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Champions League: division of the pots – Transgaming

by: Adam Smith


The Champions League group stage has ended and the round of 16 draw is imminent. SPOX tells you how the lottery pots are made for the knockout round and shows possible pairings.

With FC Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig, three of four possible German teams have reached the last sixteen. However, Bayer Leverkusen is dormant in the Europa League.

Champions League, pots: that's how the pots are split

At the end of the group phase, the lottery pots consist of the group winners and other winners. This leads to the following breakdown:

Group winner / pot 1 Group number two / pot 2
Paris Saint-Germain Real Madrid
Bayern Munich Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester City Atalanta Bergamo
Juventus Torino Atletico Madrid
Liverpool FC SSC Napoli
FC Barcelona Borussia Dortmund
RB Leipzig Olympique Lyon
FC Valencia Chelsea FC

Champions League Round 16: When will a draw take place?

The draw for the knockout rounds in the Champions League is already at 12 o'clock next Monday (December 16). As usual, the procedure will take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon.

There are several ways to see the draw live. So the free station offers Sky Sports News HD a television broadcast and one Livestream on. Moderator Thomas Fleischmann, commentator Kai Dittmann, expert Erik Meijer and reporter Uli Köhler accompany the event.

The draw is also live on

on SPOX There will be a live ticket to the draw you won't want to miss.

Champions League: Draw mode

Basically, there can only be duels between group first and second in round two. In addition, clubs from the same association can only meet from the quarter-finals, and therefore a duel between Bayern and Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16 last is not yet possible.

In addition, a link between teams that have already played against each other in the group play is not possible.

Another special rule is that the group winner enjoys home rights in the second stage and thus only plays away.