With an exciting group stage behind us, it’s time to focus on where it should get even more exciting (maybe not Dortmund v Legia exciting, but still) – the knockout stages.

A quick reminder of UEFA’s rules – Teams from the same group can’t be drawn against each other, nor can teams from the same nation. Each of the group winners will be drawn against a group runner up – making 8 ties in total.

First let’s look at who is seeded and who isn’t:

Group

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

Seeded

Arsenal

Napoli

Barcelona

Atlético Madrid

Monaco

Borussia Dortmund

Leicester

Juventus

Not Seeded

PSG

Benfica

Man City

Bayern Munich

Bayer Leverkusen

Real Madrid

Porto

Sevilla

For the most part, this throws up some great potential ties – with PSG, Man City, Bayern Munich and holders Real Madrid in the unseeded pot!

However, with the way that the draw works there are some notable games that we could miss out on: Barcelona/Atlético can’t be drawn against Real, Bayern can’t play Borussia Dortmund and neither Leicester or Arsenal can get Man City.

The neutral will be hoping to see ties such as Barcelona v Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund v Man City/PSG, whilst those clubs will no doubt want easier ties against the likes of Napoli, Benfica or Porto.

Here’s a quick overview of who the English sides can draw: 

Arsenal/Leicester: Benfica, Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, Real Madrid, Sevilla or Porto/PSG (Porto for Arsenal, PSG for Leicester)

Man City: Napoli, Atlético Madrid, Monaco, Borussia Dortmund or Juventus

The draw takes place at 10.45 GMT today (12th December)