14:30 - Recap: Real Madrid to play PSG

According to UEFA a 'technical error' involving Manchester United being left out of a portion of the initial draw meant teams needed to be paired again for the round of 16 ties.
The second draw saw Paris Saint-Germain, who had been set to face United, now going head-to-head with Real. United now face Atletico Madrid.
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Kylian Mbappe

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14:22 - Real Madrid are good against PSG

14:19 - Why could Liverpool not play Villarreal?

14:17 - The Champions League last-16 draw

  • Benfica v Ajax
  • Sporting Lisbon v Man City
  • Atlético Madrid v Man Utd
  • Salzburg v Bayern Munich
  • Inter Milan v Liverpool
  • Villarreal v Juventus
  • Chelsea v Lille
  • PSG v Real Madrid

14:15 - Paris Saint-Germain v Real Madrid

A very tasty matchup between PSG and Real Madrid with Kylian Mbappe facing set to face club he supposedly wants to join as soon as physically possible.

14:14 - Inter Milan v Liverpool

Inter Milan will play 2005 and 2019 Champions League winners Liverpool.

14:13 - Villarreal v Juventus

Last season's Europa League winners will take on Massimiliano Allegri's side.

14:12 - Atletico Madrid v Manchester United

Manchester United have a tough test against La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.

14:11 - Chelsea v Lille

So this is the same outcome as the first time this draw happened a few hours ago. Chelsea and Lille go head-to-head.

14:10 - Benfica v Ajax

Benfica will face play Ajax The Eredivisie side did not lose a group game en route to the last 16.

14:09 - Sporting Lisbon v Manchester City

The Portuguese title holders will take on last season's Champions League finalists.

14:08 - Salzburg v Bayern Munich

The Bundesliga champions will travel to Austria for the first leg.

14:05 - Back to UEFA HQ

Here we go again. We're back with everyone's favourite duo Pedro Pinto and Giorgio Marchetti in Nyon...
UEFA chief Marchetti has apologised for the technical error which has led to this redraw.
He said: "From now on every suggestion made by the software will be checked in real time by UEFA officials to make sure of its accuracy."

13:55 - Champions League last 16 dates

  • First legs: February 15-16 and February 22-23
  • Second legs: March 8-9 and March 15-16

13:50 - Here we go again...

The REAL Champions League draw is just minutes away. Here is a reminder of the seeded and unseeded teams.
  • Ajax (NED)
  • Bayern Munich (GER)
  • Juventus (ITA)
  • Liverpool (ENG)
  • LOSC Lille (FRA)
  • Manchester City (ENG)
  • Manchester United (ENG)
  • Real Madrid (ESP)
  • Atlético Madrid (ESP)
  • Benfica (POR)
  • Chelsea (ENG)
  • Inter Milan (ITA)
  • Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
  • RB Salzburg (AUT)
  • Sporting Lisbon (POR)
  • Villarreal (ESP)

13:40 - Guardiola's reaction to redraw

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the press ahead of Manchester City's Premier League clash against Leeds on Tuesday.
When asked about the redraw, he said: "It’s going to happen again, I think that’s fair. It was a mistake. These kinds of things sometimes happen, especially the players and managers, so sometimes UEFA too. We are going to wait. Like I always said I am more than satisfied to be a part of that.
"I think it makes sense [re-draw]. So there are no suspicions. All the opponents are tough. Some say one is better than the other but all are difficult."

13:25 - The Conference League draw

While we wait for the Champions League draw to be redone at 2pm GMT, here is the Europa Conference League knockout round play-offs draw in full.
  • Marseille v Qarabag
  • PSV v Maccabi Tel Aviv
  • Fenerbahce v Slavia Prague
  • Midtjylland v PAOK
  • Leicester v Randers
  • Celtic v Bodo/Glimt
  • Sparta Prague v Partizan Belgrade
  • Rapid Vienna v Vitesse/Tottenham

13:15 - The social media reaction

Unsurprisingly there has been plenty of lively reaction to this redraw on Twitter...

