Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

When does the Champions League round of 16 begin?

When does the Champions League round of 16 begin?

Spurs finished as group winners with holders Real Madrid qualifying as runners-up.

If Basel and CSKA win their respective matches tonight, they will both be tied with Manchester United on 12 points.

Roma will qualify with a victory or if Atletico fail to win.

Diego Simeone's team, twice a finalist in the last four years, must beat Chelsea away and needs Roma to draw or lose against Azerbaijani team Qarabag at home. Group winners can not be drawn against the team that finished second in their group or another team from their domestic league. For all of Benfica's problems, fellow Primeira Liga club Sporting enters the final matchday in 3rd-place a point behind 2nd-place Juventus.

Can an English side win the Champions League? The upside for Juventus is the final day schedule.

Group E is wide open with Liverpool top a point ahead of Sevilla.


"If they beat Manchester City this weekend, then they are in the race". Spartak Moscow could still advance, two points behind Sevilla.

That means Tottenham, for example, can not be drawn against Real Madrid as they were both in Group H, while they also can not meet any of the English teams to have won their group, like Manchester United.

Dortmund, which reached the final in 2013, is already out after failing to win any of its group games and is now competing with APOEL for the consolation of Europa League qualification from Group H. Ahead of its visit to Real Madrid on Wednesday, Dortmund has just two points from five games, the same as Cypriot team APOEL.

Leipzig, who are level on points with Porto, host group victor Besiktas Wednesday and will only go through if they secure more points than the Portuguese team. United are unbeaten in 20 European home games, but CSKA have won all four matches on their travels this season having come through two rounds of qualifiers. The Toronto Sun's Kurtis Larson talks to Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley.

The Independent's Jonathan Wilson explains how Manchester United took advantage against Arsenal. Goal.com's Jow Wright on what Bayern Munich has to play for against PSG in the Champions League. Inside World Football's Andrew Warshaw reports that Brussels might not be hosting games in Euro 2020 due to stadium construction delays.

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