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Graphic shows nationalities of Last 16 teams in the UEFA Champions League since 2003-04, with schedule of this season’s Last 16 ties.
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UEFA Champions League battle resumes

By Chris Dinsdale

February 15, 2022 - March 16, 2022 - The Last 16 in the UEFA Champions League takes place across Europe, as the tournament reaches the knockout stages. England lead the UEFA Champions League Last 16 field with four teams -- including reigning champions Chelsea -- while three Spanish teams, two each from Italy, France and Portugal, and a single representative each from Germany, Netherlands and Austria complete the line-up.

The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League is the 30th season of Europe’s primary club football tournament.

Chelsea are defending champions having defeated English Premier League rivals Manchester City in the 2021 final.

Real Madrid are the most successful club in European Cup history, with 13 titles, ahead of AC Milan (7), Bayern Munich (6) and Liverpool (6).

The UEFA Champions League is contested by the highest ranked teams of the strongest UEFA national associations. It is the top club competition in European football and one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world. The Champions League final is the most watched annual sporting event worldwide.

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PUBLISHED: 10/02/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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