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Heynckes not taking Besiktas clash lightly

Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes insists their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie 'won't be easy' after being drawn against Turkish champions Besiktas.

Heynckes not taking Besiktas clash lightly

Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes insists their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie 'won't be easy' after being drawn against Turkish champions Besiktas.

Heynckes not taking Besiktas clash lightly

Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes insists their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie 'won't be easy' after being drawn against Turkish champions Besiktas.

Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery (C) and his lawyer Carlo Brusa (front L) arrive at court on December 12, 2017 in the southern German city of Munich over a case filed by his former agent Bruno Heiderscheid

Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery (C) and his lawyer Carlo Brusa (front L) arrive at court on December 12, 2017 in the southern German city of Munich over a case filed by his former agent Bruno Heiderscheid (AFP Photo/Peter KNEFFEL)

Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery (C) and his lawyer Carlo Brusa (front L) arrive at court on December 12, 2017 in the southern German city of Munich over a case filed by his former agent Bruno Heiderscheid

James still settling at Bayern, says Heynckes

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes is satisfied with the performance of loan star James Rodriguez, who is still adapting to the Bundesliga.

Champions League 2017-18: Fixtures, results, tables & all you need to know

Goal has your full guide to Europe's premier club competition as the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona vie for supremacy

Champions League 2017-18: Fixtures, results, tables & all you need to know

Goal has your full guide to Europe's premier club competition as the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona vie for supremacy

Champions League 2017-18: Fixtures, results, tables & all you need to know

Goal has your full guide to Europe's premier club competition as the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona vie for supremacy

Champions League 2017-18: Fixtures, results, tables & all you need to know

Goal has your full guide to Europe's premier club competition as the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona vie for supremacy

Bayern planning 'serious talks' with Robben, Ribery

Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery will be out of contract at Bayern Munich in June, but discussions over their futures are planned.

Van Gaal rejected Leverkusen to hold out for a 'big club'

Borussia Dortmund are "not comparable" to Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen were turned down, so Louis van Gaal remains out of work.

Lewandowski, Robben & Vidal feature in Bayern Munich's FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Squad Battle side

The boys from Bavaria didn't mess around when called upon to create one of the most overpowered squads we've seen to date

Lewandowski, Robben & Vidal feature in Bayern Munich's FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Squad Battle side

The boys from Bavaria didn't mess around when called upon to create one of the most overpowered squads we've seen to date

Lewandowski, Robben & Vidal feature in Bayern Munich's FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Squad Battle side

The boys from Bavaria didn't mess around when called upon to create one of the most overpowered squads we've seen to date

Lewandowski, Robben & Vidal feature in Bayern Munich's FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Squad Battle side

The boys from Bavaria didn't mess around when called upon to create one of the most overpowered squads we've seen to date

Lewandowski, Robben & Vidal feature in Bayern Munich's FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Squad Battle side

The boys from Bavaria didn't mess around when called upon to create one of the most overpowered squads we've seen to date

Lewandowski, Robben & Vidal feature in Bayern Munich's FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Squad Battle side

The boys from Bavaria didn't mess around when called upon to create one of the most overpowered squads we've seen to date

Lewandowski, Robben & Vidal feature in Bayern Munich's FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Squad Battle side

The boys from Bavaria didn't mess around when called upon to create one of the most overpowered squads we've seen to date

Lewandowski, Robben & Vidal feature in Bayern Munich's FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Squad Battle side

The boys from Bavaria didn't mess around when called upon to create one of the most overpowered squads we've seen to date

Lewandowski, Robben & Vidal feature in Bayern Munich's FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Squad Battle side

The boys from Bavaria didn't mess around when called upon to create one of the most overpowered squads we've seen to date

Lewandowski, Robben & Vidal feature in Bayern Munich's FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Squad Battle side

The boys from Bavaria didn't mess around when called upon to create one of the most overpowered squads we've seen to date

Lewandowski, Robben & Vidal feature in Bayern Munich's FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Squad Battle side

The boys from Bavaria didn't mess around when called upon to create one of the most overpowered squads we've seen to date

Lewandowski, Robben & Vidal feature in Bayern Munich's FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Squad Battle side

The boys from Bavaria didn't mess around when called upon to create one of the most overpowered squads we've seen to date

Lewandowski, Robben & Vidal feature in Bayern Munich's FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Squad Battle side

The boys from Bavaria didn't mess around when called upon to create one of the most overpowered squads we've seen to date

Lewandowski, Robben & Vidal feature in Bayern Munich's FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Squad Battle side

The boys from Bavaria didn't mess around when called upon to create one of the most overpowered squads we've seen to date

Lewandowski, Robben & Vidal feature in Bayern Munich's FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Squad Battle side

The boys from Bavaria didn't mess around when called upon to create one of the most overpowered squads we've seen to date

Lewandowski, Robben & Vidal feature in Bayern Munich's FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Squad Battle side

The boys from Bavaria didn't mess around when called upon to create one of the most overpowered squads we've seen to date

Lewandowski, Robben & Vidal feature in Bayern Munich's FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Squad Battle side

The boys from Bavaria didn't mess around when called upon to create one of the most overpowered squads we've seen to date

Champions League last 16 match-ups, pedigree and predictions

Juventus v Tottenham First leg Tuesday Feb 13, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 7, 7.45pm  European Pedigree Juventus Winners in 1985 and 1996, Juventus have come close in recent years to adding a third European triumph to the honours board. However, despite being finalists in two of the past three seasons, the challenges of Barcelona and Real Madrid have proved a bridge too far.  Tottenham The quarter-finals in 2011 has been the best Spurs have had it in the Champions League, as an emerging Gareth Bale and wise Rafael van der Vaart starred. It is now over to the prolific Harry Kane and meticulous Christian Eriksen to push them further.  Prediction Having topped a group with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in it, Spurs would have hoped for a kinder tie. They have never faced Juventus before and are up against one of the Champions League’s wiliest team, though not (yet) the force of last season. But Spurs can do it. Winner Tottenham Hotspur Outright odds  Juventus – 20/1  Tottenham – 25/1 Basel v Man City First leg Tuesday Feb 13, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 7, 7.45pm European pedigree Basel Having reached the round of 16 for a third time, Basel will be looking to progress to the quarter-finals for the first time. Raphael Wicky’s men finished second in a group topped by Manchester United, a side they defeated at home on the fifth matchday.  Manchester City City emphatically topped their group, with only the matchday six defeat away by Shakhtar Donetsk blotting their copy book and will be desperate to at least match their semi-final finish of 2016, in a competition their manager has won twice.  Prediction City have been installed as Champions League favourites after the draw and it would be a major shock if they failed to get past the Swiss club. It is perhaps the kindest draw, not least in terms of travel and logistics, and while St Jakob-Park can create a hostile atmosphere, City will get through. Winner Manchester City Outright odds  Basel – 500/1  Manchester City – 11/4 (favourites)  Porto v Liverpool First leg Wednesday Feb 14, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 6, 7.45pm European pedigree Porto Winners under Jose Mourinho in 2004, the Portuguese heavyweights will be looking to go one better than last year, when defeated by eventual runners-up Juventus. They will be looking to capitalise on Liverpool’s far from watertight back line.  Liverpool will have to keep Porto's Vincent Aboubakar quiet in the last 16 Credit:  Gualter Fatia/Getty Images Liverpool Winners in 2005, it would take a huge turn in fortunes for Liverpool to repeat such a feat this time around. Despite putting seven past Maribor and Spartak Moscow, without reply, a late collapse at Sevilla and a turgid draw in Moscow suggest this will be tough for Jürgen Klopp’s men.  Prediction Liverpool are unbeaten in their four previous meetings with Porto and will be happy with this draw. Porto are back on top of the Portuguese league and undoubtedly carry a threat, having disposed of Monaco in the group stages, but Liverpool should progress, especially with the second leg at Anfield. Winner Liverpool Outright odds  Porto – 100/1  Liverpool – 16/1  Sevilla v Man Utd First leg Wednesday Feb 21, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 13, 7.45pm European pedigree Sevilla Entering last season’s competition having won the Europa League three times on the bounce, they failed to carry such form into Europe’s premier club competition. Defeat by Leicester City in the round of 16 marked their first European knockout loss in three seasons.  Marcus Rashford scores United's second against CSKA Moscow Credit: AP Photo/Dave Thompson Manchester United Having topped their group, United will view this as a favourable draw, having avoided the likes of Juventus, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. But they will need to be at their best to beat technically adept opponents.  Prediction The Spaniards have been cup specialists in recent seasons and have shown how dangerous they can be at home by pulling back a three-goal deficit against Liverpool while also drawing at Anfield. But they finished runners-up in that group and are not quite the force they were. United will relish the tie. WinnerManchester United Outright odds  Sevilla – 100/1 Manchester United – 14/1  Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma First leg Wednesday Feb 21, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 13, 7.45pm European pedigree Shakhtar Donetsk Having won all three home matches in the group stage, Shakhtar finished second in Group F behind Manchester City. They did overcome the group winners on matchday six, as they reached the knockout stage for the first time since 2015.  Roma's Radja Nainggolan is heading to Ukraine Credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images Roma The Italian club defied the odds to top a group ahead of Chelsea and last year’s semi-finalists Atlético Madrid.  Victory at home over the Blues, combined with an exciting 3-3 draw at the Bridge sit as standout results, helping to produce a winnable round-of-16 tie.   Prediction As the Ukrainians showed in finishing ahead of Napoli, and beating Manchester City, they are a dangerous side with an excellent coach in Paulo Fonseca. But Roma also performed impressively as they finished ahead of Chelsea and were unlucky not to beat them away, as well as at home. Could be a tight tie. Winner Roma Outright odds  Shakhtar Donetsk – 100/1  Roma – 50/1  Chelsea v Barcelona First leg Tuesday Feb 20, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 14, 7.45pm European pedigree ChelseaWinners in 2012 under Roberto Di Matteo, Chelsea remarkably defeated their round-of-16 opponents at the semi-final stage that term. However, in recent years, last-16 exits at the hands of Paris St-Germain make that final triumph over Bayern seem a distant memory.   Fernando Torres scored a 92nd-minute equaliser for 10-man Chelsea in the 2011-12 semi-final away leg against Barcelona  Credit: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images Barcelona Boasting five European Cups, a team spearheaded by the mercurial Lionel Messi will be determined to better their last-16 exits of the past two campaigns. Winners most recently in 2015, Barcelona topped their group unbeaten, ahead of Juventus.  Prediction Chelsea have a history of epic battles with Barcelona, not least in beating them to reach the 2012 Champions League final. Neither club will have wanted this draw and it could easily go either way. But Chelsea could well pay the price for not winning their group, especially if Lionel Messi can finally score against them. Winner Barcelona Outright odds Chelsea – 25/1  Barcelona – 7/1  Real Madrid v PSG First leg Wednesday Feb 14, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 6, 7.45pm European pedigree Real Madrid European pedigree should be followed by, see Real Madrid. The 12-time winners also became the first team to successfully defend the European Cup in its modern format last May. However, a tough test lies ahead after a sub-standard group stage, remembered for that sobering defeat at Wembley. Paris St-Germain With domestic troubles non-existent, the Parisians topped their group, having only fell to defeat on the final matchday at Bayern Munich. Thumping defeats over Celtic home and away, whilst eye-catching, must now transform into knockout prowess, if anything to banish the memory of last year’s exit at the hands of Barcelona. Neymar will renew battle with a familiar foe Credit: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images Prediction Undoubtedly the tie of the round, a truly heavyweight contest with the holders against the young pretenders. Mbappe v Ronaldo. Neymar v Bale. Cavani v Benzema. PSG need to exorcise last season’s traumatic exit against Barcelona and what better way to do it, even if Real will be regarded as favourites. Could be a goal-fest. Winner Paris St-Germain Outright odds  Real Madrid – 7/1  Paris St-Germain – 5/1  Besiktas v Bayern Munich First leg Tuesday Feb 20, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 14, 5pm European pedigree Besiktas Hailing from Istanbul, Besiktas have emerged from the shadows of near-city rivals to top their group. Knocked out at that stage in both 2007 and 2009, on this occasion they did not to look back after a 3-1 victory away to Porto.  Bayern Munich Following heartbreak in 2012 when they lost the final in their own backyard, Bayern are seeking their sixth European Cup, following victory a year later at Wembley. Having drawn one of the most sought-after sides at this stage, there will be an expectation to match semi-final finishes of the past three campaigns.  The genius of Pep Guardiola: Eight things he has done to make Man City so frighteningly good Prediction Make no mistake, Besiktas are dangerous as they showed in winning their group ahead of Porto, RB Leipzig and Monaco, and the Turkish side also travel far better than they used to. But Bayern appear back on track under Jupp Heynckes, although not quite the force of old, and should have too much class and know-how. Winner Bayern Munich Outright odds  Bayern Munich – 5/1  Besiktas – 200/1               

