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By: Ben Adam Updated 19 Dec 2012 11:17:39

The Champions League Knockout Draw

The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw is among us!

Two seeding pots have been formed: one consisting of group winners and the other of runners-up.
Seeded group winners will be away in the round of 16 first legs on 12/13 and 19/20 February and at home in the return matches on 5/6 and 12/13 March. No team can play a club from their group or any side from their own association. The draw will be conducted by UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino and UEFA director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti, assisted by final ambassador Steve McManaman.

Tune In Tomorrow At Football.co.uk for a LIVE update of the draw.


Below we have the group winners as well as the runner-ups, their history in the competition and the people they could be paired up against.


Group winners

A: Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA)

Can play: Arsenal, Milan, Madrid, Shakhtar, Valencia, Celtic, Galatasaray
Qualified as: runners-up, France
Last season: UEFA Europa League, group stage
Previous seasons in UEFA Champions League: 4
Previous European Cup best: semi-finals

B: FC Schalke 04 (GER)

Can play: Porto, Milan, Madrid, Shakhtar, Valencia, Celtic, Galatasaray
Qualified as: third place, Germany
Last season: UEFA Europa League, quarter-finals
Previous seasons in UEFA Champions League: 4
Previous European Cup best: semi-finals

C: Málaga CF (ESP)

Can play: Porto, Arsenal, Shakhtar, Celtic, Galatasaray
Last season: N/A
Qualified as: fourth place, Spain
Previous seasons in UEFA Champions League: none
Previous European Cup best: N/A

D: Borussia Dortmund (GER)

Can play: Porto, Arsenal, Milan, Shakhtar, Valencia, Celtic, Galatasaray
Qualified as: champions, Germany
Last season: group stage
Previous seasons in UEFA Champions League: 5
Previous European Cup best: winners x 1

E: Juventus (ITA)

Can play: Porto, Arsenal, Madrid, Valencia, Celtic, Galatasaray
Qualified as: champions, Italy
Last season: N/A
Previous seasons in UEFA Champions League: 12
Previous European Cup best: winners x 2

F: FC Bayern München (GER)

Can play: Porto, Arsenal, Milan, Madrid, Shakhtar, Celtic, Galatasaray
Qualified as: runners-up, Germany
Last season: runners-up
Previous seasons in UEFA Champions League: 15
Previous European Cup best: winners x 4

G: FC Barcelona (ESP)

Can play: Porto, Arsenal, Milan, Shakhtar, Galatasaray
Qualified as: runners-up, Spain
Last season: semi-finals
Previous seasons in UEFA Champions League: 16
Previous European Cup best: winners x 4

H: Manchester United FC (ENG)

Can play: Porto, Milan, Madrid, Shakhtar, Valencia, Celtic
Qualified as: runners-up, England
Last season: group stage/UEFA Europa League, round of 16
Previous seasons in UEFA Champions League: 17
Previous European Cup best: winners x 3

Runners-up

A: FC Porto (POR)

Can play: Schalke, Málaga, Dortmund, Juventus, Bayern, Barcelona, Manchester United
Qualified as: champions, Portugal
Last season: group stage/UEFA Europa League, round of 32
Previous seasons in UEFA Champions League: 16
Previous European Cup best: winners x 2

B: Arsenal FC (ENG)

Can play: PSG, Málaga, Dortmund, Juventus, Bayern, Barcelona
Qualified as: third place, England
Last season: round of 16
Previous seasons in UEFA Champions League: 14
Previous European Cup best: runners-up

C: AC Milan (ITA)

Can play: PSG, Schalke, Dortmund, Bayern, Barcelona, Manchester United
Qualified as: runners-up, Italy
Last season: quarter-finals
Previous seasons in UEFA Champions League: 15
Previous European Cup best: winners x 7

D: Real Madrid CF (ESP)

Can play: PSG, Schalke, Juventus, Bayern, Manchester United
Qualified as: champions, Spain
Last season: semi-finals
Previous seasons in UEFA Champions League: 16
Previous European Cup best: winners x 9

E: FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)

Can play: PSG, Schalke, Málaga, Dortmund, Bayern, Barcelona, Manchester United
Qualified as: champions, Ukrainev
Last season: group stage
Previous seasons in UEFA Champions League: 7
Previous European Cup best: quarter-finals

F: Valencia CF (ESP)

Can play: PSG, Schalke, Dortmund, Juventus, Manchester United
Qualified as: third place, Spain
Last season: group stage/UEFA Europa League, semi-finals
Previous seasons in UEFA Champions League: 8
Previous European Cup best: runners-up

G: Celtic FC (SCO)

Can play: PSG, Schalke, Málaga, Dortmund, Juventus, Bayern, Manchester United
Qualified as: champions, Scotland
Last season: UEFA Europa League group stage
Previous seasons in UEFA Champions League: 6
Previous European Cup best: winners x 1

H: Galatasaray AŞ (TUR)

Can play: PSG, Schalke, Málaga, Dortmund, Juventus, Bayern, Barcelona
Qualified as: champions, Turkey
Last season: N/A
Previous seasons in UEFA Champions League: 10
Previous European Cup best: semi-finals


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