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Last 16 await 20 December draw

Thursday 13 December 2012 9.15 CET
UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw hall stage

The UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw in Nyon will be streamed live on UEFA.com from 11.30CET on Thursday 20 December – and will feature nine former title winners.

Holders Chelsea FC may be out but the lineup for the draw contains nine past winners of Europe's premier club competition as well as tournament debutants Málaga CF; all the other 15 teams have been at this stage before, in Real Madrid CF's case for the 16th year in a row.

Nine different nations are represented in the knockout phase and only five of the 16 clubs were in this round last season: FC Bayern München, FC Barcelona, Arsenal FC, AC Milan and Madrid. Just two sides did not start in the group stage, Málaga beginning in the league route play-offs and Celtic FC in the champions route third qualifying round.

Two seeding pots have been formed: one consisting of group winners and the other of runners-up.

Group winners: Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA), FC Schalke 04 (GER), Málaga CF (ESP), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Juventus (ITA), FC Bayern München (GER), FC Barcelona (ESP), Manchester United FC (ENG)

Group runners-up: FC Porto (POR), Arsenal FC (ENG), AC Milan (ITA), Real Madrid CF (ESP), FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR), Valencia CF (ESP), Celtic FC (SCO), Galatasaray AŞ (TUR)

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.

The draw for the quarter-finals will be held at 12.00CET on 15 March and the tournament concludes at Wembley Stadium on 25 May. The possibility remains that the final could be a rematch of the 2011 showpiece there between FC Barcelona and Manchester United FC.

Season calendar

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: 7
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, Ukraine
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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