Champions League last 16 match-ups, pedigree and predictions

Juventus v Tottenham First leg Tuesday Feb 13, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 7, 7.45pm  European Pedigree Juventus Winners in 1985 and 1996, Juventus have come close in recent years to adding a third European triumph to the honours board. However, despite being finalists in two of the past three seasons, the challenges of Barcelona and Real Madrid have proved a bridge too far.  Tottenham The quarter-finals in 2011 has been the best Spurs have had it in the Champions League, as an emerging Gareth Bale and wise Rafael van der Vaart starred. It is now over to the prolific Harry Kane and meticulous Christian Eriksen to push them further.  Prediction Having topped a group with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in it, Spurs would have hoped for a kinder tie. They have never faced Juventus before and are up against one of the Champions League’s wiliest team, though not (yet) the force of last season. But Spurs can do it. Winner Tottenham Hotspur Outright odds  Juventus – 20/1  Tottenham – 25/1 Basel v Man City First leg Tuesday Feb 13, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 7, 7.45pm European pedigree Basel Having reached the round of 16 for a third time, Basel will be looking to progress to the quarter-finals for the first time. Raphael Wicky’s men finished second in a group topped by Manchester United, a side they defeated at home on the fifth matchday.  Manchester City City emphatically topped their group, with only the matchday six defeat away by Shakhtar Donetsk blotting their copy book and will be desperate to at least match their semi-final finish of 2016, in a competition their manager has won twice.  Prediction City have been installed as Champions League favourites after the draw and it would be a major shock if they failed to get past the Swiss club. It is perhaps the kindest draw, not least in terms of travel and logistics, and while St Jakob-Park can create a hostile atmosphere, City will get through. Winner Manchester City Outright odds  Basel – 500/1  Manchester City – 11/4 (favourites)  Porto v Liverpool First leg Wednesday Feb 14, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 6, 7.45pm European pedigree Porto Winners under Jose Mourinho in 2004, the Portuguese heavyweights will be looking to go one better than last year, when defeated by eventual runners-up Juventus. They will be looking to capitalise on Liverpool’s far from watertight back line.  Liverpool will have to keep Porto's Vincent Aboubakar quiet in the last 16 Credit:  Gualter Fatia/Getty Images Liverpool Winners in 2005, it would take a huge turn in fortunes for Liverpool to repeat such a feat this time around. Despite putting seven past Maribor and Spartak Moscow, without reply, a late collapse at Sevilla and a turgid draw in Moscow suggest this will be tough for Jürgen Klopp’s men.  Prediction Liverpool are unbeaten in their four previous meetings with Porto and will be happy with this draw. Porto are back on top of the Portuguese league and undoubtedly carry a threat, having disposed of Monaco in the group stages, but Liverpool should progress, especially with the second leg at Anfield. Winner Liverpool Outright odds  Porto – 100/1  Liverpool – 16/1  Sevilla v Man Utd First leg Wednesday Feb 21, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 13, 7.45pm European pedigree Sevilla Entering last season’s competition having won the Europa League three times on the bounce, they failed to carry such form into Europe’s premier club competition. Defeat by Leicester City in the round of 16 marked their first European knockout loss in three seasons.  Marcus Rashford scores United's second against CSKA Moscow Credit: AP Photo/Dave Thompson Manchester United Having topped their group, United will view this as a favourable draw, having avoided the likes of Juventus, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. But they will need to be at their best to beat technically adept opponents.  Prediction The Spaniards have been cup specialists in recent seasons and have shown how dangerous they can be at home by pulling back a three-goal deficit against Liverpool while also drawing at Anfield. But they finished runners-up in that group and are not quite the force they were. United will relish the tie. WinnerManchester United Outright odds  Sevilla – 100/1 Manchester United – 14/1  Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma First leg Wednesday Feb 21, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 13, 7.45pm European pedigree Shakhtar Donetsk Having won all three home matches in the group stage, Shakhtar finished second in Group F behind Manchester City. They did overcome the group winners on matchday six, as they reached the knockout stage for the first time since 2015.  Roma's Radja Nainggolan is heading to Ukraine Credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images Roma The Italian club defied the odds to top a group ahead of Chelsea and last year’s semi-finalists Atlético Madrid.  Victory at home over the Blues, combined with an exciting 3-3 draw at the Bridge sit as standout results, helping to produce a winnable round-of-16 tie.   Prediction As the Ukrainians showed in finishing ahead of Napoli, and beating Manchester City, they are a dangerous side with an excellent coach in Paulo Fonseca. But Roma also performed impressively as they finished ahead of Chelsea and were unlucky not to beat them away, as well as at home. Could be a tight tie. Winner Roma Outright odds  Shakhtar Donetsk – 100/1  Roma – 50/1  Chelsea v Barcelona First leg Tuesday Feb 20, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 14, 7.45pm European pedigree ChelseaWinners in 2012 under Roberto Di Matteo, Chelsea remarkably defeated their round-of-16 opponents at the semi-final stage that term. However, in recent years, last-16 exits at the hands of Paris St-Germain make that final triumph over Bayern seem a distant memory.   Fernando Torres scored a 92nd-minute equaliser for 10-man Chelsea in the 2011-12 semi-final away leg against Barcelona  Credit: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images Barcelona Boasting five European Cups, a team spearheaded by the mercurial Lionel Messi will be determined to better their last-16 exits of the past two campaigns. Winners most recently in 2015, Barcelona topped their group unbeaten, ahead of Juventus.  Prediction Chelsea have a history of epic battles with Barcelona, not least in beating them to reach the 2012 Champions League final. Neither club will have wanted this draw and it could easily go either way. But Chelsea could well pay the price for not winning their group, especially if Lionel Messi can finally score against them. Winner Barcelona Outright odds Chelsea – 25/1  Barcelona – 7/1  Real Madrid v PSG First leg Wednesday Feb 14, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 6, 7.45pm European pedigree Real Madrid European pedigree should be followed by, see Real Madrid. The 12-time winners also became the first team to successfully defend the European Cup in its modern format last May. However, a tough test lies ahead after a sub-standard group stage, remembered for that sobering defeat at Wembley. Paris St-Germain With domestic troubles non-existent, the Parisians topped their group, having only fell to defeat on the final matchday at Bayern Munich. Thumping defeats over Celtic home and away, whilst eye-catching, must now transform into knockout prowess, if anything to banish the memory of last year’s exit at the hands of Barcelona. Neymar will renew battle with a familiar foe Credit: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images Prediction Undoubtedly the tie of the round, a truly heavyweight contest with the holders against the young pretenders. Mbappe v Ronaldo. Neymar v Bale. Cavani v Benzema. PSG need to exorcise last season’s traumatic exit against Barcelona and what better way to do it, even if Real will be regarded as favourites. Could be a goal-fest. Winner Paris St-Germain Outright odds  Real Madrid – 7/1  Paris St-Germain – 5/1  Besiktas v Bayern Munich First leg Tuesday Feb 20, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 14, 5pm European pedigree Besiktas Hailing from Istanbul, Besiktas have emerged from the shadows of near-city rivals to top their group. Knocked out at that stage in both 2007 and 2009, on this occasion they did not to look back after a 3-1 victory away to Porto.  Bayern Munich Following heartbreak in 2012 when they lost the final in their own backyard, Bayern are seeking their sixth European Cup, following victory a year later at Wembley. Having drawn one of the most sought-after sides at this stage, there will be an expectation to match semi-final finishes of the past three campaigns.  The genius of Pep Guardiola: Eight things he has done to make Man City so frighteningly good Prediction Make no mistake, Besiktas are dangerous as they showed in winning their group ahead of Porto, RB Leipzig and Monaco, and the Turkish side also travel far better than they used to. But Bayern appear back on track under Jupp Heynckes, although not quite the force of old, and should have too much class and know-how. Winner Bayern Munich Outright odds  Bayern Munich – 5/1  Besiktas – 200/1               

