Champions League quarter & semi-final draw: Chelsea, Liverpool & Man City opponents revealed

The eight teams left in the Champions League have discovered their route to the final after the quarter-final and semi-final draws were conducted in Switzerland on Friday morning.

Fans have four mouth-watering ties to look ahead to, including reigning holders Chelsea taking on Real Madrid.

The semi-final draw then took place. The first leg of those ties will take place in late April ahead of the final in Paris on Saturday, May 28.

England and Spain are well represented, with three teams coming from each country. 

Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City will all hope to continue England’s strong run in the Champions League lately, with two of the previous three winners coming from the country.

Meanwhile, Spain are represented by Real Madrid, Villarreal and Atletico Madrid, who knocked out Manchester United in the last 16.

However, data analysts believe the trophy will head to Germany this year.

Before the draw was made, the team at FiveThirtyEight gave Bayern Munich the strongest chance of winning the Champions League at 26%.

They are closely followed by Man City (25%) and Liverpool (23%), with reigning winners Chelsea given a 10% chance.

However, Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti certainly know what it takes to win the tournament and can’t be ruled out.

Champions League quarter-final draw

Chelsea vs Real Madrid

Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid

Villarreal vs Bayern Munich

Benfica vs Liverpool

Champions League semi-final draw

Man City or Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea or Real Madrid

Benfica or Liverpool vs Villarreal or Bayern Munich

Champions League dates

The quarter-final first leg ties will be played on April 5 and 6 before the return matches on April 12 and 13.

The first legs of the semi-finals will take place on April 26 and 27. The second legs are on May 3 and 4.

The final will take place at the Stade de France in Paris on May 28 after the location was moved from St Petersburg following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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