LIONEL MESSI and Barcelona might await any of the three remaining English groups within the Champions League last-16.
Juventus’ stunning win at the Camp Nou on Tuesday night relegated the Spanish giants into second place of their group.
And they’re going to be a part of the unseeded pack in subsequent week’s draw.
After Manchester United’s exit from the competition, solely Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis stay of the Premier League quartet.
All comfortably received their group and might be seeded, doubtlessly incomes them a calmer path to the quarter-finals.
Uefa will conduct the draw from their Switzerland headquarters on Monday, December 14 at 11am.
No crew will be drawn towards one other facet from their very own nation or their first-round group at this level.
It means Chelsea will keep away from a reunion with Sevilla, Porto are off the menu for Metropolis, and one other conflict with Atalanta must look forward to Liverpool.
However any of Atletico Madrid, Borussia Monchengladbach, Lazio, RB Leipzig and Barcelona might be drawn towards the English trio.
There may be loads of hazard among the many unseeded groups with each United’s conquerors Leipzig and Atalanta going deep into final yr’s competitors.
Monchengladbach helped knock out Inter Milan and brought about Actual Madrid vital points within the group stage.
And there’s loads of European pedigree within the Sevilla, Porto and Lazio ranks.
Liverpool is not going to want reminding of why Diego Simeone’s Atleti are so exhausting to beat, but should still fancy revenge for last year’s defeat at this stage.
Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona could also be struggling in ninth place in LaLiga, with the defeat to Juve coming after a shock loss at Cadiz.
However any facet containing Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Co can’t be underestimated with the knockouts coming after the club’s presidential election and the switch window.
A considerably completely different Blaugrana facet might step out on the Camp Nou in February to the one we all know now.
Ties are break up over two weeks, with the primary leg to be performed on February 16/17/23/24.
Unseeded groups might be drawn at dwelling first, permitting group winners dwelling benefit within the second leg.
Second legs will happen on March 9/10/16/17 with all kick-offs at 8pm.
Finishing the seeded groups are Actual Madrid, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.
Victors might be awaiting the quarter-final draw, scheduled for March 19.
UCL DRAW: SEEDED & UNSEEDED TEAMS
Seeded: Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester Metropolis, Actual Madrid, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, PSG
Unseeded: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Monchengladbach, Atalanta, Sevilla, Lazio, Porto, Barcelona, RB Leipzig