AFC Champions League: Last 16 teams finalised

As the group stages of the 2016 AFC Champions League drew to a close on Wednesday, the 16 nations who will battle it out for the trophy were finalised.

FC Tokyo, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Lokomotiv and Al Nasr were just some of the teams who had to wait until the final round of action to secure their passage into the knockout phase.

The tournament will definitely see a new winner crowned, following the elimination of last year’s champions from China, Guangzhou Evergrande.

The first leg of the round of 16 will take place on May 17-18, with the return legs following a week later.

The teams line up as follows:

2016 AFC Champions League
Round of 16
First Leg

Tuesday, May 17

Al Nasr v Tractorsazi Tabriz
Lekhwiya v El Jaish
Melbourne Victory v Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Al Hilal v Lokomotiv
FC Tokyo v Shanghai SIPG

Wednesday, May 18

Urawa Red Diamonds v FC Seoul
Al Ain v Zobahan
Shandong Luneng Sydney FC

Return Legs

Tuesday, May 24

Lokomotiv v Al Hilal
Shanghai SIPG v FC Tokyo
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors v Melbourne Victory
Tractorsazi Tabriz v Al Nasr

Wednesday, May 25

El Jaish v Lekhwiya
Sydney FC v Shandong Luneng
FC Seoul v Urawa Red Diamonds
Zobahan v Al Ain

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