UEFA Champions League Playoffs Draw LIVEBLOG

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The draw for the 1st knockout round (Round of 16) of the UEFA Champions League took place at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland, today at 12:00 CET (11:00 UK time).

Soccerlens brought you the draw LIVE as each of the 8 matches was being drawn.

The biggest matches of the Round of 16: Arsenal vs. AC Milan, AS Roma vs. Real Madrid, and Liverpool vs. Inter Milan!!!! Full draw after the jump.


2007/08 UEFA Champions League
Round of 16
to be played 19/20 February & 4/5 March


Olympique Lyonnais
Man Utd
Man Utd
Schalke 04
FC Porto
Inter Milan
Inter Milan
AS Roma
Real Madrid
Real Madrid
AC Milan
AC Milan
Sevilla FC


12:18: This concludes the draw!! The biggest matches of the Round of 16: Arsenal vs. AC Milan, AS Roma vs. Real Madrid, and Liverpool vs. Inter Milan.

12:17: Sixth match: ARSENAL vs. AC MILAN!!!

Seventh match: OLYMPIAKOS vs. CHELSEA

Eighth match: FENERBAHCE vs. SEVILLA

12:15: Fifth match: ROMA vs. REAL MADRID!!

12:14: Third match: SCHALKE vs. PORTO

Fourth match: LIVERPOOL vs. INTER!!!!!

12:13: Second match: LYON vs. MANCHESTER UNITED!!

12:12: First match: CELTIC vs. BARCELONA!!

12:11: The DRAW BEGINS!! Runners-up first.

12:08: Explanation of the draw procedure.

12:05: A presentation of the 16 teams still in the competition, and their progress so far.

12:00pm: Pre-draw ceremonies have begun. A presentation of the UEFA Champions League, its innovations over the past years, explanation of the playoffs rules, etc.

Among the contenders are the 3 most successful clubs in the history of the competition — 9-time winners Real Madrid CF, holders and 6-time champions AC Milan, and a Liverpool FC side who lifted the European Champion Clubs’ Cup for a 5th occasion in 2005. Liverpool are among the second seeds along with English rivals Arsenal FC.


Draw Procedure

  1. 1st-ranked teams from the Group Stage will be drawn to play against 2nd-ranked teams (i.e. the group winners cannot be drawn against each other, and the group runners-up cannot be drawn against each other).
  2. The winners and runners-up of the same group cannot be drawn against each other.
  3. Clubs from the same country cannot be drawn against each other.
  4. The group runners-up shall play their 1st-leg match at home.


2007/08 UEFA Champions League
Group Stage Results – Group Winners & Runners-up
Group winners
Group runners-up
Porto (POR)
Liverpool (ENG)
Chelsea (ENG)
Schalke 04 (GER)
Real Madrid (ESP)
Olympiakos (GRE)
AC Milan (ITA)
Celtic (SCO)
Barcelona (ESP)
Lyon (FRA)
Manchester United (ENG)
AS Roma (ITA)
Inter Milan (ITA)
Fenerbahçe (TUR)
Sevilla (ESP)
Arsenal (ENG)


The table below outlines all the possible pairings for the draw. Note that for a full preview of the knock-out draw team by team, you can read our “2007/2008 Champions League 2nd Round Draw: Preview” post by Eddie Griffin.

Possible pairings in Friday’s Round of 16 Playoffs Draw:


Arsenal Arsenal Liverpool Liverpool Man Utd Man Utd Chelsea Chelsea
Barcelona Barcelona Olympiakos Olympiakos
Real Madrid Real Madrid Schalke Roma
AC Milan Sevilla Fenerbahce Fenerbahce
Inter Milan AC Milan Celtic Celtic
FC Porto Inter Milan Lyon Lyon

Barcelona Barcelona Real Madrid Real Madrid Sevilla FC Sevilla Schalke 04 Schalke
Arsenal Arsenal Olympiakos Barcelona
Liverpool Liverpool Liverpool Real Madrid
Roma Roma Roma Sevilla
Olympiakos Lyon Lyon Man Utd
Schalke Schalke Schalke AC Milan
Fenerbahce Fenerbahce Fenerbahce Inter Milan
Celtic Celtic Celtic Porto

AC Milan AC Milan Inter Milan Inter Milan AS Roma Roma FC Porto Porto
Arsenal Arsenal Barcelona Olympiakos
Liverpool Liverpool Real Madrid Arsenal
Lyon Lyon Sevilla Roma
Schalke Schalke Chelsea Lyon
Fenerbahce Celtic Porto Schalke
Olympiakos Olympiakos Fenerbahce

Olympique Lyonnais Lyon Olympiakos Olympiakos Celtic Celtic Fenerbahce Fenerbahce
Real Madrid Barcelona Real Madrid Real Madrid
Sevilla Sevilla Barcelona Sevilla
Man Utd Man Utd Sevilla Man Utd
Chelsea Chelsea Man Utd Chelsea
AC Milan AC Milan Chelsea AC Milan
Inter Milan Inter Milan Inter Milan Barcelona
Porto Porto Porto Porto


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