UEFA Champions League: Quarter-Final Fixtures Confirmed
The UEFA Champions League quarter-final and semi-final ties have been drawn.
All ties will be played across two legs, with the winner of semi-final two drawn as the home team for the final..
Reigning champions Chelsea were the first name out of the draw.
Their title defence will continue against Real Madrid across two legs.
For last year’s runners-up Manchester City, it will be a big ask to overcome Diego Simeone’s resilient Atletico Madrid side.
The full quarter-final draw is:
Chelsea v Real Madrid – QF1
Manchester City v Atletico Madrid – QF2
Villarreal v Bayern Munich – QF3
The winners of the above fixtures will progress to the last four and play for a place in the final.
The semi-final draw is:
Winners of QF2 v Winners of QF1 – SF1
Winners of QF4 v Winners of QF3 – SF2
And confirmation of the draw for the final, which is done as a mean of selecting a dedicated home team, is:
Winners of SF2 v Winners of SF1
The action begins with the last eight, where the first leg will take place on April 6.
Reverse ties will conclude the following week, on April 13.
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