sport news Champions League draw guide: Who could Liverpool and Co face in the last-16

It's the time of year for giving and for the teams left in the Champions League they will hope for an early Christmas present with a favourable last-16 draw.

European football may be taking a mid-season break before resuming in February but all eyes will be on Nyon as the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea learn their fate in Europe's elite competition heading into the new year.

But how does the draw work and who is likely to face who? Check out our in depth guide to the Champions League draw covering every side. 

The draw for the last-16 of the UEFA Champions League takes place on Monday at 11am GMT

The draw for the last-16 of the UEFA Champions League takes place on Monday at 11am GMT

When is it?

The Champions League last-16 draw will take place on Monday December 16 at UEFA's HQ in Nyon, Switzerland.

What time is it?

The draw will begin at 11am (GMT).

How can I watch?

You can watch the Champions League last-16 draw on BT Sport 1 or as a live stream on the UEFA website.

TEAM GUIDE  Paris Saint-Germain

Manager:

Star man: Kylian Mbappe

It's always the same question with Paris Saint-Germain - is this finally their year? It is always promising in the group stage and that includes this year where with a game to play they saw off for top spot. But often there is a choke once the knockout stages come round, including a home collapse against earlier in the year and that infamous 6-1 capitulation at Barcelona. Maybe there is more to come this year, especially with Neymar having played less than a half in the group stages...

Who could they face? Tottenham Hotspur, Atalanta, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, , Chelsea

Champions League best? Semi-finals

Kylian Mbappe helped free-scoring Paris Saint-Germain to top spot in Group A

Kylian Mbappe helped free-scoring Paris Saint-Germain to top spot in Group A

Bayern Munich

Manager: Hans-Dieter Flick (interim)

Star man: Robert Lewandowski

For all his troubles domestically, Niko Kovac did much of the hard work in guiding Bayern Munich through to the last-16 as group winners - underlined by their crushing 7-2 annihilation at Tottenham which for all intent and purposes saw the job done on the second match day. Or maybe it was Robert Lewandowski who put in all the hard yards? Netting 10 goals in just five games to lead the scoring charts - who says footballers are past their best in their 30s?

Who could they face? , Atalanta, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, Lyon, Chelsea 

Champions League best: Winners (5) 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013

Robert Lewandowski's (left) unmatched 10 goals make Bayern Munich this term's top scorers

Robert Lewandowski's (left) unmatched 10 goals make Bayern Munich this term's top scorers

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Star man: Kevin De Bruyne

Hopes of a third Premier League title in a row being binned before Christmas was most certainly not part of the plan but it does give City a chance to prioritise Europe and a so far elusive Champions League crown. Given a relatively easy group, they delivered on expectations to progress as group winners. But can Pep Guardiola finally once again get his hands on the trophy he last lifted in 2011 or will City continue to stumble from bad to worse after Christmas?

Who could they face? , Atletico Madrid, Napoli, , Lyon

Champions League best? Semi-finals

Manchester City cruised through their group as easy winners and are the bookies' favourites

Manchester City cruised through their group as easy winners and are the bookies' favourites

Juventus

Manager: Maurizio Sarri

Star man: Cristiano Ronaldo

It has all looked quite comfortable for Juventus, who saw off Atletico Madrid to win the group with a match to play. But late shows were needed to see off group minnows Lokomotiv Moscow... twice. Ronaldo continues to prove the star man even as he approaches 35-years-old but do we dare suggest his powers are on the wane? Just one assist and one goal in the group stage - and even that was the third in a 3-0 home win over Bayer Leverkusen

Who could they face? , Tottenham Hotspur, , Lyon, Chelsea

Champions League best: Winners (2) 1985, 1996 

Juventus will hope to call upon the experience and talent of Cristiano Ronaldo in the last-16

Juventus will hope to call upon the experience and talent of Cristiano Ronaldo in the last-16

Liverpool

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

Star man: Virgil van Dijk

Qualifying on the final day may have indicated a nervy passage through the group stage for the defending champions but at no point did they ever look like they were about to tumble out of the competition. They remain one of the favourites to go all the way again but keeping players fit as they battle on many fronts will be key - especially centre back Virgil van Dijk.

Who could they face? , Atalanta, Atletico Madrid, , Lyon. 

Champions League best: Winners (6) 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005, 2019

Holders Liverpool will be a side many hope to avoid during Monday's draw for the last-16

Holders Liverpool will be a side many hope to avoid during Monday's draw for the last-16

Barcelona

Manager: Ernesto Valverde

Star man: Lionel Messi

Pitted in the so-called group of death, Barcelona made light work of supposed rivals Inter Milan and to progress as top seeds with a match to play. They may not carry the same fear factor as they used to, but when you still have the world's best player and Ballon d'Or winner in your ranks - you cannot be underestimated. 

Who could they face? Tottenham Hotspur, Atalanta, Napoli, Lyon, Chelsea

Champions League best: Winners (5) 1992, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015

Barcelona have lost fear factor but still have world class talent including Lionel Messi

Barcelona have lost fear factor but still have world class talent including Lionel Messi

RB Leipzig

Manager: Julian Nagelsmann

Star man: Timo Werner

Sorting out their previously poor form on the road in Europe saw them go unbeaten in their three group games - winning two of them. It was the springboard Nagelsmann's side needed to progress as group winners and reach the last-16 for the first time in their history. Along with Valencia, they are the team every group runner-up wants to face but they will be no pushovers.

Who could they face? , Tottenham Hotspur, Atalanta, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, Chelsea.

Champions League best: Last-16 

Timo Werner will be RB Leipzig's main attacking threat as they look to spring a surprise

Timo Werner will be RB Leipzig's main attacking threat as they look to spring a surprise

Valencia

Manager: Albert Celades

Star man: Daniel Parejo

For a side that misses chance after chance, Valencia can consider themselves fortunate to still be in the competition following progression from a hard thought group along with Chelsea and Ajax. But it was a strong team performance at Ajax on the final night that saw them progress with a 1-0 win and while they are one of the favoured picks for group runners-up they are not to be underestimated.

Who could they face? Tottenham Hotspur, Atalanta, Napoli, , Lyon.

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