Champions League last 16 match-ups, pedigree and predictions

Juventus v Tottenham First leg Tuesday Feb 13, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 7, 7.45pm  European Pedigree Juventus Winners in 1985 and 1996, Juventus have come close in recent years to adding a third European triumph to the honours board. However, despite being finalists in two of the past three seasons, the challenges of Barcelona and Real Madrid have proved a bridge too far.  Tottenham The quarter-finals in 2011 has been the best Spurs have had it in the Champions League, as an emerging Gareth Bale and wise Rafael van der Vaart starred. It is now over to the prolific Harry Kane and meticulous Christian Eriksen to push them further.  Prediction Having topped a group with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in it, Spurs would have hoped for a kinder tie. They have never faced Juventus before and are up against one of the Champions League’s wiliest team, though not (yet) the force of last season. But Spurs can do it. Winner Tottenham Hotspur Outright odds  Juventus – 20/1  Tottenham – 25/1 Basel v Man City First leg Tuesday Feb 13, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 7, 7.45pm European pedigree Basel Having reached the round of 16 for a third time, Basel will be looking to progress to the quarter-finals for the first time. Raphael Wicky’s men finished second in a group topped by Manchester United, a side they defeated at home on the fifth matchday.  Manchester City City emphatically topped their group, with only the matchday six defeat away by Shakhtar Donetsk blotting their copy book and will be desperate to at least match their semi-final finish of 2016, in a competition their manager has won twice.  Prediction City have been installed as Champions League favourites after the draw and it would be a major shock if they failed to get past the Swiss club. It is perhaps the kindest draw, not least in terms of travel and logistics, and while St Jakob-Park can create a hostile atmosphere, City will get through. Winner Manchester City Outright odds  Basel – 500/1  Manchester City – 11/4 (favourites)  Porto v Liverpool First leg Wednesday Feb 14, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 6, 7.45pm European pedigree Porto Winners under Jose Mourinho in 2004, the Portuguese heavyweights will be looking to go one better than last year, when defeated by eventual runners-up Juventus. They will be looking to capitalise on Liverpool’s far from watertight back line.  Liverpool will have to keep Porto's Vincent Aboubakar quiet in the last 16 Credit:  Gualter Fatia/Getty Images Liverpool Winners in 2005, it would take a huge turn in fortunes for Liverpool to repeat such a feat this time around. Despite putting seven past Maribor and Spartak Moscow, without reply, a late collapse at Sevilla and a turgid draw in Moscow suggest this will be tough for Jürgen Klopp’s men.  Prediction Liverpool are unbeaten in their four previous meetings with Porto and will be happy with this draw. Porto are back on top of the Portuguese league and undoubtedly carry a threat, having disposed of Monaco in the group stages, but Liverpool should progress, especially with the second leg at Anfield. Winner Liverpool Outright odds  Porto – 100/1  Liverpool – 16/1  Sevilla v Man Utd First leg Wednesday Feb 21, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 13, 7.45pm European pedigree Sevilla Entering last season’s competition having won the Europa League three times on the bounce, they failed to carry such form into Europe’s premier club competition. Defeat by Leicester City in the round of 16 marked their first European knockout loss in three seasons.  Marcus Rashford scores United's second against CSKA Moscow Credit: AP Photo/Dave Thompson Manchester United Having topped their group, United will view this as a favourable draw, having avoided the likes of Juventus, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. But they will need to be at their best to beat technically adept opponents.  Prediction The Spaniards have been cup specialists in recent seasons and have shown how dangerous they can be at home by pulling back a three-goal deficit against Liverpool while also drawing at Anfield. But they finished runners-up in that group and are not quite the force they were. United will relish the tie. WinnerManchester United Outright odds  Sevilla – 100/1 Manchester United – 14/1  Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma First leg Wednesday Feb 21, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 13, 7.45pm European pedigree Shakhtar Donetsk Having won all three home matches in the group stage, Shakhtar finished second in Group F behind Manchester City. They did overcome the group winners on matchday six, as they reached the knockout stage for the first time since 2015.  Roma's Radja Nainggolan is heading to Ukraine Credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images Roma The Italian club defied the odds to top a group ahead of Chelsea and last year’s semi-finalists Atlético Madrid.  Victory at home over the Blues, combined with an exciting 3-3 draw at the Bridge sit as standout results, helping to produce a winnable round-of-16 tie.   Prediction As the Ukrainians showed in finishing ahead of Napoli, and beating Manchester City, they are a dangerous side with an excellent coach in Paulo Fonseca. But Roma also performed impressively as they finished ahead of Chelsea and were unlucky not to beat them away, as well as at home. Could be a tight tie. Winner Roma Outright odds  Shakhtar Donetsk – 100/1  Roma – 50/1  Chelsea v Barcelona First leg Tuesday Feb 20, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 14, 7.45pm European pedigree ChelseaWinners in 2012 under Roberto Di Matteo, Chelsea remarkably defeated their round-of-16 opponents at the semi-final stage that term. However, in recent years, last-16 exits at the hands of Paris St-Germain make that final triumph over Bayern seem a distant memory.   Fernando Torres scored a 92nd-minute equaliser for 10-man Chelsea in the 2011-12 semi-final away leg against Barcelona  Credit: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images Barcelona Boasting five European Cups, a team spearheaded by the mercurial Lionel Messi will be determined to better their last-16 exits of the past two campaigns. Winners most recently in 2015, Barcelona topped their group unbeaten, ahead of Juventus.  Prediction Chelsea have a history of epic battles with Barcelona, not least in beating them to reach the 2012 Champions League final. Neither club will have wanted this draw and it could easily go either way. But Chelsea could well pay the price for not winning their group, especially if Lionel Messi can finally score against them. Winner Barcelona Outright odds Chelsea – 25/1  Barcelona – 7/1  Real Madrid v PSG First leg Wednesday Feb 14, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 6, 7.45pm European pedigree Real Madrid European pedigree should be followed by, see Real Madrid. The 12-time winners also became the first team to successfully defend the European Cup in its modern format last May. However, a tough test lies ahead after a sub-standard group stage, remembered for that sobering defeat at Wembley. Paris St-Germain With domestic troubles non-existent, the Parisians topped their group, having only fell to defeat on the final matchday at Bayern Munich. Thumping defeats over Celtic home and away, whilst eye-catching, must now transform into knockout prowess, if anything to banish the memory of last year’s exit at the hands of Barcelona. Neymar will renew battle with a familiar foe Credit: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images Prediction Undoubtedly the tie of the round, a truly heavyweight contest with the holders against the young pretenders. Mbappe v Ronaldo. Neymar v Bale. Cavani v Benzema. PSG need to exorcise last season’s traumatic exit against Barcelona and what better way to do it, even if Real will be regarded as favourites. Could be a goal-fest. Winner Paris St-Germain Outright odds  Real Madrid – 7/1  Paris St-Germain – 5/1  Besiktas v Bayern Munich First leg Tuesday Feb 20, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 14, 5pm European pedigree Besiktas Hailing from Istanbul, Besiktas have emerged from the shadows of near-city rivals to top their group. Knocked out at that stage in both 2007 and 2009, on this occasion they did not to look back after a 3-1 victory away to Porto.  Bayern Munich Following heartbreak in 2012 when they lost the final in their own backyard, Bayern are seeking their sixth European Cup, following victory a year later at Wembley. Having drawn one of the most sought-after sides at this stage, there will be an expectation to match semi-final finishes of the past three campaigns.  The genius of Pep Guardiola: Eight things he has done to make Man City so frighteningly good Prediction Make no mistake, Besiktas are dangerous as they showed in winning their group ahead of Porto, RB Leipzig and Monaco, and the Turkish side also travel far better than they used to. But Bayern appear back on track under Jupp Heynckes, although not quite the force of old, and should have too much class and know-how. Winner Bayern Munich Outright odds  Bayern Munich – 5/1  Besiktas – 200/1               

