Champions League draw: Last 16 fixtures, dates in full and teams guide

Updated: 29/05/2024

After three months of group stage action, the teams have been whittled down to 16 and we are ready for knockout football with the Champions League last 16.

There is a full Premier League contingent still involved with Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham all making it through their groups.

Liverpool and United face the most difficult last 16 ties, drawing Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain respectively.

Read more: Europa League draw – last 32: Fixtures and dates in full

Spurs go up against Borussia Dortmund while City face perhaps the easiest task with a tie against Schalke.

Last 16 draw in full

  • Schalke vs Manchester City
  • Atletico Madrid vs Juventus
  • Manchester United vs Paris Saint-Germain
  • Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund
  • Lyon vs Barcelona
  • Roma vs FC Porto
  • Ajax vs Real Madrid 
  • Liverpool vs Bayern Munich


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All games 8pm (GMT) kick off

Tuesday 12 February 

Manchester United vs PSG
Roma v Porto

Wednesday 13 February

Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund
Ajax vs Real Madrid

Tuesday 19 February

Lyon vs Barcelona
Liverpool vs Bayern Munich

Wednesday 20 February

Schalke vs Manchester City
Atletico Madrid vs Juventus

Tuesday 5 March

Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham
Real Madrid vs Ajax

Wednesday 6 March

PSG vs Manchester United
Porto vs Roma

Tuesday 12 March

Manchester City vs Schalke
Juventus vs Atletico Madrid

Wednesday 13 March

Barcelona vs Lyon
Bayern Munich vs Liverpool

Season calendar

12/13/19/20 February: Round of 16, first leg
5/6/12/13 March: Round of 16, second leg
15 March: Quarter-final & semi-final draw
9/10 April: Quarter-finals, first leg
16/17 April: Quarter-finals, second leg
30 April/1 May: Semi-finals, first leg
7/8 May: Semi-finals, second leg
1 June: Final – Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid

Manchester City vs Schalke: Fixture dates and predictions

Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund: Fixture dates and predictions

Liverpool vs Bayern Munich: Fixture dates and predictions

Manchester United vs Paris Saint-Germain: Fixture dates and predictions

Barcelona vs Lyon: Fixture dates and predictions

Real Madrid vs Ajax: Fixture dates and predictions

Team profiles:


Former Southampton man Dusan Tadic will be a danger for Ajax (Getty Images)


Erik ten Hag has had an interesting career path, working within Bayern Munich’s youth set-up during the Pep Guardiola years before being appointed at Ajax in January after a successful two-year spell as boss of Eredivisie side FC Utrecht.

Star man

Returning to Ajax in the summer after a long spell with Southampton in the Premier League, Dusan Tadic has settled back into life in the Netherlands with ease. Across the Eredivisie, Champions League proper and qualification stages, the Serbia international has netted 17 goals and laid on 11 assists in 28 appearances, meaning that he has participated in a goal per game since heading back to Amsterdam.

Season so far

Ajax are vying with PSV in a two-horse Eredivisie title race, sat in a good position to build upon their early-season form and challenge for silverware come the end of the campaign. Boasting a very strong defensive record and enough firepower to cause teams problems, their 3-3 group draw with Bayern Munich on the final Group E matchday caught the attention.

Having reached the Europa League final in 2017, it is time for Ajax to take further steps forward on the continent’s biggest stage. Their blend of youth and experience should make an interesting contribution to the knockout phase.

Simon Harrison

Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann is of extra importance to Atletico Madrid this season given Diego Costa's injury problems (Getty Images)


Since arriving at his former club in a coaching capacity in 2011, Diego Simeone has guided Atletico Madrid to a league title, two Europa League titles and two Champions League finals.

Star man

Antoine Griezmann was named the third best player in world football at the latest edition of the Ballon d’Or and will be of further importance given that Diego Costa is set to spend several months on the sidelines.

The France international offers creativity and intelligence in possession, but identifies with Simeone’s style when off the ball too, unafraid to work hard, drop deep and track back to help his midfield out in difficult spells. A Champions League trophy would be another huge addition to his collection after World Cup glory.

