UEFA Champions League draw 2014: Round of 16 preview, time, TV schedule and how to watch online
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The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw is made on Monday (6 a.m. ET), and the failure of some big teams to win their groups could set up some monster matchups. Arsenal, Manchester City, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are among the unseeded teams, so we’re sure to see a couple of truly spectacular ties made.
The biggest name to miss out on the knockout stages is Liverpool, who failed to get by FC Basel in group play. Serie A runners-up AS Roma are also out, as are Russian champions Zenit St. Petersburg. All of the big favorites to win the title progressed, though, with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Chelsea facing minimal opposition to finish in the top two of their groups.
As usual, teams from the same country cannot be drawn together in the round of 16, nor can teams from the same group be drawn together. For example, Chelsea cannot be drawn against Arsenal, Manchester City or Schalke 04. Starting in the quarterfinals, draw restrictions are removed and any team can be drawn against any other team.
Round of 16 ties will begin on February 17 and conclude on March 18.
The draw gets underway at 6 a.m. ET, 12 p.m. local time in Nyon, Switzerland. It’ll be live on Eurosport in both the UK and the United States. Eurosport’s a bit hard to find in the U.S., but the draw isn’t hard to find online. It’s streaming live globally at UEFA.com, legally and for free.