Champions League state of play: Who has qualified from group stage and when is draw for knockout rounds?

The 2021/22 Champions League final is set to take place on Saturday May 28 in St Petersburg, Russia; Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United are all into the last 16

The Champions League trophy

Man City have joined Liverpool, Chelsea and Man Utd in the last 16 of the Champions League - but who will they meet in the knockout rounds?

Pep Guardiola's men put on a brilliant display to beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 and win Group A on Wednesday, after Manchester United and Chelsea had sealed their spot 24 hours earlier.

Manchester City celebrate after Gabriel Jesus' winner against PSG
Image: Manchester City celebrate after Gabriel Jesus' winner against PSG

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side - who had already grabbed top spot in Group B with two games to spare - beat Porto 2-0 as a reminder of their own threat in this competition.

PSG are guaranteed to finish second, and with Manchester United confirmed as group winners, there is an outside chance of Mauricio Pochettino drawing the club he has been heavily linked with becoming their new manager.

So, with a Premier League full house in the last 16, who else is already qualified and when will we know who faces who in the first knockout round of this year's Champions League?

Who has qualified for the last 16?

Ajax*
Bayern Munich*
Chelsea
Inter Milan
Juventus
Liverpool*
Manchester United*
Manchester City*
Paris Saint-Germain

Sporting Lisbon
Real Madrid

*Confirmed as group winners

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Who has been eliminated?

Besiktas
Malmo
RB Leipzig
Dynamo Kiev
Young Boys
Zenit St Petersburg
Shakhtar Donetsk
FC Sheriff
Club Brugge
Borussia Dortmund

When is the draw for the last 16?

The Champions League last-16 draw takes place in Nyon, Switzerland on Monday December 13.

How does the draw work?

The eight group winners will be seeded and drawn against the eight group runners-up.

No team can play a club from their group or any side from their own country.

The group winners will play the first leg of their last-16 tie away from home.

When are the last-16 ties?

The last-16 ties will be split across different weeks, with the first legs taking place on February 15-16 and February 22-23.

The second legs are then on March 8-9 and March 15-16.

What are the other key dates?

Last 16 first legs: February 15/16/22/23

Last 16 second legs: March 8/9/15/16

Quarter-final & semi-final draw: March 18

Quarter-final first legs: April 5/6

Quarter-final second legs: April 12/13

Semi-final first legs: April 26/27

Semi-final second legs: May 3/4

Final: May 28 - Gazprom Arena, Saint Petersburg

Champions League state of play

Group A - Man City beat PSG to top group

Manchester City sealed top spot with a 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain, while RB Leipzig's thrashing of Club Brugge means the final round of games will decide who comes third. PSG have qualified in second place.

Group B - Who will join Liverpool?

Liverpool are group winners but the battle for second spot will be decided on the final day, with AC Milan, Atletico Madrid and Porto all in with a shout.

Porto host Atletico Madrid and AC Milan entertain Liverpool in those final fixtures. Porto will progress with a win at home to Atletico. A draw will also be enough if AC Milan fail to beat Liverpool.

The Italians must beat Liverpool and hope Porto vs Atletico ends in a draw or an Atletico win must by the same score margin or lower.

Group C

Ajax are already through as group winners, and Sporting Lisbon beat Borussia Dortmund by the two-goal scoreline they needed to join them in the last 16.

Dortmund will be heading into the Europa League, with fourth-placed Besiktas unable to catch them.

Group D

Inter Milan and Real Madrid booked their knockout spots with victories over Shakhtar Donetsk and Sheriff Tiraspol respectively.

The European giants face each other at the Bernabeu on December 7, which will decide which club finishes top of the group. Real need a point at home to Inter to win the group.

Moldovan champions Sheriff Tiraspol are on their way to the Europa League.

Group E

Bayern Munich have already booked their place in the last 16 as group winners, and they will be joined by either Barcelona or Benfica after they drew 0-0 on Matchday 5.

The Catalans have the advantage, two points ahead of the Portuguese heading into the final round of fixtures, with Barca facing a trip to Germany to take on Bayern in their final game, while Benfica face a home clash with Dynamo Kiev.

Xavi's side must win away to Bayern to guarantee going through but they will also progress if Benfica fail to beat Dynamo. A Benfica win would mean Barcelona needing to match that result in Munich.

Group F: United progress as group winners

Man Utd's 2-0 win at Villarreal on Matchday 5, coupled with a 3-3 draw between Atalanta and Young Boys, means the Red Devils have won the group with a game to spare.

As a result it is now all to play for in the race to finish second, with Atalanta and Villarreal set for a showdown in their final group game in Bergamo with the Spanish side going into it with a one-point advantage.

Group G

This group remains wide open still, with all four teams able to qualify heading into Matchday 6 when Salzburg will host Sevilla and Wolfsburg are at home to Lille.

Lille require at least a point away to Wolfsburg to qualify but should they lose, they are sure to be in the Europa League. A win assures top spot in the group.

It's all or nothing for Wolfsburg - they cannot finish in third and therefore a Europa League spot, but a win would guarantee them a top-two spot.

Group H - Chelsea through

Chelsea and Juventus have booked their place in the round of 16 after the Champions League holders' comprehensive 4-0 win over the Serie A side - their heaviest-ever defeat in the competition - at Stamford Bridge on Matchday 5.

The Blues only need to match Juve's result in the final round of fixtures in order to top the group. Zenit are heading for the Europa League.

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