Champions League: Last 16 lineup complete

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By Euronews
Champions League: Last 16 lineup complete

The last 16 lineup for the UEFA Champions League was completed on Wednesday evening following the final round of matches group matches across the continent.

Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea will represent the English Premier League when the competition resumes mid February.

Spain also have three clubs in the knockout phase with ten times champions Real Madrid, holders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Some usual suspects in the mix for the draw which takes place on Monday and consists of two pots – the group winners and runers up.

But but there is one newcomer amongst Europe’s powerhouse clubs after Belgian side Gent made it through at the first time of asking to continue their dream debut.

There are a couple of teams that made a surprise early exit from Europe’s top club competition this season.

Three times champions Manchester United being one after Louis Van Gaal’s men failed to make it out of Group B which was seen by many as a manageable section that included CSKA Moscow, PSV Eindhoven and Wolfsburg.

The near 250 million pounds spent since Van Gaal’s arrival at Old Trafford will now be put to use playing the Europa League alongside 2004 champions Porto who also bowed out at the Group stage after a final day defeat to Chelsea.