2009–10 UEFA Champions League: Round of 16 field set
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The 2009–10 Champions League Round of 16 field is set after the Group Stage finished Wednesday.
Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea, , Barcelona, , and Arsenal all reach the first knockout round via winning their respective groups. Joining them are group stage runners-up Bayern Munich, , Milan, Porto, , Internazionale, and .,
In the first knockout round, teams are drawn at random — though teams from the same association or country cannot be drawn together — and play two legs, the aggregate score of which will decide which team advances to the quarter-finals. In addition, group stage winners will play the second leg at their home stadium.
The first-leg games will be played on Feb. 16 and 17, 2010 and the second-leg games will be played on Feb. 23 and 24, 2010. The draw for the Round of 16 will be held on Dec. 18 in Nyon, Switzerland.