After the group stage is complete the tournament enters theA�knockoutA�stage, beginning with the round of 16, moving on to the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and then, ultimately, the final.

Each stage, apart from the final, is contested over two legs with the aggregate winner progressing.

TheA�last 16A�ties will be played onA�February 13, 14, 20 and 21A�andA�March 6, 7, 13 and 14.

TheA�quarter-final drawA�will take place onA�March 16A�when the winners of the round of 16 are confirmed. However, unlike the preceding round, this draw will be open rather than seeded. Quarter-final games are scheduled to take place onA�April 3 and 4A�andA�April 10 and 11.

After that the tournament moves on to theA�semi-finals, the draw for which is pencilled in forA�April 13, with games due to be held onA�April 24 and 25A�andA�May 1 and 2.

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