The stage is set for today’s Champions League round of 16 draw, with the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Man City, Man Utd and Tottenham set to know who they will face in the first knock-out stage of Europe’s elite competition.

The draw will take place at Uefa headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland . The draw is set to get underway at 11am GMT.

With all the English sides involved in  Champions Leaguefootball this year now safely thorough to the knockout stages, thoughts will be turning to the draw for the round of 16

Given the form of the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, who both  finished second in their respective groups, the draw looks to be an enticing one this season.

After finishing second in their group, Chelsea now face the daunting prospect of a potential tie against Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain.

There will be two seeded pots to draw from. The first pot being made up of group winners and the second runners-up.

16 sides will be drawn from the hat in Nyon, though no team can play another from their group or domestic division at this stage.

The teams in the draw are FC Basel, PSG, Bayern, Roma, Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Liverpool, Sevilla, Man City, , Shakhtar Donetsk,  Besiktas, Porto, Tottenham and holders Real Madrid

And Mauricio Pochettino  says that any team  Tottenham  face in the next round of the  Champions League  will be tough and that he has no preference on who they draw next.

While many fans will be keen to avoid the the likes of Bayern or Juventus, Pochettino insists he will take any tie in the round of 16.

“No, no preference,” Pochettino said when asked who he would like to face.


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