Champions League last 16 match-ups, pedigree and predictions

Juventus v Tottenham First leg Tuesday Feb 13, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 7, 7.45pm  European Pedigree Juventus Winners in 1985 and 1996, Juventus have come close in recent years to adding a third European triumph to the honours board. However, despite being finalists in two of the past three seasons, the challenges of Barcelona and Real Madrid have proved a bridge too far.  Tottenham The quarter-finals in 2011 has been the best Spurs have had it in the Champions League, as an emerging Gareth Bale and wise Rafael van der Vaart starred. It is now over to the prolific Harry Kane and meticulous Christian Eriksen to push them further.  Prediction Having topped a group with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in it, Spurs would have hoped for a kinder tie. They have never faced Juventus before and are up against one of the Champions League’s wiliest team, though not (yet) the force of last season. But Spurs can do it. Winner Tottenham Hotspur Outright odds  Juventus – 20/1  Tottenham – 25/1 Basel v Man City First leg Tuesday Feb 13, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 7, 7.45pm European pedigree Basel Having reached the round of 16 for a third time, Basel will be looking to progress to the quarter-finals for the first time. Raphael Wicky’s men finished second in a group topped by Manchester United, a side they defeated at home on the fifth matchday.  Manchester City City emphatically topped their group, with only the matchday six defeat away by Shakhtar Donetsk blotting their copy book and will be desperate to at least match their semi-final finish of 2016, in a competition their manager has won twice.  Prediction City have been installed as Champions League favourites after the draw and it would be a major shock if they failed to get past the Swiss club. It is perhaps the kindest draw, not least in terms of travel and logistics, and while St Jakob-Park can create a hostile atmosphere, City will get through. Winner Manchester City Outright odds  Basel – 500/1  Manchester City – 11/4 (favourites)  Porto v Liverpool First leg Wednesday Feb 14, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 6, 7.45pm European pedigree Porto Winners under Jose Mourinho in 2004, the Portuguese heavyweights will be looking to go one better than last year, when defeated by eventual runners-up Juventus. They will be looking to capitalise on Liverpool’s far from watertight back line.  Liverpool will have to keep Porto's Vincent Aboubakar quiet in the last 16 Credit:  Gualter Fatia/Getty Images Liverpool Winners in 2005, it would take a huge turn in fortunes for Liverpool to repeat such a feat this time around. Despite putting seven past Maribor and Spartak Moscow, without reply, a late collapse at Sevilla and a turgid draw in Moscow suggest this will be tough for Jürgen Klopp’s men.  Prediction Liverpool are unbeaten in their four previous meetings with Porto and will be happy with this draw. Porto are back on top of the Portuguese league and undoubtedly carry a threat, having disposed of Monaco in the group stages, but Liverpool should progress, especially with the second leg at Anfield. Winner Liverpool Outright odds  Porto – 100/1  Liverpool – 16/1  Sevilla v Man Utd First leg Wednesday Feb 21, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 13, 7.45pm European pedigree Sevilla Entering last season’s competition having won the Europa League three times on the bounce, they failed to carry such form into Europe’s premier club competition. Defeat by Leicester City in the round of 16 marked their first European knockout loss in three seasons.  Marcus Rashford scores United's second against CSKA Moscow Credit: AP Photo/Dave Thompson Manchester United Having topped their group, United will view this as a favourable draw, having avoided the likes of Juventus, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. But they will need to be at their best to beat technically adept opponents.  Prediction The Spaniards have been cup specialists in recent seasons and have shown how dangerous they can be at home by pulling back a three-goal deficit against Liverpool while also drawing at Anfield. But they finished runners-up in that group and are not quite the force they were. United will relish the tie. WinnerManchester United Outright odds  Sevilla – 100/1 Manchester United – 14/1  Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma First leg Wednesday Feb 21, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 13, 7.45pm European pedigree Shakhtar Donetsk Having won all three home matches in the group stage, Shakhtar finished second in Group F behind Manchester City. They did overcome the group winners on matchday six, as they reached the knockout stage for the first time since 2015.  Roma's Radja Nainggolan is heading to Ukraine Credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images Roma The Italian club defied the odds to top a group ahead of Chelsea and last year’s semi-finalists Atlético Madrid.  Victory at home over the Blues, combined with an exciting 3-3 draw at the Bridge sit as standout results, helping to produce a winnable round-of-16 tie.   Prediction As the Ukrainians showed in finishing ahead of Napoli, and beating Manchester City, they are a dangerous side with an excellent coach in Paulo Fonseca. But Roma also performed impressively as they finished ahead of Chelsea and were unlucky not to beat them away, as well as at home. Could be a tight tie. Winner Roma Outright odds  Shakhtar Donetsk – 100/1  Roma – 50/1  Chelsea v Barcelona First leg Tuesday Feb 20, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 14, 7.45pm European pedigree ChelseaWinners in 2012 under Roberto Di Matteo, Chelsea remarkably defeated their round-of-16 opponents at the semi-final stage that term. However, in recent years, last-16 exits at the hands of Paris St-Germain make that final triumph over Bayern seem a distant memory.   Fernando Torres scored a 92nd-minute equaliser for 10-man Chelsea in the 2011-12 semi-final away leg against Barcelona  Credit: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images Barcelona Boasting five European Cups, a team spearheaded by the mercurial Lionel Messi will be determined to better their last-16 exits of the past two campaigns. Winners most recently in 2015, Barcelona topped their group unbeaten, ahead of Juventus.  Prediction Chelsea have a history of epic battles with Barcelona, not least in beating them to reach the 2012 Champions League final. Neither club will have wanted this draw and it could easily go either way. But Chelsea could well pay the price for not winning their group, especially if Lionel Messi can finally score against them. Winner Barcelona Outright odds Chelsea – 25/1  Barcelona – 7/1  Real Madrid v PSG First leg Wednesday Feb 14, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 6, 7.45pm European pedigree Real Madrid European pedigree should be followed by, see Real Madrid. The 12-time winners also became the first team to successfully defend the European Cup in its modern format last May. However, a tough test lies ahead after a sub-standard group stage, remembered for that sobering defeat at Wembley. Paris St-Germain With domestic troubles non-existent, the Parisians topped their group, having only fell to defeat on the final matchday at Bayern Munich. Thumping defeats over Celtic home and away, whilst eye-catching, must now transform into knockout prowess, if anything to banish the memory of last year’s exit at the hands of Barcelona. Neymar will renew battle with a familiar foe Credit: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images Prediction Undoubtedly the tie of the round, a truly heavyweight contest with the holders against the young pretenders. Mbappe v Ronaldo. Neymar v Bale. Cavani v Benzema. PSG need to exorcise last season’s traumatic exit against Barcelona and what better way to do it, even if Real will be regarded as favourites. Could be a goal-fest. Winner Paris St-Germain Outright odds  Real Madrid – 7/1  Paris St-Germain – 5/1  Besiktas v Bayern Munich First leg Tuesday Feb 20, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 14, 5pm European pedigree Besiktas Hailing from Istanbul, Besiktas have emerged from the shadows of near-city rivals to top their group. Knocked out at that stage in both 2007 and 2009, on this occasion they did not to look back after a 3-1 victory away to Porto.  Bayern Munich Following heartbreak in 2012 when they lost the final in their own backyard, Bayern are seeking their sixth European Cup, following victory a year later at Wembley. Having drawn one of the most sought-after sides at this stage, there will be an expectation to match semi-final finishes of the past three campaigns.  The genius of Pep Guardiola: Eight things he has done to make Man City so frighteningly good Prediction Make no mistake, Besiktas are dangerous as they showed in winning their group ahead of Porto, RB Leipzig and Monaco, and the Turkish side also travel far better than they used to. But Bayern appear back on track under Jupp Heynckes, although not quite the force of old, and should have too much class and know-how. Winner Bayern Munich Outright odds  Bayern Munich – 5/1  Besiktas – 200/1               

