UCL: Real Madrid Faces Chelsea, Atletico Meets Manchester City

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Defending champions Chelsea will play Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, while last year’s finalists Manchester City have been drawn against Spanish champions Atletico Madrid.

Liverpool, who beat Italian champions Inter Milan to progress from the last 16, will face Portuguese side Benfica, while Spanish side Villarreal will take on German champions Bayern Munich.

Chelsea Vs Real Madrid

Chelsea overcame Real Madrid in last season’s semi-final, beating the 13-time UEFA Champions League winners 3-1 on aggregate, and will be looking for a similar result to progress.

The holders beat French champions Lille 4-1 on aggregate to progress to the quarter-finals. Real Madrid secured progression after knocking out star-studded Paris St Germain, winning 3-2 on aggregate.

Chelsea’s quarter-final first-leg with Real Madrid in London will take place on Wednesday April 6, with the return leg in Spain on April 12th.

Manchester City Vs Atletico Madrid

Three-time UEFA Champions League runners-up Atletico Madrid will take on Manchester City in for a place in the semi-finals.

The defending La Liga champions Atletico beat Manchester United 2-1 on aggregate to progress to the quarter-finals, while the English champions beat Sporting Lisbon 5-0 to advance.

Their first-leg tie will take place at the Etihad stadium on April 5th, while the return leg in Spain will take place on April 13th.

Benfica Vs Liverpool

Liverpool will face Portuguese side Benfica, who are the surprise team in the final 8 of the UEFA Champions League this season.

Benfica, who surprisingly emerged from a group including Bayern Munich and Barcelona, masterminded a memorable 3-2 aggregate victory against Ajax to reach the quarter-finals of the competition. Liverpool beat Italian champions 2-1 on aggregate to progress.

The first leg will take place in Portugal on April 5th, while the second leg will hold at Anfield on April 13th.

Villarreal Vs Bayern Munich 

German champions Bayern Munich will take on last season’s Europa League winners Villarreal in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

Villarreal progressed to the quarter-finals after a shock 4-1 aggregate victory against Italian giants Juventus, while Bayern put eight goals past Austrian side FC Salzburg in an 8-2 aggregate victory.

Bayern’s first leg tie against Villarreal will take place in Spain on April 6th, while the return leg in Germany will be on April 12th.

2021/2022 UEFA Champions League quarter-final draws

 

Chidi Nwoke/UEFA.

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