The Champions League group stage is drawing to a close with just two matchdays left to play, and there have already been some exciting and thrilling match-ups.
Manchester United and Juventus were paired against each other, as well Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham and Barcelona.
The full round of 16 spots are yet to be confirmed, but as the last round of the group stage draws nearer, anticipation will begin over determining which huge European sides will be drawn against one another in the knockout phase.
So with the draw date edging ever closer, Goal brings you everything you need to know.
When is the Champions League last 16 draw?
The draw for the Champions League last 16 stage will take place on December 17, 2018.
It will be held Nyon at the headquarters of UEFA and proceedings will get started at 11am GMT (6am ET).
Champions League last 16 draw seeding & how it works
|Group||Winners (seeded in round of 16 draw)||Runners-up (unseeded in round of 16 draw)||Qualified (position TBD)|
|E||Ajax, Bayern Munich|
|G||Real Madrid, Roma|
|H||Juventus, Manchester United|
*Only lists teams who have already qualified for the round of 16 stage. Goal will keep this page updated throughout the remainder of the group phase.
In the knockout phase, teams play against each other across two legs on a home-and-away basis, up until the final.
In the round of 16 draw, eight group winners are seeded, and the eight group runners-up are unseeded. The seeded teams are then drawn against the unseeded teams, with the seeded teams hosting the second leg.
Teams from the same group or the same association (e.g. the Premier League) may not be drawn against each other. Int he draws for the quarter-finals and beyond, there are no seedings, and teams from the same group are allowed to be drawn against each other.
Seeded group winners are are to play away in the round of 16 first legs on February 12/13 and February 19/20, and at then at home in the return matches on March 5/6 and March 12/13.
How to watch the Champions League last 16 draw
UEFA’s official website will be streaming the draw live and it will also be available to watch on TV.
Goal will be bringing you all the latest developments from the draw too, so be sure to check in here.
When does Champions League last 16 stage start?
The first leg of the round of 16 stage will be played from February 12-20, and the second legs will be played from March 5-13.
When & where will the Champions League final take place?
The final will be played on June 1 2019 at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, the home of La Liga side Atletico Madrid.
The “home” team – for administrative purposes who will be allowed to wear their home strip – will be determined by an additional draw held after the quarter-final and semi-final draws.