Will it be sweet 16 for the Premier League?


THE END is nigh for the Champions League Group Stage as attentions now turn to the last 16 draw which takes place on Monday morning.

With Groups A-D already sewn up we take a look at the various permutations for Monday’s draw as the British teams left in the competition become a step closer to knowing their last 16 opponents.

Several teams are vying for last 16 places throughout Groups E-H with a single goal likely to be difference come 10pm tonight.

Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund have already qualified from Group F with both sides battling it out for top spot this evening.

The second qualifying space in Group G will be taken by either Porto or Copenhagen, while in Group H Juventus, Sevilla and Lyon can all qualify, however it’s between Juventus and Sevilla as to who will take top spot.

British Club Opponents

Arsenal finished top of Group A following their comfortable 4-1 victory away to bottom of the table FC Basel last night.

It was an unlikely feat for Arsene Wenger’s side heading into the final matchday with the Gunners on reliant Paris St Germain dropping points at home to Ludogorets in order to claim that top spot.

It means the Gunners already know they will face Bayer Leverkusen, Benfica or Bayern Munich in the last 16.

By close of play tonight Borussia Dortmund or Real Madrid, Porto or Copenhagen and one of Sevilla, Juventus or Lyon will join them in the draw.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City finished second in Group C with Barcelona finishing six points clear at the top of the group.

Guardiola is set to avoid a match-up against his former side, Bayern Munich, but will have a tough task in guiding City to the Quarter-Finals as he prepares to face-off against one of the various group winners.

Napoli, Atletico Madrid and Monaco are the three certainties to be in with City with Borussia Dortmund or Real Madrid and Juventus or Lyon the only uncertainties.

Finally, the surprise package of 2016, Leicester City will be waiting with bated breath for Monday’s draw.

The Foxes have known for sometime that they would top Group G meaning a potential glamour tie is now in sight for Claudio Ranieri’s side.

Benfica, Bayern Munich, Paris St Germain and Bayer Leverkusen are all possible opponents, with Borussia Dortmund or Real Madrid and Juventus, Lyon or Sevilla completing that list later tonight.

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