Clubs await pivotal Champions League draw
14 December 2014, 15:15
Geneva - With the group stage over, the Champions League begins for real when the last-16 knockout draw is made on Monday.
The past four winners — Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, and Barcelona — cruised through qualifying with only Barcelona pushed to win its group and secure seeded status.
Borussia Dortmund and Porto, both former European champions, last season's runner-up Atletico Madrid and surprise club Monaco are also seeded as group winners.
Juventus is the only former champion among unseeded group runners-up, which all host first-leg matches Feb. 17-18 and 24-25. Return matches are March 10-11 and 17-18.
The others are: Arsenal, advancing for a 15th straight year, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Basel, Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke and Shakhtar Donetsk.
Clubs cannot face an opponent from their own country or qualifying group.
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