The Uefa Champions League quarter-final draws have been made and the defending champions Chelsea will face Real Madrid again as they aim to retain the title. Manchester City will play Atletico Madrid, while Liverpool will take on Benfica. German champions Bayern Munich will face Villarreal.
In the semi-finals, the winner of the Chelsea v Real Madrid tie will face Atletico Madrid or Manchester City, while Benfica or Liverpool will play either Villarreal or Bayern Munich. The two-leg of the Uefa Champions League quarter-finals will take place on 5-6 April and 12-13 of April.
The first legs of the semi-finals will be on 26-27 of April, and the second legs on 3-4 May. The Stade de France in Paris will host the final on Saturday, 28 of May after it was moved from St Petersburg after Russia invaded Ukraine. The Uefa Champions League quarter-final draw means Chelsea face a reunion with their former manager Carlo Ancelotti, who won the Premier League and FA Cup double during two years with the Stamford Bridge club between 2009 and 2011.
Chelsea and Real also met at the semi-final stage last season, with Thomas Tuchel’s side winning 3-1 on aggregate before going on to beat Manchester City in the final. Atletico Madrid has the chance to complete a Manchester double if they beat Manchester City after beating Manchester United to reach where they are now.
Uefa Champions League Quarter-final draws
Chelsea v Real Madrid
Manchester City v Atletico Madrid
Villarreal v Bayern Munich
Benfica v Liverpool
Manchester City or Atletico Madrid v Chelsea or Real Madrid
Benfica or Liverpool v Villarreal or Bayern Munich