Teams may not be drawn against opponents from their own country, or those they faced in the group stage. For example, Manchester City will not be able to play Arsenal, Leicester or Barcelona – the latter having finished above them in Group C.
As a result City know they will face one of five teams: Atlético Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Monaco or Napoli.
Arsenal will play an unseeded team but not Manchester City or PSG, so will be drawn against one of the following six sides: Benfica, Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, Real Madrid, Porto or Sevilla.
Leicester finished above Porto in their group, and in their first ever knockout tie in the European Cup will therefore face one of Benfica, Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, Real Madrid, PSG or Sevilla.
The teams that finished first will play the first leg away from home and the second leg at home in the ties which will take place over four weeks from 14 February-15 March 2007.
Arsenal’s possible opponents
Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, Benfica, Porto, Real Madrid, Sevilla
Leicester’s possible opponents
Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, Benfica, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Sevilla
Man City’s possible opponents
Atlético Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Monaco, Napoli