Liverpool claim final top spot
NYON, Switzerland (AP):
Liverpool claimed the final spot in the pot of group winners going into the Champions League last 16 draw.
The five-time European champions joined fellow former winners Barcelona and Manchester United, plus big spenders Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City among the seeded teams yesterday.
A balanced draw has two-time defending champions Real Madrid and Bayern Munich among five former winners in the pot of unseeded teams who were group runners-up.
Teams that already met in the same group or are from the same country cannot be drawn against each other on Monday.
Round of 16 first-leg games are played from February 13-21. Return games are from March 6-14.
UEFA also makes the Europa League round of 32 draw on Monday, including Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Borussia Dortmund among third-place teams in Champions League groups who transfer across.
Seeded teams: Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Roma, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City, Besiktas, Tottenham.
Unseeded teams: Basel, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk, Porto, Real Madrid.