Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi has won four Champions League at Barcelona. Getty

For the 11th consecutive season Barcelona ended their Champions League group at the top and will therefore be seeded for the last 16 draw.

The La Liga giants began the season under scrutiny after a hectic summer transfer window in which they lost Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain before failing to convince Liverpool to part ways with Philippe Coutinho.

However, new manager Ernesto Valverde has managed to put them back on the right track during the opening part of the season both in the Champions League and in La Liga.

Group D appeared to be a complicated one but they beat Juventus 3-0 at home in September and ended at the top without much trouble.

The Catalans secured 14 points in six games and Valverde was even able to give a rest to Lionel Messi in the final two games played against Juve and Sporting CP.

IBTimes UK takes a look at who could Barcelona get in the last 16 draw considering that they will surely avoid Juventus, Real Madrid and Sevilla as teams from the same country or from the same group cannot be drawn together.

When and where is the last-16 draw?

The draw begins at 12:00CET on Monday 11 December and will take place at the Uefa headquarters in Nyon [Switzerland].

Teams Barcelona can draw in Champions League last 16: Basel, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Shakhtar Donetsk, Porto.

Group winners: Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, AS Roma, Barcelona, Manchester City, Besiktas, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool

Group runners up: Basel, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk, FC Porto, Real Madrid

Best case scenario: Basel

Basel guaranteed themselves a place in the last 16 as Group A runners-up behind Manchester United after securing four victories in six games, ending three points ahead of CSKA Moscow and nine clear of Benfica.

The Swiss champions beat the Premier League giants 1-0 at home before winning 2-0 at Benfica in the final group game to book a place in the knockout round for the first time since 2014-15.
They also thrashed the Portuguese side 5-0 on matchday two but Raphael Wicky's men should not be a major problem if they face Barcelona in the last 16.

Worst case scenario. Chelsea/Bayern Munich

Barcelona have 43.3% chances of facing the Premier League champions in the next round.

Yet, Chelsea can only face either PSG, Besiktas or the Catalans with the remaining four teams having progressed as group leaders.

It would be a clash that many Catalans fans will want to avoid after seeing how the Blues eliminated their compatriots Atlético Madrid in the group stage.

Bayern were second to PSG in their group but would also be a threat with the Bundesliga giants having managed to turn around a poor start to the season since Jupp Heynckes took over Carlo Ancelotti.