Champions League draw - LIVE; Manchester City v Barcelona, Arsenal v Bayern Munich, Galatasaray v Chelsea, Olympiakos v Manchester United - Live coverage - The Independent

Champions League draw - LIVE; Manchester City v Barcelona, Arsenal v Bayern Munich, Galatasaray v Chelsea, Olympiakos v Manchester United



BY JACK DE MENEZES

by Jack de Menezes
Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of the Champions League last 16 draw where Arsenal, Chelsea Manchester City and Manchester United will find out who they face in the first knockout round.

We want to hear from you. To do this, click the 'Make a Comment' button below and we'll post the best ones. You can also vote in our poll on which English club stands the best chance of winning the Champions League this season. CLICK HERE TO VOTE.

In the meantime, follow the latest news and updates below...
  • There's some absolute cracking player head-to-head's to look forward to in some of the matches drawn. Sergio Aguero v Lionel Messi, Mesut Ozil v Franck Ribery, Mario Balotelli v Diego Costa, Hulk v Robert Lewandowski. 

    Somehow, Stefan Kiessling v Cristiano Ronaldo and Javier Saviola v Wayne Rooney doesn't quite have the same ring to it.
    12/16/2013 11:28:57 AM
  • Uefa president Michel Platini and Olympiakos strategic advisor Christian Karembeu discuss matters before the draw...

    12/16/2013 11:30:56 AM
  • Without a doubt, Manchester City v Barcelona is your tie of the draw, with 62% of you voting for the first match out of the hat. The first-leg will take place at the Etihad Stadium, and with the home form of Pellegrini's side so far you wouldn't rule out a home win. The trip to the Nou Camp though will be one of the most difficult challenges in the club's history.
    12/16/2013 11:34:22 AM
  • Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain: "This is a tough draw, tough draw. We are happy to be here. We scored in Plzen, we scored in Moscow, we scored in Munich. Now we have to score in Barcelona."
    12/16/2013 11:36:06 AM
  • Fans of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United - let us know how you feel about the last 16 draw. Confident?
    12/16/2013 11:37:46 AM
  • Your reactions...

    12/16/2013 11:38:48 AM
  • Your reactions...

    12/16/2013 11:40:22 AM
  • Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but had Arsenal drawn with Napoli or Dortmund not scored that late goal in Marseille, the Gunners would be facing Zenit, not Bayern. Swings and roundabouts...
    12/16/2013 11:41:46 AM
  • Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski appears happy to face his former side...

    12/16/2013 11:43:48 AM
  • The last 16 draw in full

    12/16/2013 11:45:43 AM
  • The Europa League last 32 draw explained: 
    • The 32 teams are split into two pots of 16 - unseeded and seeded - and will be drawn against each other.
    • Teams cannot play the club they faced in the Group Stages, or a team from the same domestic league.
    • Spurs could face Juventus, Porto, Ajax or 10 others; Swansea could draw Fiorentina, Napoli, Shakhtar, Basel or 10 others
    12/16/2013 11:52:44 AM
  • I'm not sure they'd admit it now...

    12/16/2013 11:59:51 AM
  • Seeded teams:

    Valencia CF (ESP, Group A)
    PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL, B)
    FC Salzburg (AUT, C)
    FC Rubin Kazan (RUS, D)
    ACF Fiorentina (ITA, E)
    Eintracht Frankfurt (GER, F)
    KRC Genk (BEL, G)
    Sevilla FC (ESP, H)
    Olympique Lyonnais (FRA, I)
    Trabzonspor AŞ (TUR, J)
    Tottenham Hotspur FC (ENG, K)
    AZ Alkmaar (NED, L)
    SSC Napoli (ITA)*
    SL Benfica (POR)*
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)*
    FC Basel 1893 (SUI)*

    Unseeded teams:
    Swansea City AFC (ENG, Group A)
    FC Chornomorets Odeas (UKR, B)
    Esbjerg fB (DEN, C)
    NK Maribor (SVN, D)
    FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR, E)
    Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR, F)
    FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR, G)
    FC Slovan Liberec (CZE, H)
    Real Betis Balompié (TUR, I)
    SS Lazio (ITA, J)
    FC Anji Makhachkala (RUS, K)
    PAOK FC (GRE, L)
    AFC Ajax (NED)*
    Juventus (ITA)*
    FC Porto (POR)*
    FC Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)

    *signals third-placed Champions League side

    12/16/2013 12:00:57 PM
  • The ceremony is underway, and we're once again welcomed by Gianni Infantino. No doubt there's a montage coming...
    12/16/2013 12:01:54 PM
  • The draw for the Europa League last 16 will follow immediately after the last 32 draw.
    12/16/2013 12:03:05 PM
  • Here comes that montage...
    12/16/2013 12:03:51 PM
  • Gianni Infantino draws Arsenal to face Bayern Munich

    12/16/2013 12:04:19 PM
  • Montage over. The last 32 ties will take place on the 20 and 27 of February, with the second-leg on March 14 and 21.
    12/16/2013 12:07:40 PM
  • Ciro Ferrara, who won the then-named Uefa Cup with Napoli in 1988-89, will carry out the draw.
    12/16/2013 12:09:05 PM
  • Here we go...
    12/16/2013 12:14:12 PM
  • Match 1: Dnipro v Tottenham
    12/16/2013 12:15:15 PM
  • Match 2: Real Betis v Rubin Kazan
    12/16/2013 12:16:31 PM
  • Match 3: Swansea City v Napoli
    12/16/2013 12:17:31 PM
  • Match 4: Juventus v Trabzonspor
    12/16/2013 12:18:52 PM
  • Match 5: Maribor v Seville
    12/16/2013 12:20:02 PM
  • Match 6: Viktoria Plzen v Shakhtar Donestk
    12/16/2013 12:21:13 PM
  • Match 7: Chornomorets Odesa v Lyon
    12/16/2013 12:22:17 PM
  • Match 8: Lazio v Ludogorets
    12/16/2013 12:23:18 PM
  • Match 9: Esbjerg v Fiorentina
    12/16/2013 12:24:14 PM
  • Match 10: Ajax v Salzburg
    12/16/2013 12:25:16 PM
  • Match 11: Maccabi Tel-Aviv v Basle
    12/16/2013 12:26:15 PM
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