Champions League draw live: PSG, Liverpool, Chelsea learn Round of 16 foes in 2023

Champions League draw live: PSG, Liverpool, Chelsea learn Round of 16 foes in 2023

It’s UEFA Champions League draw day! How about a Champions League final rematch in the Round of 16? Or perhaps Real Madrid vs. PSG for the second straight season? Those are just a couple of the potential pairings in the 2022/23 Champions League Round of 16 when the draw takes place on Monday, November 7.

The group stage winners will be drawn against a team among the group stage runners-up. But there are enough big names among the runners-up to make for some interesting matchups.

An Inter Milan vs. Tottenham would see Antonio Conte face the Italian club he led to a league title, while Chelsea vs. RB Leipzig could pit Timo Werner against his former employers.

There are a total of 16 teams that survived the group stage. Surprisingly, PSG came in second place in their group behind Benfica, meaning they are sure to get a challenging opponent in the Round of 16. Other potential opponents for PSG include Napoli, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester City. 

Below are all the details on the November 7 draw, the seeds, other details on the Round of 16, and rules for the rest of the knockouts.

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Champions League Round of 16 draw

The Round of 16 draw will be held on Monday, November 7 at noon CET, or 6 a.m. ET (11 a.m. BST). 

Here are the two pots featuring the seeded group winners and the unseeded group runners-up. Teams from the first column will be drawn against a team from the second with the exception that teams from the same group or country cannot be drawn to face each other.

Group 1st Place
(Group Winners)
2nd Place
(Group Runners-up)
A Napoli Liverpool
B Porto Club Brugge
C Bayern Munich Inter Milan
D Tottenham Eintracht Frankfurt
E Chelsea AC Milan
F Real Madrid RB Leipzig
G Man City Borussia Dortmund
H Benfica PSG

European governing body UEFA spreads out the Round of 16 matchups over the course of a full month.

UEFA will slot each Round of 16 matchup drawn into one of four available dates, allowing for three weeks between the first and second leg of each series.

Match 1st Leg 2nd Leg
RD16 #1 Feb. 14/15/21/22 March 7/8/14/15
RD16 #2 Feb. 14/15/21/22 March 7/8/14/15
RD16 #3 Feb. 14/15/21/22 March 7/8/14/15
RD16 #4 Feb. 14/15/21/22 March 7/8/14/15
RD16 #5 Feb. 14/15/21/22 March 7/8/14/15
RD16 #6 Feb. 14/15/21/22 March 7/8/14/15
RD16 #7 Feb. 14/15/21/22 March 7/8/14/15
RD16 #8 Feb. 14/15/21/22 March 7/8/14/15

Teams in Champions League Round of 16 in 2022/23

In the Round of 16 draw teams from the same country cannot face one another. That restriction is removed beginning in the quarterfinals. 

Here are the Round of 16 qualifiers so far grouped by nation:

Nation Total clubs Clubs
England 4 Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Tottenham
Germany 4 Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt, RB Leipzig
Italy 3 Napoli, AC Milan, Inter Milan
Portugal 2 Benfica, Porto
Belgium 1 Club Brugge
France 1 PSG
Spain 1 Real Madrid

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When is the Champions League Round of 16 draw 2022/23? 

The Champions League Round of 16 draw will take place on Monday, November 7, 2022 at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. It will be held a mere five days after the conclusion of the Champions League group stage on Wednesday, November 2. This will ensure that the knockout stage schedule is set prior to the break for the 2022 World Cup.

The draw will be held at noon CET, or 6 a.m. ET (11 a.m. BST).

It’s significant whether a team finished first or second in its group. Teams that won their group will be drawn against one of the eight group runners-up, ensuring what on paper should be a more favorable matchup even though it doesn’t always work out that way.

Teams hailing from the same country and the same group cannot be drawn against one another in the Round of 16. But those restrictions are removed for the rest of the tournament from the quarterfinals through to the final.

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Are there away goals in the Champions League?

Similar to last season, away goals scored will not serve as a tiebreaker during the Champions League knockout rounds if teams are even on aggregate goals.

Instead, series that are even on aggregate goals after the second leg will play 30 minutes of extra time. If the deadlock persists, a penalty shootout will decide the series.

The 2021/22 season was the first since 1965 that away goals were not used as a tiebreaker. 

There were only two knockout round series that needed extra time in the 2021/22 tournament and they both involved eventual champions Real Madrid. They knocked off Chelsea in the quarterfinals and Manchester City in the semifinals during the extra session without the need for penalty kicks.

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Champions League Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Final in 2023

The quarterfinals and semifinals will be played in a similar two-leg format to the Round of 16, and the team that scores the most goals over the two legs advances.

If teams are level on aggregate goals after the conclusion of the second leg, they’ll head to 30 minutes of extra time and penalty kicks, if necessary.

The quarterfinals will be held in April, the semifinals take place in May, and the final is scheduled for June.

Quarterfinals

After the Round of 16 winners are determined, there will be a quarterfinal draw held on Friday, March 17, 2023 that will establish the rest of the knockout round bracket through to the final.

There is no seeding involved in the quarterfinal draw and, unlike the Round of 16, teams from the same country can be drawn against one another.

Match 1st Leg 2nd Leg
TBD Tues, April 11 Tues, April 18
TBD Tues, April 11 Tues, April 18
TBD Wed, April 12 Wed, April 19
TBD Wed, April 12 Wed, April 19

Semifinals

Match 1st Leg 2nd Leg
TBD Tues, May 9 Tues, May 16
TBD Wed, May 10 Wed, May 17

Champions League Final

Date Match Time (BST / ET)
Sat, June 10 Semifinal winners 20:00 / 15:00