UEFA Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draws

2021-03-20 17:58:54
UEFA Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draws

Bayern, Chelsea, Dortmund, Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris, Porto and Real Madrid are this season's UEFA Champions League quarter-finalists.

Defending champions Bayern Munich were drawn on Friday to face Paris St Germain, the team they beat 1-0 in the final last August.

Real Madrid will play Liverpool, the team they beat 3-1 in the 2018 final to win a record-extending 13th European title.

Also, Manchester City was paired with Borussia Dortmund, putting the best defence in this season’s competition against the top scorer, Erling Haaland.

City have kept clean sheets in seven straight games and have only conceded one goal in the 14th-minute of their opening group game against FC Porto. Haaland, a 20-year-old forward from Norway, has scored 10 goals in the Champions League this season and is widely seen as a future transfer target for City.

Porto will face Chelsea, though it is unclear if neutral venues will be needed because of travel restrictions between Portugal and England amid the pandemic.

The Qatari owners of PSG have invested fortunes into trying to conquer the Champions League and came tantalisingly close last season when they reached the final only for Bayern’s Kingsley Coman to break their hearts with the only goal in Lisbon.

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