13:05 - The full story

UEFA have declared the draw for the Champions League last-16 'null and void' and there will be a redraw at 2PM UK time following an error which meant Manchester United were left out of part of the process.
There was initial confusion with the original draw when United were pulled out to face Villarreal - however, this was not possible given the two teams had faced each other in the group stage.
United's rivals City were then drawn out to face the Spaniards, however, the ball with United's name was not included as a potential opponent for Atletico Madrid, who instead drew Bayern Munich.
Liverpool will also put in the same pot to potentially face Atletico despite them playing each other in the group stages.
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12:55 - Why the redraw?

Earlier on today UEFA's Champions League final ambassador Andrey Arshavin drew Manchester United out of the pot to face Villarreal.
The two sides could not face each other as they were in the same group, meaning Arshavin had to have a second go at it. The second time around Arshavin pulled out Manchester City and the draw continued.
However, amid the confusion United were not put in the bowl to draw Atletico Madrid despite there being no permutations preventing them.
Atletico, who were initially drawn Bayern Munich, have now complained to UEFA about this error and the draw will be done all over again.
Here is what Atletico tweeted before UEFA's confirmation of a redraw...

12:50 - Champions League draw to be redone!

Hopefully you did not book any flights or accommodation Champions League fans! We are all set for a redraw...

11:50 - Man Utd to play PSG

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will renew acquaintances once more as Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain were drawn together in the Champions League round of 16.
Manchester City will take on Villarreal who finished second to United in the group stage.
Liverpool have been handed a tie against Austrian side RB Salzburg while holders Chelsea will face French side Lille

Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) und Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain)

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11:45 - Nagelsmann reacts to Bayern drawing Atletico

Every round of 16 tie is a good one but Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich should certainly be one of the standout matches. Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann has had his say.

11:35 - Arshavin's gaffe won't be forgotten

Because of a software issue, the former Arsenal and Zenit forward drew Villarreal to face Manchester United who were in the same group.
Arshavin had a second go and drew Villarreal against Manchester City.

11:32 - Man City's record against Villarreal

Pep Guardiola will likely be pleased with getting the Europa League champions at the round of 16 stage.

11:27 - A blockbuster tie

It's the tie of the round.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will meet in the Champions League knockout stages for the first time since the 2010/11 semi-final when Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-1 on aggregate and it could be the last time the two greats face each other.
It will also be fascinating to see Mauricio Pochettino come up against the club he has been linked to take charge of from the beginning of next season.

11:23 - The last 16 draw

  • Benfica v Real Madrid
  • Villarreal v Manchester City
  • Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich
  • Salzburg v Liverpool
  • Inter Milan v Ajax
  • Sporting Lisbon v Juventus
  • Chelsea v Lille
  • PSG v Manchester United

11:22 - When will the last-16 matches take place?

  • First legs: February 15-16 and February 22-23
  • Second legs: March 8-9 and March 15-16

11:21 - PSG v Manchester United

What a game this will be! Manchester United will play PSG! It's Messi v Ronaldo!

11:20 - Chelsea v Lille

It's a great game if you are Joe Cole in particular. The Champions League holders Chelsea will play Ligue 1 side Lille.

11:19 - Sporting Lisbon v Juventus

The Portuguese champions Sporting Lisbon will play Juventus with the first leg in Lisbon.

11:19 - Inter Milan v Ajax

Inter Milan will face Ajax who were the first Dutch club to win all matches in the group stage.

11:18 - Salzburg v Liverpool

Salzburg will take on Liverpool. Liverpool won all of their group stage matches.

11:17 - Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich

This should be tasty. Atletico Madrid take on six-time Champions League winners Bayern Munich who are unbeaten in their 28 last group stage matches.

11:15 - Villarreal v Manchester City

After Arshavin accidentally draws Villarreal against Manchester United who were in the same group, they will actually play last season's finalist Manchester City.

11:14 - Benfica v Real Madrid

Benfica, who had four clean sheets in the group stages, will take on Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid.

11:13 - Off we go!

With the technicalities out of the way, we are underway!