Season so far

A goalless draw in their final Group A game against Club Brugge cost Atleti top spot, which has left Los Colchoneros with the scenario of drawing a much tougher opponent in the knockout stages. In La Liga, Simeone’s side have been solid but unspectacular, losing just once.

Despite bringing in the likes of Gelson Martins, Nikola Kalinic and Thomas Lemar during the summer, scoring goals and blowing teams out of the water has been something of an issue for Atleti, but in a Champions League of tighter games, higher quality and finer margins, they are set up well (as ever) to provide a resilient test for any opponent.



Lionel Messi is still the main man for Barcelona (Getty Images)


Ernesto Valverde, who secured La Liga’s title during his first season in charge at Camp Nou, almost going unbeaten in the process.

Star man

Though he may have finished in fifth place in the latest edition of the Ballon d’Or, Lionel Messi’s start to the 2018-19 campaign has been typically impressive.

Able to swing close games and break down the most resilience of defences, the Argentine’s free-kick prowess has also been on show in recent months. Even in the most trying of circumstances, Messi can guide Barça to three points.

Season so far

After a shaky start to La Liga, which saw defensive problems and a lack of balance hamper the Blaugrana in the early weeks of the season, things have settled down for Valverde’s side. At the close of the Champions League group stage, they sit at the summit of the Spanish top flight and have found their feet. Arthur has been a great addition in central midfield, while Ousmane Dembele showed his quality against Tottenham after much off-field criticism.

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi are both scoring goals and looking sharp, compensating for some of the defensive woes that the Catalan side have suffered across the campaign – but they’ve tightened up since a patchy start.


Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski has been on fire this season (Getty Images)


Niko Kovac, the former Bayern midfielder who was previously at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Star man

While it’s been a challenging season for Bayern, Robert Lewandowski seems to have largely ignored the turmoil around him. The imposing No 9 has scored 22 goals in 22 appearances in all competitions this season, including eight in six in the Champions League.

Youngsters Joshua Kimmich, Niklas Sule and Serge Gnabry have all shown glimmers of excellence this term, but the old guard seem to be on the way out at Bayern. Manuel Neuer has been singled out for particular criticism for his performances, while Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery look set to leave the club in the summer.

Season so far

Bayern finished top of Champions League Group E without a loss to their name, though only two points ahead of Ajax who also went undefeated. For Bayern, the group stage provided welcome respite from a season of struggle domestically.

Despite their massive financial dominance in the Bundesliga, the reigning champions are currently third in the table and nine points behind league leaders Borussia Dortmund. Having won the league for the last six seasons running that represents a full-blown crisis for Bayern, who look unusually fallible even if their form in Europe has been relatively unaffected.

Will Magee

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund will be dangerous opponents (Getty Images)


Lucien Favre, the former Hertha Berlin, Lyon and Borussia Monchengladbach coach who took over from veteran custodian Peter Stoger at the start of the season.

Star man

Much to the excitement of England fans, Camberwell-born Jadon Sancho has been the breakout star of the season for Dortmund.

With five goals and seven assists in the Bundesliga – though only one of each in the Champions League – the technically gifted winger has been a huge part of BVB’s early success. Marco Reus, back from a string of debilitating injuries, has also been in fine form, as has summer signing Paco Alcacer.

Season so far

Dortmund narrowly squeezed out Atletico Madrid for top spot in Champions League Group A. Despite both finishing on 13 points, Dortmund edged Atletico on head-to-head having thrashed them 4-0 at the Westfalenstadion – a game in which Sancho scored – and lost 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano, their only defeat of the group stage.

Domestically, Dortmund have been excellent this season and they are currently top of the Bundesliga. They lead second-placed Monchengladbach and old rivals Bayern Munich by nine points, with the reigning champions in third.

Favre has Dortmund playing an aggressive style of attacking football, but with decent defensive balance. They have scored more than anyone else in the Bundesliga so far, but also have the second best defence behind only RB Leipzig. Favre’s side conceded only two goals in the Champions League group stage, both in their single defeat to Atletico. Playing with confidence, Dortmund will be a tough opponent and will have high hopes of progressing to the quarter-finals.



