RTÉ Sport has retained the television and online rights to Wednesday night matches in the Champions League until 2018.

The agreement will include all games up to and including the 2017/18 final. 

RTÉ’s live coverage will be available in the Republic of Ireland on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player - online and via the RTÉ Player app.

RTÉ Group Head of Sport Ryle Nugent said the deal was a great result for RTÉ and for Irish sports fans, saying: "The UEFA Champions League is undoubtedly the premier club tournament in world football and retaining live free-to-air Wednesday night rights and highlights is in keeping with RTÉ Sport’s aim of bringing national teams, national games and, in the case of the Champions League, major events to Irish audiences."

The draw for the last 16 of this year's competition will be streamed live on the RTÉ Player and via RTÉ News Now on TV from 11am on Monday. 

The panel on Man City