11:10 - Here is Arshavin

The man responsible for pulling the balls out today is former Arsenal and Zenit Saint Petersburg forward Andrei Arshavin who is UEFA's ambassador for the 2022 final.
He has been impressed most by Ajax in the Champions League this season and his greatest personal memory of the tournament was scoring against Barcelona at the Emirates.

11:05 - Away goals change

There is a change to the rules this season. The away goals rule has gone. If ties are level after 180 minutes it's going to go to extra-time and penalties regardless of away goals.

11:00 - The teams involved

Here is another reminder of the clubs who are seeded and unseeded heading into the draw...
  • Ajax (NED)
  • Bayern Munich (GER)
  • Juventus (ITA)
  • Liverpool (ENG)
  • LOSC Lille (FRA)
  • Manchester City (ENG)
  • Manchester United (ENG)
  • Real Madrid (ESP)
  • Atlético Madrid (ESP)
  • Benfica (POR)
  • Chelsea (ENG)
  • Inter Milan (ITA)
  • Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
  • RB Salzburg (AUT)
  • Sporting Lisbon (POR)
  • Villarreal (ESP)

10:50 - Where is the final?

This season the Champions League final will be held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, at the Gazprom Arena on May 28.
The arena - also known as Krestovsky Stadium - has a 67,800 capacity and has previously been used as a venue for the 2017 Confederations Cup, the 2018 World Cup and seven Euro 2020 matches.

UEFA officials inspect St Petersburg's Gazprom Arena ahead of 2022 Champions League Final

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10:40 - The format

It's all rather straightforward. Seeded teams will be drawn against unseeded teams and two sides from the same country can’t face each other.

10:35 - Here we go!

So this is it then. Christmas may well be coming, but there is only one thing you will be pondering when you are pulling your crackers, dancing around the tree and tucking into your turkey or equivalent meal of choice.
That is... how will my team fare in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League? Well, some clues to answering that great question may be handed to you today as the last-16 draw is about to get underway!
We will bring you all the build-up and the draw itself right here. Do not go anywhere!


Join us very shortly for live updates from the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League with Liverpool, Manchester United, City and Chelsea all involved.
The showpiece final of the competition will take place on Saturday, May 28 in St Petersburg, Russia but today is when the last 16 will find out who they are playing.

When is the draw?

The draw will take place at 11:00 UK time on Monday, December 13.

Where is the draw taking place?

As usual, the balls will be picked out of the plastic domes in Nyon, Switzerland.

When will the last-16 matches take place?

  • First legs: February 15-16 and February 22-23
  • Second legs: March 8-9 and March 15-16

Who has qualified?

Group winners (seeded)
  • Ajax (NED)
  • Bayern (GER)
  • Juventus (ITA)
  • Liverpool (ENG)
  • LOSC Lille (FRA)
  • Manchester City (ENG)
  • Manchester United (ENG)
  • Real Madrid (ESP)
Group runners-up (unseeded)
  • Atlético (ESP)
  • Benfica (POR)
  • Chelsea (ENG)
  • Inter (ITA)
  • Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
  • Salzburg (AUT)
  • Sporting (POR)
  • Villarreal (ESP)

‘Our goal is to win Champions League not reach last 16’ - Ancelotti

No Barcelona?

Barcelona exited the Champions League group stage for the first time in 21 years with a 3-0 defeat at Bayern Munich.
It is the first time since the 2003-04 season, when Barcelona only qualified for the UEFA Cup, that the club will not compete in the knockout rounds of the Champions League.
Xavi replaced Ronald Koeman in November but has thus far struggled to arrest Barcelona's struggles, and the former midfielder conceded that he will have to "change a lot" after a "hammer blow" of a defeat.

'Today a new phase must begin' - Xavi after Barcelona's Champions League exit

"Bayern dominated us," Xavi said. "We always want to dominate but it was the opposite here. We must demand more. We're Barca. This must be a point of inflection to change the dynamic and many more things.
"This is the Champions League, but this is also our reality. It's the situation we're in.
"I'm angry. This is the reality and it p***** me off. We have to tackle it face on. There's nothing else for it."
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