Champions League last 16 match-ups, pedigree and predictions

Juventus v Tottenham First leg Tuesday Feb 13, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 7, 7.45pm  European Pedigree Juventus Winners in 1985 and 1996, Juventus have come close in recent years to adding a third European triumph to the honours board. However, despite being finalists in two of the past three seasons, the challenges of Barcelona and Real Madrid have proved a bridge too far.  Tottenham The quarter-finals in 2011 has been the best Spurs have had it in the Champions League, as an emerging Gareth Bale and wise Rafael van der Vaart starred. It is now over to the prolific Harry Kane and meticulous Christian Eriksen to push them further.  Prediction Having topped a group with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in it, Spurs would have hoped for a kinder tie. They have never faced Juventus before and are up against one of the Champions League’s wiliest team, though not (yet) the force of last season. But Spurs can do it. Winner Tottenham Hotspur Outright odds  Juventus – 20/1  Tottenham – 25/1 Basel v Man City First leg Tuesday Feb 13, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 7, 7.45pm European pedigree Basel Having reached the round of 16 for a third time, Basel will be looking to progress to the quarter-finals for the first time. Raphael Wicky’s men finished second in a group topped by Manchester United, a side they defeated at home on the fifth matchday.  Manchester City City emphatically topped their group, with only the matchday six defeat away by Shakhtar Donetsk blotting their copy book and will be desperate to at least match their semi-final finish of 2016, in a competition their manager has won twice.  Prediction City have been installed as Champions League favourites after the draw and it would be a major shock if they failed to get past the Swiss club. It is perhaps the kindest draw, not least in terms of travel and logistics, and while St Jakob-Park can create a hostile atmosphere, City will get through. Winner Manchester City Outright odds  Basel – 500/1  Manchester City – 11/4 (favourites)  Porto v Liverpool First leg Wednesday Feb 14, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 6, 7.45pm European pedigree Porto Winners under Jose Mourinho in 2004, the Portuguese heavyweights will be looking to go one better than last year, when defeated by eventual runners-up Juventus. They will be looking to capitalise on Liverpool’s far from watertight back line.  Liverpool will have to keep Porto's Vincent Aboubakar quiet in the last 16 Credit:  Gualter Fatia/Getty Images Liverpool Winners in 2005, it would take a huge turn in fortunes for Liverpool to repeat such a feat this time around. Despite putting seven past Maribor and Spartak Moscow, without reply, a late collapse at Sevilla and a turgid draw in Moscow suggest this will be tough for Jürgen Klopp’s men.  Prediction Liverpool are unbeaten in their four previous meetings with Porto and will be happy with this draw. Porto are back on top of the Portuguese league and undoubtedly carry a threat, having disposed of Monaco in the group stages, but Liverpool should progress, especially with the second leg at Anfield. Winner Liverpool Outright odds  Porto – 100/1  Liverpool – 16/1  Sevilla v Man Utd First leg Wednesday Feb 21, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 13, 7.45pm European pedigree Sevilla Entering last season’s competition having won the Europa League three times on the bounce, they failed to carry such form into Europe’s premier club competition. Defeat by Leicester City in the round of 16 marked their first European knockout loss in three seasons.  Marcus Rashford scores United's second against CSKA Moscow Credit: AP Photo/Dave Thompson Manchester United Having topped their group, United will view this as a favourable draw, having avoided the likes of Juventus, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. But they will need to be at their best to beat technically adept opponents.  Prediction The Spaniards have been cup specialists in recent seasons and have shown how dangerous they can be at home by pulling back a three-goal deficit against Liverpool while also drawing at Anfield. But they finished runners-up in that group and are not quite the force they were. United will relish the tie. WinnerManchester United Outright odds  Sevilla – 100/1 Manchester United – 14/1  Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma First leg Wednesday Feb 21, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 13, 7.45pm European pedigree Shakhtar Donetsk Having won all three home matches in the group stage, Shakhtar finished second in Group F behind Manchester City. They did overcome the group winners on matchday six, as they reached the knockout stage for the first time since 2015.  Roma's Radja Nainggolan is heading to Ukraine Credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images Roma The Italian club defied the odds to top a group ahead of Chelsea and last year’s semi-finalists Atlético Madrid.  Victory at home over the Blues, combined with an exciting 3-3 draw at the Bridge sit as standout results, helping to produce a winnable round-of-16 tie.   Prediction As the Ukrainians showed in finishing ahead of Napoli, and beating Manchester City, they are a dangerous side with an excellent coach in Paulo Fonseca. But Roma also performed impressively as they finished ahead of Chelsea and were unlucky not to beat them away, as well as at home. Could be a tight tie. Winner Roma Outright odds  Shakhtar Donetsk – 100/1  Roma – 50/1  Chelsea v Barcelona First leg Tuesday Feb 20, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 14, 7.45pm European pedigree ChelseaWinners in 2012 under Roberto Di Matteo, Chelsea remarkably defeated their round-of-16 opponents at the semi-final stage that term. However, in recent years, last-16 exits at the hands of Paris St-Germain make that final triumph over Bayern seem a distant memory.   Fernando Torres scored a 92nd-minute equaliser for 10-man Chelsea in the 2011-12 semi-final away leg against Barcelona  Credit: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images Barcelona Boasting five European Cups, a team spearheaded by the mercurial Lionel Messi will be determined to better their last-16 exits of the past two campaigns. Winners most recently in 2015, Barcelona topped their group unbeaten, ahead of Juventus.  Prediction Chelsea have a history of epic battles with Barcelona, not least in beating them to reach the 2012 Champions League final. Neither club will have wanted this draw and it could easily go either way. But Chelsea could well pay the price for not winning their group, especially if Lionel Messi can finally score against them. Winner Barcelona Outright odds Chelsea – 25/1  Barcelona – 7/1  Real Madrid v PSG First leg Wednesday Feb 14, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 6, 7.45pm European pedigree Real Madrid European pedigree should be followed by, see Real Madrid. The 12-time winners also became the first team to successfully defend the European Cup in its modern format last May. However, a tough test lies ahead after a sub-standard group stage, remembered for that sobering defeat at Wembley. Paris St-Germain With domestic troubles non-existent, the Parisians topped their group, having only fell to defeat on the final matchday at Bayern Munich. Thumping defeats over Celtic home and away, whilst eye-catching, must now transform into knockout prowess, if anything to banish the memory of last year’s exit at the hands of Barcelona. Neymar will renew battle with a familiar foe Credit: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images Prediction Undoubtedly the tie of the round, a truly heavyweight contest with the holders against the young pretenders. Mbappe v Ronaldo. Neymar v Bale. Cavani v Benzema. PSG need to exorcise last season’s traumatic exit against Barcelona and what better way to do it, even if Real will be regarded as favourites. Could be a goal-fest. Winner Paris St-Germain Outright odds  Real Madrid – 7/1  Paris St-Germain – 5/1  Besiktas v Bayern Munich First leg Tuesday Feb 20, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 14, 5pm European pedigree Besiktas Hailing from Istanbul, Besiktas have emerged from the shadows of near-city rivals to top their group. Knocked out at that stage in both 2007 and 2009, on this occasion they did not to look back after a 3-1 victory away to Porto.  Bayern Munich Following heartbreak in 2012 when they lost the final in their own backyard, Bayern are seeking their sixth European Cup, following victory a year later at Wembley. Having drawn one of the most sought-after sides at this stage, there will be an expectation to match semi-final finishes of the past three campaigns.  The genius of Pep Guardiola: Eight things he has done to make Man City so frighteningly good Prediction Make no mistake, Besiktas are dangerous as they showed in winning their group ahead of Porto, RB Leipzig and Monaco, and the Turkish side also travel far better than they used to. But Bayern appear back on track under Jupp Heynckes, although not quite the force of old, and should have too much class and know-how. Winner Bayern Munich Outright odds  Bayern Munich – 5/1  Besiktas – 200/1               

Champions League last 16 match-ups, pedigree and predictions

Juventus v Tottenham First leg Tuesday Feb 13, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 7, 7.45pm  European Pedigree Juventus Winners in 1985 and 1996, Juventus have come close in recent years to adding a third European triumph to the honours board. However, despite being finalists in two of the past three seasons, the challenges of Barcelona and Real Madrid have proved a bridge too far.  Tottenham The quarter-finals in 2011 has been the best Spurs have had it in the Champions League, as an emerging Gareth Bale and wise Rafael van der Vaart starred. It is now over to the prolific Harry Kane and meticulous Christian Eriksen to push them further.  Prediction Having topped a group with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in it, Spurs would have hoped for a kinder tie. They have never faced Juventus before and are up against one of the Champions League’s wiliest team, though not (yet) the force of last season. But Spurs can do it. Winner Tottenham Hotspur Outright odds  Juventus – 20/1  Tottenham – 25/1 Basel v Man City First leg Tuesday Feb 13, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 7, 7.45pm European pedigree Basel Having reached the round of 16 for a third time, Basel will be looking to progress to the quarter-finals for the first time. Raphael Wicky’s men finished second in a group topped by Manchester United, a side they defeated at home on the fifth matchday.  Manchester City City emphatically topped their group, with only the matchday six defeat away by Shakhtar Donetsk blotting their copy book and will be desperate to at least match their semi-final finish of 2016, in a competition their manager has won twice.  Prediction City have been installed as Champions League favourites after the draw and it would be a major shock if they failed to get past the Swiss club. It is perhaps the kindest draw, not least in terms of travel and logistics, and while St Jakob-Park can create a hostile atmosphere, City will get through. Winner Manchester City Outright odds  Basel – 500/1  Manchester City – 11/4 (favourites)  Porto v Liverpool First leg Wednesday Feb 14, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 6, 7.45pm European pedigree Porto Winners under Jose Mourinho in 2004, the Portuguese heavyweights will be looking to go one better than last year, when defeated by eventual runners-up Juventus. They will be looking to capitalise on Liverpool’s far from watertight back line.  Liverpool will have to keep Porto's Vincent Aboubakar quiet in the last 16 Credit:  Gualter Fatia/Getty Images Liverpool Winners in 2005, it would take a huge turn in fortunes for Liverpool to repeat such a feat this time around. Despite putting seven past Maribor and Spartak Moscow, without reply, a late collapse at Sevilla and a turgid draw in Moscow suggest this will be tough for Jürgen Klopp’s men.  Prediction Liverpool are unbeaten in their four previous meetings with Porto and will be happy with this draw. Porto are back on top of the Portuguese league and undoubtedly carry a threat, having disposed of Monaco in the group stages, but Liverpool should progress, especially with the second leg at Anfield. Winner Liverpool Outright odds  Porto – 100/1  Liverpool – 16/1  Sevilla v Man Utd First leg Wednesday Feb 21, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 13, 7.45pm European pedigree Sevilla Entering last season’s competition having won the Europa League three times on the bounce, they failed to carry such form into Europe’s premier club competition. Defeat by Leicester City in the round of 16 marked their first European knockout loss in three seasons.  Marcus Rashford scores United's second against CSKA Moscow Credit: AP Photo/Dave Thompson Manchester United Having topped their group, United will view this as a favourable draw, having avoided the likes of Juventus, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. But they will need to be at their best to beat technically adept opponents.  Prediction The Spaniards have been cup specialists in recent seasons and have shown how dangerous they can be at home by pulling back a three-goal deficit against Liverpool while also drawing at Anfield. But they finished runners-up in that group and are not quite the force they were. United will relish the tie. WinnerManchester United Outright odds  Sevilla – 100/1 Manchester United – 14/1  Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma First leg Wednesday Feb 21, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 13, 7.45pm European pedigree Shakhtar Donetsk Having won all three home matches in the group stage, Shakhtar finished second in Group F behind Manchester City. They did overcome the group winners on matchday six, as they reached the knockout stage for the first time since 2015.  Roma's Radja Nainggolan is heading to Ukraine Credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images Roma The Italian club defied the odds to top a group ahead of Chelsea and last year’s semi-finalists Atlético Madrid.  Victory at home over the Blues, combined with an exciting 3-3 draw at the Bridge sit as standout results, helping to produce a winnable round-of-16 tie.   Prediction As the Ukrainians showed in finishing ahead of Napoli, and beating Manchester City, they are a dangerous side with an excellent coach in Paulo Fonseca. But Roma also performed impressively as they finished ahead of Chelsea and were unlucky not to beat them away, as well as at home. Could be a tight tie. Winner Roma Outright odds  Shakhtar Donetsk – 100/1  Roma – 50/1  Chelsea v Barcelona First leg Tuesday Feb 20, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 14, 7.45pm European pedigree ChelseaWinners in 2012 under Roberto Di Matteo, Chelsea remarkably defeated their round-of-16 opponents at the semi-final stage that term. However, in recent years, last-16 exits at the hands of Paris St-Germain make that final triumph over Bayern seem a distant memory.   Fernando Torres scored a 92nd-minute equaliser for 10-man Chelsea in the 2011-12 semi-final away leg against Barcelona  Credit: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images Barcelona Boasting five European Cups, a team spearheaded by the mercurial Lionel Messi will be determined to better their last-16 exits of the past two campaigns. Winners most recently in 2015, Barcelona topped their group unbeaten, ahead of Juventus.  Prediction Chelsea have a history of epic battles with Barcelona, not least in beating them to reach the 2012 Champions League final. Neither club will have wanted this draw and it could easily go either way. But Chelsea could well pay the price for not winning their group, especially if Lionel Messi can finally score against them. Winner Barcelona Outright odds Chelsea – 25/1  Barcelona – 7/1  Real Madrid v PSG First leg Wednesday Feb 14, 7.45pm Second leg Tuesday March 6, 7.45pm European pedigree Real Madrid European pedigree should be followed by, see Real Madrid. The 12-time winners also became the first team to successfully defend the European Cup in its modern format last May. However, a tough test lies ahead after a sub-standard group stage, remembered for that sobering defeat at Wembley. Paris St-Germain With domestic troubles non-existent, the Parisians topped their group, having only fell to defeat on the final matchday at Bayern Munich. Thumping defeats over Celtic home and away, whilst eye-catching, must now transform into knockout prowess, if anything to banish the memory of last year’s exit at the hands of Barcelona. Neymar will renew battle with a familiar foe Credit: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images Prediction Undoubtedly the tie of the round, a truly heavyweight contest with the holders against the young pretenders. Mbappe v Ronaldo. Neymar v Bale. Cavani v Benzema. PSG need to exorcise last season’s traumatic exit against Barcelona and what better way to do it, even if Real will be regarded as favourites. Could be a goal-fest. Winner Paris St-Germain Outright odds  Real Madrid – 7/1  Paris St-Germain – 5/1  Besiktas v Bayern Munich First leg Tuesday Feb 20, 7.45pm Second leg Wednesday March 14, 5pm European pedigree Besiktas Hailing from Istanbul, Besiktas have emerged from the shadows of near-city rivals to top their group. Knocked out at that stage in both 2007 and 2009, on this occasion they did not to look back after a 3-1 victory away to Porto.  Bayern Munich Following heartbreak in 2012 when they lost the final in their own backyard, Bayern are seeking their sixth European Cup, following victory a year later at Wembley. Having drawn one of the most sought-after sides at this stage, there will be an expectation to match semi-final finishes of the past three campaigns.  The genius of Pep Guardiola: Eight things he has done to make Man City so frighteningly good Prediction Make no mistake, Besiktas are dangerous as they showed in winning their group ahead of Porto, RB Leipzig and Monaco, and the Turkish side also travel far better than they used to. But Bayern appear back on track under Jupp Heynckes, although not quite the force of old, and should have too much class and know-how. Winner Bayern Munich Outright odds  Bayern Munich – 5/1  Besiktas – 200/1               