Can Cristiano Ronaldo claim another Champions League trophy? (Getty Images)


Massimiliano Allegri has led Juventus to the last four Serie A titles, as well as to the Champions League final on two different occasions since taking the job back in 2014.

Star man

Cristiano Ronaldo cost Juventus over £100 million during the summer. The 33-year-old is perhaps the crowning jewel required to see the Old Lady go all the way to Champions League glory, after two close shaves in the last few years.

The Portuguese star has scored 11 goals in his first 20 appearances for the Bianconeri, and always had a reputation for getting sharper as the season progressed at Real Madrid. He should prove vital as we get down to the business end of the competition.

Season so far

Juventus are still defending an unbeaten record in Serie A and topped Group H with 12 points, but defeats against Manchester United and Young Boys leave margin for improvement. Conceding just eight times in the Italian top flight, the Bianconeri have got solid foundations. After the purchase of Ronaldo, they have guaranteed additional goals that could be the difference between heartbreak and triumph this time around.



Tanguy N'Dombele impressed against Manchester City in the group stage (Getty Images)


Bruno Genesio is a home-grown talent who has represented Lyon as a player, assistant and manager over an extensive career. Since being appointed in 2015, he has been unafraid to take a progressive approach with a youthful squad.

Star man

Tanguy N’Dombele has grabbed the headlines over the last calendar year, showing composure and calm in possession beyond his years at the age of just 21. A classy central midfielder, capable of dictating play and receiving the ball under pressure, the Frenchman stood out against Manchester City in the group stage and looks to have a huge future ahead of him.

Season so far

Group F’s draw specialists, Lyon ended their six-game stay with five draws and one win, remaining unbeaten and foiling one of the favourites for the tournament in Manchester City. Part of the pack chasing European qualification behind Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1, armed with a squad filled with young talent, the French outfit should only improve as they mature. Their unbeaten record in a tough Champions League group points towards them being a potential banana skin for a bigger side.


Paris Saint-Germain

PSG hope Neymar can lead them to a first Champions League triumph (Getty Images)


Thomas Tuchel, once Borussia Dortmund boss and the hippest man in football but now a willing servant to PSG’s voracious corporate empire.

Star man

It’s hard to look past Neymar here, the smugly grinning face of the financially absurd PSG project. He has scored 16 goals in 19 appearances this season, including five in six matches at the Champions League group stage.

Fellow forwards Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe would surely lay claim to ‘star man’ status in any other side, with 12 and 15 goals in all competitions respectively. Indeed, in a team made up almost exclusively of ludicrously expensive signings, picking a ‘star man’ is somewhat redundant.

Season so far

Though far from infallible at the group stage, with their erratic defence an unresolved issue, PSG were still vaguely terrifying at times. Having lost 3-2 to Liverpool at Anfield in their Champions League opener and drawn twice with Napoli – not necessarily a great omen given that those were their main rivals in the group – they nonetheless scored 17 goals all told, eight more than Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Having only deigned to drop points in Ligue 1 come early December – this after winning their first 14 league games in a row – Les Parisiens have established complete domestic dominance in France. So devalued is the Ligue 1 title at this point and so enormous their investment, however, that the Champions League really is the only competition which matters to them.



Moussa Marega has been Porto's most reliable source of goals this season (Getty Images)


Former Porto and Portugal winger Sergio Conceicao, who led the club to their first Primeira Liga title since 2013 last season.

Star man

After a slow-burn start to his career, Moussa Marega has been the driving force behind Porto’s progression to the last 16.

Having graduated from the French lower leagues and Tunisian football, the 27-year-old joined Porto in 2016 and – after a modest first season – scored 23 in all competitions last term and has five goals in six Champions League fixtures this season.

Season so far

While Group D was probably the least competitive of the Champions League group stage, Porto nevertheless did well to finish top by five points. Winning five and drawing only one of their matches – a 1-1 stalemate with Schalke in their competition opener – they were one of only five teams to end the group stage unbeaten.

