Champions League QF draw: Madrid-Chelsea, Man City-Bayern

In the Champions League quarter-finals, Real Madrid will meet Chelsea, and Manchester City will play Bayern Munich.

The winners of these two matches will meet in the semi-finals on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland.

– Broadcast on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, others (USA)
– “Manchester United” will meet “Seville” in the quarter-finals of the Europa League

Madrid stunned Chelsea in last year’s quarter-finals in a dramatic comeback from the Premier League club.

Speaking at a fan event on Thursday, Chelsea manager Graham Potter said his side are aiming to win the Champions League.

Potter told a news conference after Friday’s draw that he was excited but focused on his next game in the Premier League.

“I said we will try to win the Champions League,” he said. “I’m sure it’s the same for the other seven clubs.

“And all the other clubs are saying you can lose in the quarter-finals because that’s the nature of the Champions League. We’ll focus on Real Madrid when we get there, but at the moment it’s Everton.

“I’m excited, but I’d rather talk about Everton because it’s a game tomorrow and everything else is still a long way off.”

Pep Guardiola is aiming for City to win their first ever Champions League title, but he will have to return to Munich to do so. The Spanish coach spent three years as Bayern boss between 2013 and 2016 and faces stiff competition from Julian Nagelsmann’s side, who knocked out Paris Saint-Germain in the previous round.

Elsewhere, this season’s play-off stages will feature three Italian teams in the quarter-finals for the first time since 2006.

Inter Milan host Benfica in the quarter-finals, while their local rivals AC Milan face Serie A leaders Napoli.

The first matches of the quarter-finals will be held on April 11-12, and the return matches on April 18-19. The semi-finals will be held on May 9-10 and May 16-17.

This year’s final will be held on June 10 at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.

UCL Quarter Final Draw:

Real Madrid (Spain) and Chelsea (England)
SL Benfica (Portugal) and Inter Milan (Italy)
“Manchester City” (England) and “Bayern” (Germany)
“Milan” (Italy) and “Napoli” (Italy)

UCL Semi Final Draw:

Real Madrid/Chelsea and Manchester City/Bayern Munich
AC Milan/Napoli vs SL Benfica/Inter Milan

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