Champions League draw: Chelsea face Barcelona with Spurs drawn against Juventus

Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool were all delivered with highly favourable draws in the last-16 of the Champions League – although there will be less cause for celebration at Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. Even so there is a very real prospect that all five Premier League clubs could make it through to the quarter-finals. Chelsea appear to have been delivered the trickiest task as they were drawn against Barcelona - and will play at the Nou Camp in the second leg - for the first time since they triumphed in the semi-finals on their way to winning the Champions League in 2012. Barcelona will not relish facing Chelsea, either, although the English club will be kicking themselves. Had they won their group they would be facing Shakhtar Donestk, who have been drawn with Roma. For Spurs the reward for winning their group is a first meeting in European competition with last season’s finalists, Juventus, who are currently only third in Serie A but have a rich pedigree of success in this competition. Spurs, as a group winner, will play their second leg at home, at Wembley. 0 - Lionel Messi has faced Chelsea eight times without scoring a single goal from 29 shots; his worst record against a single club during his career. Hex. #UCLDrawpic.twitter.com/PDe4GOndTQ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 11, 2017 ���� Que será, será Whatever will be, will be We’re going to Wembley! Que será, será ���� pic.twitter.com/6CzPU6vzYe— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) December 11, 2017 The draw was far more kind to United – who were paired with Sevilla, who finished second in Liverpool’s group, and who they have never faced before. Liverpool were drawn against Porto, while City will be pleased that they will face Basel, with the Swiss runners-up to United in their group. The showpiece draw of the round is undoubtedly the holders Real Madrid, who were runners-up to Spurs, against Paris Saint-Germain give the scale, ambition and squads the clubs have. Not least with Kylian Mbappe having chosen PSG ahead of Real last summer. There will be nervousness at PSG that their coach, Unai Emery, has never won at the Santiago Bernabeu. The final tie is Bayern Munich against Besiktas. Get the latest Champions Leagues odds with Genting Bet >> Fixture details will appear here as clubs confirm dates and times:   11:41AM Happy days As for Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool - things have gone pretty well there haven't they? Basel were the easiest side available and City should brush them aside with minimal fuss. Sevill are currently fifth in La Liga and United will fully expect to see them off. Liverpool will not have things all their way against a Porto side top of their league and unbeaten domestically in 14 games. However, the Portuguese side only managed to finish second in a Champions League group won by Besiktas. 11:35AM We meet again The other cracker involving an English side is Spurs against Juventus. Mauricio Pochettino's side played the Italians in pre-season and beat them 2-0 at Wembley. Another nailed on English victory then... Of course, the overwhelming tie of the round is Real Madrid vs PSG. The two sides were first and third in the pre-draw betting to lift the trophy in May, but one of them will not even make it to the quarter-finals. The two teams faced each other in the 2015/16 group stage when they drew 0-0 in Paris before Real triumphed 1-0 at home. The French side are a rather different prospect nowadays though. Another tough test but afer beating Madrid there will be no fear. Let's make sure we get Wembley rocking ����— Ledley King (@LedleyKing) December 11, 2017 Real Madrid v PSG, Chelsea v Barcelona and Spurs v Juventus are mouth-watering ties in the last 16 of the Champions League. Ooooft!— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 11, 2017 11:26AM Reaction Well, from an English perspective that Chelsea tie against Barcelona is the tastiest. This is the sixth time those two sides have been drawn against each other in the Champions League knockout stages (plus one time they were in the same group). The overall knockout stage score since the turn of the century is: Barcelona 3 Chelsea 2. 11:21AM Full draw Juventus vs Tottenham Basel vs Manchester City Porto vs Liverpool Sevilla vs Manchester United Real Madrid vs Paris Saint-Germain Shakhtar Donetsk vs Roma Chelsea vs Barcelona Bayern Munich vs Besiktas 11:19AM Round of 16 - game eight Bayern Munich vs Besiktas 11:19AM Round of 16 - game seven Chelsea vs Barcelona 11:18AM Round of 16 - game six Shakhtar Donetsk vs Roma 11:17AM Round of 16 - game five Real Madrid vs Paris Saint-Germain 11:16AM Round of 16 - game four Sevilla vs Manchester United 11:16AM Round of 16 - game three Porto vs Liverpool 11:15AM Round of 16 - game two Basel vs Manchester City 11:14AM Round of 16 - game one Juventus vs Tottenham 11:12AM And it's live The draw has begun. Sort of. A man in a suit is currently - and incredibly tediously - running through the rules, regulations and permutations. 11:04AM Favourites It's almost draw time. Which team would you least like to face in the next round? Paris St-Germain are fairly short-priced favourites to succeed Real Madrid as champions, followed in the betting Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. If you fancy a flutter on Basel you can find odds of 300/1 knocking about. Real Madrid celebrate their 2016/17 Champions League success Credit: afp 10:53AM One year on This time last year there were only three English sides in the Champions League draw. Two of them had advanced as group winners - Arsenal and Leicester City. Manchester City joined them as runners-up. Arsenal and Leicester City are absent this time around, but it is a rather different outlook for the Premier League with England providing five of the 16 teams still remaining: England - 5 teams Spain - 3 teams Italy - 2 teams Germany, France, Switzerland, Ukraine, Portugal, Turkey - 1 team 10:37AM Bring them on Speaking of Tottenham's potential opponents, Mauricio Pochettino gave some interesting quotes this weekend when asked about who he would prefer to face in the last 16. On the one hand you have Bayern Munich or Juventus. On the other you have Basel, Porto, Sevilla and Shakhtar Donetsk. I love to play against Real Madrid, the big teams. I love the challenge and to challenge the best as I’m a winner. I prefer to play against a big team. It’s a big test for us to play against big teams. You can see the game against Real Madrid. I prefer to play against a team that will motivate everyone rather than a team all people say you will beat easily, then it gets complicated. We love to play against a big team and we always give that little bit extra which you need. Sometimes you want to play a big team as the people are scared a little bit and they support and help the team, and provide us with better energy. Do we believe him? 10:32AM Deserved reward For four of the five Premier League clubs in today's draw, they have the luxury of knowing that they are in the seeded section of the pot as group winners. Which, in theory, should mean an easy ride. And yet... Having gone undefeated in a group that contained Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, Spurs could now find themselves facing Bayern Munich or Juventus in the first knockout round. The same fate might await Liverpool, Manchester City or Manchester United. 10:20AM A numbers game How much could Chelsea failure to beat Atletico Madrid in their final group stage cost them? Win and they would have advanced top of the group. But draw - as they did 1-1 - and they would finish runners-up. Which now means a 41 per cent of facing Barcelona in the next round. Allow mathematician JulienGuyon to provide such insight: Here are the CORRECT #draw#probabilities for the round of 16 of the #ChampionsLeague, based on 4,000,000 simulations of the OFFICIAL DRAW PROCEDURE (which is quite complicated). Watch how likely Barcelona-Chelsea is: 41.3%! Then PSG-CHE & BES-CHE at 29.4% pic.twitter.com/PPpACBMdkt— Julien Guyon (@julienguyon1977) December 9, 2017 10:04AM Draw preview What is it? This is the draw for the last-16 stage of the Champions League. When is it? The draw will take place on Monday, December 11, 2017. What time is kick-off? The balls will be drawn at 11am (GMT) in Nyon, Switzerland. You can follow all the action right here when this page turns into our live blog. Which English teams are involved? All five Premier League sides that entered European football's elite competition advanced through the group stage. That means Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham will all take place in the last-16 draw. Chelsea were the only English team to make it through as runners-up, with the other four sides all topping their group. Chelsea drew their final group match against Atletico Madrid Credit: getty images Here is the full list of the 32 teams who will go into the pot: Group winners:  Barcelona, Besiktas, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Roma, Tottenham Hotspur. Runners-up: Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Basel, Porto, Juventus, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk. How does the draw work? Two seeding pots will be formed: one consisting of group winners and the other of runners-up. No team can play a club from their initial Champions League group or any side from their own country. Seeded group winners will be away in the round of 16 first legs on 13/14 and 20/21 February and at home in the return matches on 6/7 and 13/14 March. Who can the Premier League sides face? Chelsea: Barcelona, Besiktas, Paris Saint-Germain. Liverpool: Bayern Munich, Basel, Porto, Juventus, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk. Manchester City: Bayern Munich, Basel, Porto, Juventus, Real Madrid, Sevilla. Manchester United: Bayern Munich, Porto, Juventus, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk. Tottenham : Bayern Munich, Basel, Porto, Juventus, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk.

