When are the Champions League & Europa League knockout matches?

Here’s all you need to know about when the UCL and UEL knockout matches will be played following the results of the draws on December 16

The Champions League and Europa League group stages have come to a close, with some of Europe’s powerhouses fighting it out to be crowned continental champions.

The likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester City and Liverpool all progressed to the knockout rounds of the Champions League as group winners, while Inter and Ajax dropped down to the Europa League.

The draws for the Champions League last 16 and Europa League last 32 took place on December 16 at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

The ties for the knockout stages will be played over two legs, home and away.

The side named first in the tie will play the first leg at home, and the return leg away.

Champions League last 16 fixtures & dates

The first legs of the Champions League last 16 will be take place on February 18, 19, 25 and 26, while the second legs will be played on March 10, 11, 17 and 18.

The winners of each tie will progress to the quarter-finals.

Real Madrid’s clash with Manchester City is the glamour tie of the round, with Pep Guardiola set to take on his ex-Spanish rivals for the first time as City manager.

The rest of the last 16 fixtures promise exciting viewing as well, with Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel facing former side Borussia Dortmund.

Liverpool will head back to the Wanda Metropolitano – the venue where they were crowned champions of Europe in June after beating Tottenham in the final – after they were handed a tough tie against Atletico Madrid.

Chelsea will take on Bayern Munich in a repeat of the 2012 Champions League final, in which the Blues won their first ever UCL title.

Match1st leg2nd leg
Borussia Dortmund vs PSGFeb 18Mar 11
Atletico Madrid vs LiverpoolFeb 18Mar 11
Atalanta vs ValenciaFeb 19Mar 10
Tottenham vs RB LeipzigFeb 19Mar 10
Chelsea vs Bayern MunichFeb 25Mar 18
Napoli vs BarcelonaFeb 25Mar 18
Lyon vs JuventusFeb 26Mar 17
Real Madrid vs Man CityFeb 26Mar 17

Europa League last 32 fixtures & dates

The Europa League last 32 first legs will be played on February 20, and the second legs will be played on February 26 and 27.

The winners of each tie will progress to the last 16, with the draw to be held on February 28.

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Arsenal and Manchester United both won their groups and will face Olympiacos and Club Brugge, respectively.

Wolves are set to take on Espanyol, while Steven Gerrard’s Rangers have been pitted against Braga.



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