UEFA Knock-Out Rounds Draws On 17 Dec

The draws for the knockout rounds of the 2010/11 UEFA club competitions will take place on Friday 17 December at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. The pairings for the UEFA Champions League round of 16, and for the rounds of 32 and 16 of the UEFA Europa League, will be made during ceremonies staged at UEFA, starting at 13:00 GMT.

The draws will be conducted by UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino and UEFA director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti, assisted by two former European Champion Clubs' Cup winning players – Sir Bobby Charlton for the UEFA Champions League and 2011 final ambassador Ronnie Whelan for the UEFA Europa League. The UEFA Champions League draw will pit the winners of one group against the runners-up of another, with the runners-up playing the first leg at home. Winners and runners-up from the same group cannot be drawn together. Clubs from the same association cannot meet either.

The UEFA Europa League round of 32 draw will involve the 12 group winners and the four best third-ranked teams in the UEFA Champions League group stage, being drawn against the 12 UEFA Europa League runners-up and the other four third-place finishers from the UEFA Champions League. Winners and runners-up from the same group cannot face each other. Group winners and the four best third-ranked UEFA Champions League sides will play the return leg at home. As with the UEFA Champions League, clubs from the same association will be kept apart.

Champions League Group Winners: Tottenham Hotspur, Schalke 04, Manchester United, FC Barcelona, Bayern München, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk

Champions League Group Runners-up: Inter Milan (holders), Olympique Lyon, Valencia, FC Copenhagen, AS Roma, Olympique Marseille, AC Milan, Arsenal

Champions League Group 3rd-Place: FC Twente, Benfica, Glasgow Rangers, Rubin Kazan, FC Basel, Spartak Moscow, Ajax, Braga

Europa League Group Winners: Manchester City or Lech Poznan, Bayer Leverkusen, Sporting Lisbon, Villareal or PAOK Salonika or Dinamo Zagreb, Dynamo Kiev or BATE Borisov, CSKA Moscow, Zenit St. Petersburg, VfB Stutgart or Young Boys, PSV Eindhoven or FC Metalist Kharkiv, Paris Saint-Germain or Sevilla, Liverpool, FC Porto

Europa League Group Runners-up: Manchester City or Lech Poznan, Aris Thessaloniki or Atletico Madrid, KAA Gent or Lille, Villareal or PAOK Salonika or Dinamo Zagreb, Dynamo Kiev or BATE Borisov, Sparta Prague, AEK Athens or Anderlecht, VfB Stutgart or Young Boys, PSV Eindhoven or FC Metalist Kharkiv, Sevilla or Borrusia Dortmund, Steaua Bucuresti, Besiktas

Note: Europa League final group matches will be played on 15 & 16 December 2010.

Source: UEFA

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