Champions League draw: Chelsea face Barcelona with Spurs drawn against Juventus

Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool were all delivered with highly favourable draws in the last-16 of the Champions League – although there will be less cause for celebration at Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. Even so there is a very real prospect that all five Premier League clubs could make it through to the quarter-finals. Chelsea appear to have been delivered the trickiest task as they were drawn against Barcelona - and will play at the Nou Camp in the second leg - for the first time since they triumphed in the semi-finals on their way to winning the Champions League in 2012. Barcelona will not relish facing Chelsea, either, although the English club will be kicking themselves. Had they won their group they would be facing Shakhtar Donestk, who have been drawn with Roma. For Spurs the reward for winning their group is a first meeting in European competition with last season’s finalists, Juventus, who are currently only third in Serie A but have a rich pedigree of success in this competition. Spurs, as a group winner, will play their second leg at home, at Wembley. 0 - Lionel Messi has faced Chelsea eight times without scoring a single goal from 29 shots; his worst record against a single club during his career. Hex. #UCLDrawpic.twitter.com/PDe4GOndTQ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 11, 2017 ���� Que será, será Whatever will be, will be We’re going to Wembley! Que será, será ���� pic.twitter.com/6CzPU6vzYe— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) December 11, 2017 The draw was far more kind to United – who were paired with Sevilla, who finished second in Liverpool’s group, and who they have never faced before. Liverpool were drawn against Porto, while City will be pleased that they will face Basel, with the Swiss runners-up to United in their group. The showpiece draw of the round is undoubtedly the holders Real Madrid, who were runners-up to Spurs, against Paris Saint-Germain give the scale, ambition and squads the clubs have. Not least with Kylian Mbappe having chosen PSG ahead of Real last summer. There will be nervousness at PSG that their coach, Unai Emery, has never won at the Santiago Bernabeu. The final tie is Bayern Munich against Besiktas. Get the latest Champions Leagues odds with Genting Bet >> Fixture details will appear here as clubs confirm dates and times:   11:41AM Happy days As for Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool - things have gone pretty well there haven't they? Basel were the easiest side available and City should brush them aside with minimal fuss. Sevill are currently fifth in La Liga and United will fully expect to see them off. Liverpool will not have things all their way against a Porto side top of their league and unbeaten domestically in 14 games. However, the Portuguese side only managed to finish second in a Champions League group won by Besiktas. 11:35AM We meet again The other cracker involving an English side is Spurs against Juventus. Mauricio Pochettino's side played the Italians in pre-season and beat them 2-0 at Wembley. Another nailed on English victory then... Of course, the overwhelming tie of the round is Real Madrid vs PSG. The two sides were first and third in the pre-draw betting to lift the trophy in May, but one of them will not even make it to the quarter-finals. The two teams faced each other in the 2015/16 group stage when they drew 0-0 in Paris before Real triumphed 1-0 at home. The French side are a rather different prospect nowadays though. Another tough test but afer beating Madrid there will be no fear. Let's make sure we get Wembley rocking ����— Ledley King (@LedleyKing) December 11, 2017 Real Madrid v PSG, Chelsea v Barcelona and Spurs v Juventus are mouth-watering ties in the last 16 of the Champions League. Ooooft!— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 11, 2017 11:26AM Reaction Well, from an English perspective that Chelsea tie against Barcelona is the tastiest. This is the sixth time those two sides have been drawn against each other in the Champions League knockout stages (plus one time they were in the same group). The overall knockout stage score since the turn of the century is: Barcelona 3 Chelsea 2. 11:21AM Full draw Juventus vs Tottenham Basel vs Manchester City Porto vs Liverpool Sevilla vs Manchester United Real Madrid vs Paris Saint-Germain Shakhtar Donetsk vs Roma Chelsea vs Barcelona Bayern Munich vs Besiktas 11:19AM Round of 16 - game eight Bayern Munich vs Besiktas 11:19AM Round of 16 - game seven Chelsea vs Barcelona 11:18AM Round of 16 - game six Shakhtar Donetsk vs Roma 11:17AM Round of 16 - game five Real Madrid vs Paris Saint-Germain 11:16AM Round of 16 - game four Sevilla vs Manchester United 11:16AM Round of 16 - game three Porto vs Liverpool 11:15AM Round of 16 - game two Basel vs Manchester City 11:14AM Round of 16 - game one Juventus vs Tottenham 11:12AM And it's live The draw has begun. Sort of. A man in a suit is currently - and incredibly tediously - running through the rules, regulations and permutations. 11:04AM Favourites It's almost draw time. Which team would you least like to face in the next round? Paris St-Germain are fairly short-priced favourites to succeed Real Madrid as champions, followed in the betting Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. If you fancy a flutter on Basel you can find odds of 300/1 knocking about. Real Madrid celebrate their 2016/17 Champions League success Credit: afp 10:53AM One year on This time last year there were only three English sides in the Champions League draw. Two of them had advanced as group winners - Arsenal and Leicester City. Manchester City joined them as runners-up. Arsenal and Leicester City are absent this time around, but it is a rather different outlook for the Premier League with England providing five of the 16 teams still remaining: England - 5 teams Spain - 3 teams Italy - 2 teams Germany, France, Switzerland, Ukraine, Portugal, Turkey - 1 team 10:37AM Bring them on Speaking of Tottenham's potential opponents, Mauricio Pochettino gave some interesting quotes this weekend when asked about who he would prefer to face in the last 16. On the one hand you have Bayern Munich or Juventus. On the other you have Basel, Porto, Sevilla and Shakhtar Donetsk. I love to play against Real Madrid, the big teams. I love the challenge and to challenge the best as I’m a winner. I prefer to play against a big team. It’s a big test for us to play against big teams. You can see the game against Real Madrid. I prefer to play against a team that will motivate everyone rather than a team all people say you will beat easily, then it gets complicated. We love to play against a big team and we always give that little bit extra which you need. Sometimes you want to play a big team as the people are scared a little bit and they support and help the team, and provide us with better energy. Do we believe him? 10:32AM Deserved reward For four of the five Premier League clubs in today's draw, they have the luxury of knowing that they are in the seeded section of the pot as group winners. Which, in theory, should mean an easy ride. And yet... Having gone undefeated in a group that contained Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, Spurs could now find themselves facing Bayern Munich or Juventus in the first knockout round. The same fate might await Liverpool, Manchester City or Manchester United. 10:20AM A numbers game How much could Chelsea failure to beat Atletico Madrid in their final group stage cost them? Win and they would have advanced top of the group. But draw - as they did 1-1 - and they would finish runners-up. Which now means a 41 per cent of facing Barcelona in the next round. Allow mathematician JulienGuyon to provide such insight: Here are the CORRECT #draw#probabilities for the round of 16 of the #ChampionsLeague, based on 4,000,000 simulations of the OFFICIAL DRAW PROCEDURE (which is quite complicated). Watch how likely Barcelona-Chelsea is: 41.3%! Then PSG-CHE & BES-CHE at 29.4% pic.twitter.com/PPpACBMdkt— Julien Guyon (@julienguyon1977) December 9, 2017 10:04AM Draw preview What is it? This is the draw for the last-16 stage of the Champions League. When is it? The draw will take place on Monday, December 11, 2017. What time is kick-off? The balls will be drawn at 11am (GMT) in Nyon, Switzerland. You can follow all the action right here when this page turns into our live blog. Which English teams are involved? All five Premier League sides that entered European football's elite competition advanced through the group stage. That means Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham will all take place in the last-16 draw. Chelsea were the only English team to make it through as runners-up, with the other four sides all topping their group. Chelsea drew their final group match against Atletico Madrid Credit: getty images Here is the full list of the 32 teams who will go into the pot: Group winners:  Barcelona, Besiktas, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Roma, Tottenham Hotspur. Runners-up: Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Basel, Porto, Juventus, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk. How does the draw work? Two seeding pots will be formed: one consisting of group winners and the other of runners-up. No team can play a club from their initial Champions League group or any side from their own country. Seeded group winners will be away in the round of 16 first legs on 13/14 and 20/21 February and at home in the return matches on 6/7 and 13/14 March. Who can the Premier League sides face? Chelsea: Barcelona, Besiktas, Paris Saint-Germain. Liverpool: Bayern Munich, Basel, Porto, Juventus, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk. Manchester City: Bayern Munich, Basel, Porto, Juventus, Real Madrid, Sevilla. Manchester United: Bayern Munich, Porto, Juventus, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk. Tottenham : Bayern Munich, Basel, Porto, Juventus, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk.

