Top 2 teams from every Group will be drawn against each other for the round of 16 with the country restriction rule
The 2022/23 UEFA Champions League group stage games which began on 21 June 2022 has finally come to an end with many surprises and impressions as some favorite big teams making it through while some did not.
The top 16 teams have made it through to the Champions league round of 16, while 8 teams drop down to UEFA Europa League and the remaining 8 are outrightly eliminated from the competition.
This season’s Champions league group stage saw half of the last 16 being the combination of Germany and England, while the other half consist of French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and Belgian teams.
The draw of the UCL 2022/23 round of 16 will be conducted at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland on Monday 7 November 2022. It gets underway at 12 noon local time (CET), which in the United States is 6 am ET, 11 am GMT and 3 am PT
Group winners will be drawn against group runners-up. Teams from the same national association cannot face each other, nor can teams who played each other in the group stage of this season’s competition.
Which teams will be drawn in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 2022/2023 season?
SSC Napoli, FC Porto, Bayern Munich, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea FC, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Benfica., all qualified as their group winners
While Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, AC Milan, Eintracht Frankfurt, Inter Milan, Club Brugge and Liverpool FC all qualified as their group runners-up.
The likes of Ajax, Leverkusen, Barcelona, Sporting, Salzburg, Shakhtar, Sevilla and Juventus all finished in third place and dropped down to UEFA Europa League.
While Atletico Madrid, Plzen, Marseille, Dinamo Zagreb, FC Copenhagen, Celtic, Haifa and Rangers (who made history as the worst ever UCL side) were all eliminated outrightly for finishing in the last position of their groups.
The first legs of the last 16 will take place on 14/15 and 21/22 February 2023 with the second legs on 7/8 and 14/15 March 2023.
UEFA will draw the quarterfinal and semifinal ties on March 17.
The final will take place on Saturday, June 10 at Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul in Turkey.
UEFA Round Of 16 Most Possible Draw
Let us look into possible Round Of 16 ties. As mentioned earlier, group winners will be drawn against group runners-up. Teams from the same national association cannot face each other, nor can teams who played each other in the group stage of this season’s competition.
Now based on careful examination and careful analysis of previous ties and fixtures, below is Somtosports possible UEFA Champions League 2022/23 Round Of 16 Draws and ties.
- Napoli vs Paris Saint-Germain
- FC Porto vs Dortmund
- Bayern Munich vs AC Milan
- Tottenham vs Leipzig
- Chelsea vs Frankfurt
- Real Madrid vs Inter Milan
- Manchester City vs Club Brugge
- Benfica vs Liverpool