Date: 12th December 2016 at 3:29am
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The draw for the 2016/17 Champions League knockout stage takes place later today and here are the basic details ahead of the draw.

The draw takes place this midday at 12pm CET and all clubs will find out their opponents for the next knockout round following on from the conclusion of the Group stage matches last week.

Each Group winner will be drawn against a runner up but at this stage teams cannot face a side from their own nation or a side they met in the Group stage games – Group winners get home advantage for the second leg of the tie and therefore away for the first leg.

Round of 16 first leg ties are provisionally set for February 14/15 and 21/22 with the second leg ties coming in March 7/8 and 14/15.

Quarter final leg ties are also provisional at this stage – April 11/12 for the first leg and second legs following on April 18/19.

First leg semi finals being May 2/3 and second leg May 9/10 with the showpiece final in Cardiff on June 3.

It means in terms of next opposition:

Group winners: Arsenal (ENG), Atlético Madrid (ESP), Barcelona (ESP), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Leicester City (ENG), Juventus (ITA), Monaco (FRA), Napoli (ITA).

A: Arsenal (ENG)
Can play: Bayern, Benfica, Leverkusen, Porto, Real Madrid, Sevilla.

B: Napoli (ITA)
Can play: Bayern, Leverkusen, Manchester City, Paris, Porto, Real Madrid, Sevilla.

C: Barcelona (ESP)
Can play: Bayern, Benfica, Leverkusen, Paris, Porto.

D: Atlético Madrid (ESP)
Can play: Benfica, Leverkusen, Manchester City, Paris, Porto.

E: Monaco (FRA)
Can play: Bayern, Benfica, Manchester City, Porto, Real Madrid, Sevilla.

F: Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Can play: Benfica, Manchester City, Paris, Porto, Sevilla.

G: Leicester City (ENG)
Can play: Bayern, Benfica, Leverkusen, Paris, Real Madrid, Sevilla.

H: Juventus (ITA)
Can play: Benfica, Bayern, Leverkusen, Manchester City, Paris, Porto, Real Madrid.

Group runners-up: Benfica (POR), Bayern München (GER), Bayer Leverkusen (GER), Manchester City (ENG), Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Porto (POR), Real Madrid (holders, ESP), Sevilla (ESP).

A: Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Can play: Atlético, Barcelona, Dortmund, Juventus, Leicester, Napoli.

B: Benfica (POR)
Can play: Arsenal, Atlético, Barcelona, Dortmund, Juventus, Leicester, Monaco.

C: Manchester City (ENG)
Can play: Atlético, Dortmund, Juventus, Monaco, Napoli.

D: Bayern München (GER)
Can play: Arsenal, Barcelona, Juventus, Leicester, Monaco, Napoli.

E: Bayer Leverkusen (GER)
Can play: Arsenal, Atlético, Barcelona, Juventus, Leicester, Napoli.

F: Real Madrid (ESP, holders)
Can play: Arsenal, Juventus, Leicester, Monaco, Napoli.

G: Porto (POR)
Can play: Arsenal, Atlético, Barcelona, Dortmund, Juventus, Monaco, Napoli.

H: Sevilla (ESP)
Can play: Arsenal, Dortmund, Leicester, Monaco, Napoli.

As for headlines from the Group stage this year as compiled by the BBC:

Leicester’s Danny Drinkwater now has six Champions League appearances, the same number as Argentina legend Diego Maradona made in the European Cup.

Dortmund have scored 21 goals in this campaign, the most ever in the group stages.

Gianluigi Buffon missed his first Champions League game for Juventus since 2008. The veteran keeper was rested against Dinamo Zagreb.

Real Madrid have scored in their past 33 Champions League home matches, the longest streak in the competition.

Leicester City goalkeeper Ben Hamer is the first English goalkeeper to concede five goals on his Champions League debut.

CSKA Moscow have not kept a clean sheet in their past 28 Champions League games and their keeper Igor Akinfeev has not kept a clean sheet in the competition for 39 games.

Barcelona attempted 993 passes against Borussia Monchengladbach, a record in a Champions League game since 2003-04.

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