CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: MASSIVE CLASHES SET FOR QUATERS, SEMIS

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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: MASSIVE CLASHES SET FOR QUATERS, SEMIS

The eight remaining teams in this season’s Champions League learned their respective routes to the showpiece match of the tournament in Friday’s draw for the competition’s quarterfinal and semifinal stages.

A pair of rematches from recent finals highlights the last eight.

Holders Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain, in an encore of last year’s title-deciding contest, will meet once again, while Real Madrid will be hoping to replicate their victory over Liverpool from the infamous 2018 final.

Quarterfinal matchups

  • Match 1: Manchester City vs. Borussia Dortmund
  • Match 2: FC Porto vs. Chelsea
  • Match 3: Bayern Munich vs. Paris Saint-Germain
  • Match 4: Real Madrid vs. Liverpool

The clubs listed first in their respective matchups will play the first leg at home. Quarterfinal first legs will take place on April 6 and 7, with the return fixtures slated for April 13 and 14.

Semifinal matchups

UEFA filled out the Champions League bracket by also teeing up the final four Friday. Should both advance, the two tournament favorites, Bayern Munich and Manchester City, will go head-to-head in the semifinals.

  • Winner of quarterfinal 3 vs. winner of quarterfinal 1
  • Winner of quarterfinal 4 vs. winner of quarterfinal 2

The first legs of the semifinals will be played on April 27 and 28, while the decisive second legs will take place on May 4 and 5.

The Champions League final is scheduled for May 29 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.The Champions League final is scheduled for May 29 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.

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