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UEFA Champions League Round of 16 schedule: Dates and times for all eight series



After the drama and controversy surrounding the decision to redo the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw after the serious errors that compromised it, it was only right for the Round of 16 schedule to open with the best matchup produced by the re-draw.

Paris Saint-Germain vs. Real Madrid will be the first of the eight series to kick off Feb. 15 at the Parc des Prince in Paris. It will be a showdown of heavyweights, with all eyes on ex-Madrid captain Sergio Ramos going against the team he helped lead to glory, and PSG’s Lionel Messi facing an old nemesis which he’s owned over the years.

The complete Round of 16 schedule follows below. Each home-and-home series will be played over two legs, and the team with the most goals scored at the end of the second leg will advance to the quarterfinals. 

MORE: What happened to cause the Champions League re-draw?

There is one major rule change to keep in mind ahead of these Round of 16 matches: For the first time since 1965, there is no away goals tiebreaker in the case that the aggregate-goal series are tied after 180 minutes of action. Teams will head straight into a 30-minute extra time session, followed by a penalty-kick shootout if the deadlock persists.

The first legs will be played across four matchdays in February: Feb. 15-16 and Feb. 22-23. The second legs will follow three weeks later. The group winners get to host the second legs as a perk for finishing as the top team in their group. It’s perceived as an advantage to host the second leg because if extra time or penalty kicks are required, they would occur at home.

DECOURCY: Why Real Madrid was royally hosed by repeating the draw

Champions League Round of 16 schedule

Round of 16 – 1st Legs

Date Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Tues, Feb. 15 PSG vs. Real Madrid  3 p.m. TBD fuboTV , Paramount+
Tues, Feb. 15 Sporting CP vs. Man City 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV , Paramount+
Wed, Feb. 16 Inter Milan vs. Liverpool 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV , Paramount+
Wed, Feb. 16 RB Salzburg vs. Bayern Munich 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV , Paramount+
Tues, Feb. 22 Villarreal CF vs. Juventus 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV , Paramount+
Tues, Feb. 22 Chelsea vs. LOSC Lille 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV , Paramount+
Wed, Feb. 23 Atletico Madrid vs. Man United 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV , Paramount+
Wed, Feb. 23 Benfica vs. Ajax 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV , Paramount+

Round of 16 – 2nd Legs

Date Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Tues, March 8 Bayern Munich vs. RB Salzburg 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV , Paramount+
Tues, March 8 Liverpool vs. Inter Milan 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV , Paramount+
Wed, March 9 Man City vs. Sporting CP 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV , Paramount+
Wed, March 9 Real Madrid vs. PSG 3 p.m. TBD fuboTV , Paramount+
Tues, March 15 Ajax vs. Benfica 4 p.m. TBD fuboTV , Paramount+
Tues, March 15 Man United vs. Atletico Madrid 4 p.m. TBD fuboTV , Paramount+
Wed, March 16 LOSC Lille vs. Chelsea 4 p.m. TBD fuboTV , Paramount+
Wed, March 16 Juventus vs. Villarreal 4 p.m. TBD fuboTV , Paramount+

Champions League quarterfinals, semis & final

After the Round of 16 winners are determined, there will be a quarterfinal draw held on Friday, March 18 that will also establish the rest of the bracket through to the final. There are no seedings involved in that draw and, unlike the Round of 16, teams from the same country can be drawn against one another.

MORE: Winners and losers of the Champions League re-draw

The quarterfinals and semifinals will be played with the same rules as the Round of 16: The team with the most aggregate goals after two legs advances. If teams are tied after the second leg, they will play 30 minutes of extra time and, if the deadlock persists, a penalty kick shootout will determine the winner. The away goals tiebreaker is no longer in use.

  • Quarterfinals: April 5-6, April 12-13
  • Semifinals: April 26-27, May 3-4
  • Final: May 28, 2022 (Saint Petersburg, Russia)



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