Chelsea will play holders Real Madrid within the Champions League quarter-finals, with the winners dealing with both Manchester City or Bayern Munich following a top-heavy draw that produced two blockbuster ties. On the opposite facet of the draw Napoli will face AC Milan in an all-Italian conflict whereas Inter Milan will play Benfica, with a type of sides assured to achieve the Champions League ultimate.
Real Madrid defeated Chelsea in final season’s quarter-finals on their technique to lifting the Champions League for the 14th time and Friday’s draw produced a repeat of that tie. Manchester City’s quest to win their first Champions League title will even should be performed the arduous means, with Pep Guardiola his former membership Bayern Munich for the primary time, earlier than a possible rematch with Madrid within the final 4.
City have added Erling Haaland to the facet that had been knocked out by Real Madrid in final season’s semi-finals however Carlo Ancelotti’s crew stay the crew to beat following their thrashing of Liverpool within the spherical of 16. Serie A leaders Napoli look to be favourites to achieve the Istanbul ultimate on the opposite facet of the draw, in what could be a primary Champions League ultimate for the Italian membership.
The two-legged Champions League final eight ties will likely be held on 11/12 April and 18/19 April, whereas the semi-finals will happen throughout 9/10 May and 16/17 May.
Champions League quarter-final draw
Real Madrid vs Chelsea
Benfica vs Inter
Man City vs Bayern
Milan vs Napoli
Champions League semi-final draw
Real Madrid vs Chelsea / Man City vs Bayern
Benfica vs Inter / Milan vs Napoli