentina, Genk, Fc Copenhagen, Lyon, Osmanlispor, Roma, Schalke, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sparta Prague, Saint-Etienne, Tottenham Hotspur and Zenit St. Petersburg.

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There are two pots of 16 teams each and the Seeded pot contains the 12 group winners and the 4 best ranked, third-placed teams from the Champions League. The Unseeded pot contains the 12 runners-up and the remaining teams third-placed teams of the Champions League.

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We are nearing the UEFA Europa League draw and here's what you need to know about it.

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Porto vs Juventus is unpredictable, the same goes with Manchester City vs Monaco. And then there are the reigning champions - Real Madrid - who will be taking on Napoli.

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But that does not mean that the rest of the clubs have easier draws. Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund could be mouth-watering, while Leverkusen and Atletico has the potential to be one of the most unexpected clashes.

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And then there are the dark horses. Sevilla - who have won Europa League in each of the last 3 seasons - and they have been paired against Leicester City - the once in a lifetime team, who are riding on their fairytale Premier League win and are targeting the ultimate prize - UEFA Champions League.

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Then there is Paris Saint-Germain who will be taking on FC Barcelona for the third time in 5 years. The Blaugrana have got the better of the Ligue 1 giants on each of their last two encounters but it will be interesting if cup-specialist Unai Emery can buck the trend.

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The UEFA Champions League draw has concluded and we have some feisty encounters lined up for the Round of 16.
Arsenal were once again drawn against Bayern Munich, despite having topped their group for the first time in 6 years.

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The group winners will be playing away from home first and then they will host the runners-up in the second leg.

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The first leg of the round of 16 matches will be held on 14/15 and 21/22 February. While the second leg of the round of 16 matches are scheduled for 7/8 and 14/15 March.

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And the last team are the kings of Europa League - Sevilla and they will face last season's English fairytale - Leicester City.

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And the seventh team out of the draw are Paris Saint-Germain and there's only one team they can be drawn against - Gullit with a smile displays - FC Barcelona.

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Next out of the pot is Bayer Leverkusen and they are drawn against last season's runners-up Atletico Madrid.

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Meanwhile, Ruud Gullit is struggling to open the balls which contains the team names.

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FC Porto are the next team to come out and they will face - Juventus.

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The fourth team to be drawn is - Bayern Munich and they will be facing - Arsenal. As luck would have it the Gunners have been drawn against the Munich side for the third time in five years.

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And the third team to come out are - SL Benfica and they will be facing - Borussia Dortmund. The Signal Iduna Park outfit will be thanking their stars.

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Second team out is Real Madrid - the record winners and they will face - Napoli.

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And it is Manchester City who are the first team drawn and the team they will be facing will be - AS Monaco.

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And without any further ado, we begin the draw. Who is excited?

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We are going through the rules of the draw, which have already been mentioned in the blog slightly down.

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The former Milan midfielder has picked Real Madrid as the favourites for the tournament.

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And he has been joined by Dutch football legend Ruud Gullit.

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Pedro Pinto is our host for the night and Giorgio Marchetti has replaced them at the dias.

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A vignette is playing of all the highlights from the group stages. Some real crackers there!!

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And we are underway..... 

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We are less than 10 minutes away from the draw. The tension is rising as clubs prepare to learn their fate in the competition. A favourable draw can take you a long way in the tournament as Real Madrid did last season, en route to La Undecima.

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Here are the possible opponents for each team based on the below-mentioned rule.

Winners:

Arsenal - Bayern Munich (yes, the irony), Bayer Leverkusen, Benfica, FC Porto, Real Madrid, Sevilla
Atletico Madrid - Bayer Leverkusen, Benfica, FC Porto, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain
Barcelona - Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, Benfica, FC Porto, Paris Saint-Germain
Borussia Dortmund - Benfica, FC Porto, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Sevilla
Juventus - Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, Benfica, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain
Leicester City - Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, Benfica, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Sevilla
Monaco - Bayern Munich, Benfica, FC Porto, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Sevilla
Napoli
- Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, FC Porto, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Sevilla

Runners-up:

Bayern Munich - Arsenal, Barcelona, Leicester City, Juventus, Monaco, Napoli
Bayer Leverkusen - Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Leicester City, Juventus, Napoli
Benfica - Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Leicester City, Juventus, Monaco
FC Porto -
Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Monaco, Napoli
Manchester City -
Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Monaco, Napoli
Paris Saint-Germain -
Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Leicester City, Juventus, Napoli
Real Madrid -
Arsenal, Juventus, Leicester City, Monaco, Napoli
Sevilla -
Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Leicester City, Monaco, Napoli

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One essential rule will guide the draw and this is - no team can be drawn with a club from their group or any other team from their own country.

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Here are the two pots based on the final position of the teams in their respective groups:

Pot A (Winners): Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Leicester City, Monaco and Napoli.
Pot B (Runners-up): Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, Benfica, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, FC Porto, Real Madrid, Sevilla.

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Essentially, the 16 teams that have qualified from the group stages will be segregated into two groups, one of the winners of their respective groups and the second will be formed of the runners-up.

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We are less than an hour away from the Champions League draw and let's take a brief tour of how and what can be expected during the draw.

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Welcome to our live coverage of the UEFA Champions League 2016/17 Round of 16 and Europa League round of 32 Draw..