Though some might see the Portuguese champions as a soft opponent in the last 16, they could be a tricky proposition. Defensively competent and generally well organised but with Marega as a dangerous outlet up front, they will be as hungry as anyone to progress to the quarter-finals.


Real Madrid

Ballon d'Or winner Luka Modric will have his work cut out to inspire Real Madrid (Getty Images)


Former Real Madrid player and ex-Castilla coach Santiago Solari, who was appointed after an interim spell as coach following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui in October.

Star man 

Luka Modric broke the Messi-Ronaldo Ballon d’Or hegemony this month, and will be expected to provide some thrust and creativity from midfield as Real Madrid look to conquer the Champions League for the fourth consecutive time. Vitally, this time they will have to do so without Cristiano Ronaldo. Modric will be asked to pull the strings and dominate in the engine room, helping Los Blancos go toe to toe with the best on the continent.

Season so far

It has been a rollercoaster season for Real Madrid. Lopetegui only made it from his appointment in the summer to October, with a 5-1 thrashing in El Clasico enough to see the former Spain boss sacked. Since then, Solari has managed to improve confidence levels and go back to some of the basics that saw Zinedine Zidane consistently lead the club to European glory.

Managing people is more important than getting the tactical details right at the Bernabeu. More goals are needed from their front three, however, and their underperformance in La Liga makes Champions League progress of paramount importance.



Edin Dzeko's goals have been vital for Roma (Getty Images)


Eusebio Di Francesco has been in charge at the club since the summer of 2017, after impressing Roma as Sassuolo boss, but the pressure on his shoulders has rarely been as intense.

Star man

If there is a man to turn Roma’s fortunes around this season, it is Edin Dzeko. The Bosnia international’s 24 goals were vital last season in various competitions, but his early form in 2018-19 has been somewhat disappointing. The midfield supporting him may have weakened in terms of experience, but there is a wealth of young, energetic talent that should be able to provide the former Manchester City hitman with ammunition.

Season so far

Finishing second in a Champions League group that contained Real Madrid, Viktoria Plzen and CSKA Moscow, only qualifying for the knockout phase by a two-point cushion was a little too close for comfort. Underperforming in both European competition and Serie A, where the Giallorossi are currently one of a horde of sides chasing a Europa League place, Di Francesco is under heavy pressure to turn the situation around.

A large turnover of players from last season to this has made it tough for Roma to settle down and find their feet once more, as key midfielders such as Kevin Strootman and Radja Nainggolan have left for pastures new. All is not well at the Stadio Olimpico, but a Champions League run would certainly help to paper over the cracks.


Schalke 04

Former Spurs man Nabil Bentaleb has starred for Schalke this season (Getty Images)


Domenico Tedesco was given the chance to move into top-flight coaching at the age of 32. He has since guided Schalke on an upward trajectory after a couple of seasons in the wilderness, securing Champions League participation this season.

Star man

Capable of covering a range of different roles in midfield, Nabil Bentaleb has been an important performer during Schalke’s recent slump in form. Chipping in with his fair share of goals in a side that is really struggling to hit the back of the net domestically and in Europe, the Algerian midfielder has the technical ability to sit deep or offer a threat in and around the penalty area.

Comfortable on the ball and also possessing ferocious long-range shooting, Bentaleb will be key as the margins become smaller.

Season so far

Schalke have struggled to balance their European and domestic responsibilities this season, with Die Konigsblauen now mired in the lower-mid table of the Bundesliga. In the Champions League, however, they were given a reasonably kind group.

Qualifying in second place behind Porto, losing just one game from six, finding the back of the net has been an issue. Six goals in six European outings is not at the level required to seriously worry the top-placed sides left in the knockout stages.


More on the Champions League:

Real Madrid face Ajax in Champions League last 16

Barça face Lyon in Champions League last 16

Liverpool face Bayern Munich in Champions League last 16

Spurs face Dortmund in Champions League last 16

Man Utd face PSG in Champions League last 16

Man City face Schalke in Champions League last 16

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