Champions League draw: Chelsea face Barcelona with Spurs drawn against Juventus

Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool were all delivered with highly favourable draws in the last-16 of the Champions League – although there will be less cause for celebration at Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. Even so there is a very real prospect that all five Premier League clubs could make it through to the quarter-finals. Chelsea appear to have been delivered the trickiest task as they were drawn against Barcelona - and will play at the Nou Camp in the second leg - for the first time since they triumphed in the semi-finals on their way to winning the Champions League in 2012. Barcelona will not relish facing Chelsea, either, although the English club will be kicking themselves. Had they won their group they would be facing Shakhtar Donestk, who have been drawn with Roma. For Spurs the reward for winning their group is a first meeting in European competition with last season’s finalists, Juventus, who are currently only third in Serie A but have a rich pedigree of success in this competition. Spurs, as a group winner, will play their second leg at home, at Wembley. 0 - Lionel Messi has faced Chelsea eight times without scoring a single goal from 29 shots; his worst record against a single club during his career. Hex. #UCLDrawpic.twitter.com/PDe4GOndTQ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 11, 2017 ���� Que será, será Whatever will be, will be We’re going to Wembley! Que será, será ���� pic.twitter.com/6CzPU6vzYe— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) December 11, 2017 The draw was far more kind to United – who were paired with Sevilla, who finished second in Liverpool’s group, and who they have never faced before. Liverpool were drawn against Porto, while City will be pleased that they will face Basel, with the Swiss runners-up to United in their group. The showpiece draw of the round is undoubtedly the holders Real Madrid, who were runners-up to Spurs, against Paris Saint-Germain give the scale, ambition and squads the clubs have. Not least with Kylian Mbappe having chosen PSG ahead of Real last summer. There will be nervousness at PSG that their coach, Unai Emery, has never won at the Santiago Bernabeu. The final tie is Bayern Munich against Besiktas. Get the latest Champions Leagues odds with Genting Bet >> Fixture details will appear here as clubs confirm dates and times:   11:41AM Happy days As for Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool - things have gone pretty well there haven't they? Basel were the easiest side available and City should brush them aside with minimal fuss. Sevill are currently fifth in La Liga and United will fully expect to see them off. Liverpool will not have things all their way against a Porto side top of their league and unbeaten domestically in 14 games. However, the Portuguese side only managed to finish second in a Champions League group won by Besiktas. 11:35AM We meet again The other cracker involving an English side is Spurs against Juventus. Mauricio Pochettino's side played the Italians in pre-season and beat them 2-0 at Wembley. Another nailed on English victory then... Of course, the overwhelming tie of the round is Real Madrid vs PSG. The two sides were first and third in the pre-draw betting to lift the trophy in May, but one of them will not even make it to the quarter-finals. The two teams faced each other in the 2015/16 group stage when they drew 0-0 in Paris before Real triumphed 1-0 at home. The French side are a rather different prospect nowadays though. Another tough test but afer beating Madrid there will be no fear. Let's make sure we get Wembley rocking ����— Ledley King (@LedleyKing) December 11, 2017 Real Madrid v PSG, Chelsea v Barcelona and Spurs v Juventus are mouth-watering ties in the last 16 of the Champions League. Ooooft!— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 11, 2017 11:26AM Reaction Well, from an English perspective that Chelsea tie against Barcelona is the tastiest. This is the sixth time those two sides have been drawn against each other in the Champions League knockout stages (plus one time they were in the same group). The overall knockout stage score since the turn of the century is: Barcelona 3 Chelsea 2. 11:21AM Full draw Juventus vs Tottenham Basel vs Manchester City Porto vs Liverpool Sevilla vs Manchester United Real Madrid vs Paris Saint-Germain Shakhtar Donetsk vs Roma Chelsea vs Barcelona Bayern Munich vs Besiktas 11:19AM Round of 16 - game eight Bayern Munich vs Besiktas 11:19AM Round of 16 - game seven Chelsea vs Barcelona 11:18AM Round of 16 - game six Shakhtar Donetsk vs Roma 11:17AM Round of 16 - game five Real Madrid vs Paris Saint-Germain 11:16AM Round of 16 - game four Sevilla vs Manchester United 11:16AM Round of 16 - game three Porto vs Liverpool 11:15AM Round of 16 - game two Basel vs Manchester City 11:14AM Round of 16 - game one Juventus vs Tottenham 11:12AM And it's live The draw has begun. Sort of. A man in a suit is currently - and incredibly tediously - running through the rules, regulations and permutations. 11:04AM Favourites It's almost draw time. Which team would you least like to face in the next round? Paris St-Germain are fairly short-priced favourites to succeed Real Madrid as champions, followed in the betting Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. If you fancy a flutter on Basel you can find odds of 300/1 knocking about. Real Madrid celebrate their 2016/17 Champions League success Credit: afp 10:53AM One year on This time last year there were only three English sides in the Champions League draw. Two of them had advanced as group winners - Arsenal and Leicester City. Manchester City joined them as runners-up. Arsenal and Leicester City are absent this time around, but it is a rather different outlook for the Premier League with England providing five of the 16 teams still remaining: England - 5 teams Spain - 3 teams Italy - 2 teams Germany, France, Switzerland, Ukraine, Portugal, Turkey - 1 team 10:37AM Bring them on Speaking of Tottenham's potential opponents, Mauricio Pochettino gave some interesting quotes this weekend when asked about who he would prefer to face in the last 16. On the one hand you have Bayern Munich or Juventus. On the other you have Basel, Porto, Sevilla and Shakhtar Donetsk. I love to play against Real Madrid, the big teams. I love the challenge and to challenge the best as I’m a winner. I prefer to play against a big team. It’s a big test for us to play against big teams. You can see the game against Real Madrid. I prefer to play against a team that will motivate everyone rather than a team all people say you will beat easily, then it gets complicated. We love to play against a big team and we always give that little bit extra which you need. Sometimes you want to play a big team as the people are scared a little bit and they support and help the team, and provide us with better energy. Do we believe him? 10:32AM Deserved reward For four of the five Premier League clubs in today's draw, they have the luxury of knowing that they are in the seeded section of the pot as group winners. Which, in theory, should mean an easy ride. And yet... Having gone undefeated in a group that contained Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, Spurs could now find themselves facing Bayern Munich or Juventus in the first knockout round. The same fate might await Liverpool, Manchester City or Manchester United. 10:20AM A numbers game How much could Chelsea failure to beat Atletico Madrid in their final group stage cost them? Win and they would have advanced top of the group. But draw - as they did 1-1 - and they would finish runners-up. Which now means a 41 per cent of facing Barcelona in the next round. Allow mathematician JulienGuyon to provide such insight: Here are the CORRECT #draw#probabilities for the round of 16 of the #ChampionsLeague, based on 4,000,000 simulations of the OFFICIAL DRAW PROCEDURE (which is quite complicated). Watch how likely Barcelona-Chelsea is: 41.3%! Then PSG-CHE & BES-CHE at 29.4% pic.twitter.com/PPpACBMdkt— Julien Guyon (@julienguyon1977) December 9, 2017 10:04AM Draw preview What is it? This is the draw for the last-16 stage of the Champions League. When is it? The draw will take place on Monday, December 11, 2017. What time is kick-off? The balls will be drawn at 11am (GMT) in Nyon, Switzerland. You can follow all the action right here when this page turns into our live blog. Which English teams are involved? All five Premier League sides that entered European football's elite competition advanced through the group stage. That means Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham will all take place in the last-16 draw. Chelsea were the only English team to make it through as runners-up, with the other four sides all topping their group. Chelsea drew their final group match against Atletico Madrid Credit: getty images Here is the full list of the 32 teams who will go into the pot: Group winners:  Barcelona, Besiktas, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Roma, Tottenham Hotspur. Runners-up: Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Basel, Porto, Juventus, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk. How does the draw work? Two seeding pots will be formed: one consisting of group winners and the other of runners-up. No team can play a club from their initial Champions League group or any side from their own country. Seeded group winners will be away in the round of 16 first legs on 13/14 and 20/21 February and at home in the return matches on 6/7 and 13/14 March. Who can the Premier League sides face? Chelsea: Barcelona, Besiktas, Paris Saint-Germain. Liverpool: Bayern Munich, Basel, Porto, Juventus, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk. Manchester City: Bayern Munich, Basel, Porto, Juventus, Real Madrid, Sevilla. Manchester United: Bayern Munich, Porto, Juventus, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk. Tottenham : Bayern Munich, Basel, Porto, Juventus, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk.

Paris Saint-Germain head coach Unai Emery pictured during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany, on December 4, 2017

Paris Saint-Germain head coach Unai Emery pictured during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany, on December 4, 2017 (AFP Photo/Guenter SCHIFFMANN)

Paris Saint-Germain head coach Unai Emery pictured during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany, on December 4, 2017

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