The draw for the last-16 of the Champions League will be held this Friday... the teams left are ranked from first, to 70th in Europe... seven of the remaining teams have already lifted the continents top prize...
On Friday 16 December in Nyon the traditional draw for the last-16 of the Champions League will be held... Shortly after midday the eight matches will be revealed, including OL's... Here's a user's guide...
Of the 16 teams qualified, 4 of them are competing in the UCL last-16 for the ninth successive season: Chelsea, Arsenal, Real et OL.
Seven of the 16 remaining teams have already won the Champions League/European Cup at least once: Barcelona (4), Real Madrid (9), AC Milan (7), Inter Milan (3), Bayern Munich (4), OM (1), Benfica (2).
Five of the other teams have already won another European cup: Napoli have won the UEFA Cup, as have Zenit St-Petersburg, Bayer Leverkusen and CSKA Moscow. Arsenal have won the Cup Winners Cup.
The 16 clubs European ranking is (Uefa index). Barcelona (1), Real (3), Inter (4), Chelsea (5), AC Milan (7), Arsenal (8), OL (12), Benfica (16), CSKA Moscow (19), Zenit St Petersburg (23), OM (28), Bayer Leverkusen (29), FC Basel (45), Napoli (60) and Apoël Nicosia (70).
Apoel began this season's competition in the second preliminary tour. Benfica entered the draw in the third preliminary tour. Bayern, Arsenal and OL came through the play-offs.
OL have already played Bayern eight times, Inter and Barcelona six times, Benfica twice, Bayer Leverkusen, AC Milan and Arsenal once. OL took on Bayern in the UCL semis, Barcelona in the last-16 and AC Milan in the quarters.
While OL have one chance in seven, of landing Barcelona, Chelsea, Benfica, Arsenal or Apoel. They have one chance in six of getting Bayern and one chance in five of getting Inter.