Real Madrid vs Chelsea, Man City vs Bayern, AC Milan vs Napoli and Benfica vs Inter Milan; Chelsea and Man City will face off in the semi-finals should they both win their quarter-finals; the first legs will be on April 11/12, with the return fixtures on April 18/19; semi finals in May
Both Premier League sides will meet each other in the semi-final, should both Chelsea and City advance through their last- eight ties.
Meanwhile, there will be an each- Italian derby in the quarter- tests as Serie A titleholders AC Milan face current leaders Napoli, while Inter Milan will take on Benfica.
The first legs of the quarter- tests will take place on April 11 and 12, with the return institutions on April 18 and 19.
Meanwhile, the semi-final first- legs are due to be on May 9 and May 10, with the return legs on May 16 and May 17.
Chelsea beat Borussia Dortmund 2- 1 on total in their last- 16 tie, but now face a major task to reach the last four against holders Real.
The Blues exited last season’s titleholders League to Real at the same stage- losing the first- leg 3- 1 at Stamford Bridge before putting in a gallant spin at the Santiago Bernabeu,
Chelsea, also managed by Thomas Tuchel, went 3- 0 up to lead the tie but pretensions from Rodrygo and Karim Benzema the ultimate strike coming in extra-time- saw the Blues crash out 5- 4 on total.
Meanwhile, Man City director Guardiola will face a familiar foe in former side Bayern- the club he won seven major titles with between 2013 and 2016, including three Bundesliga titles.
City and Bayern also have a connection through Joao Cancelo, who’ll be suitable to play against his parent club after moving on loan to the German side, with an option to make the deal endless for around£ 60m.
Should Chelsea and City go on to meet each other in the title holders League last four, it’ll lead to six meetings between the two clubs in this season alone.
Both Premier League clubs were paired against each other in the third rounds of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup before this season.
Chelsea master Graham Potter is excited by the prospect of facing reigning title holders Real Madrid in the last eight but insists his focus is forcefully on this weekend’s Premier League clash with Everton.
The Blues were drawn against the reigning title holders in Friday’s draw, with the winners facing Manchester City or Bayern Munich in the semis.
It follows footage of Potter before this week drawing cheers from Chelsea sympathizers at a addict event by saying they would try to” win the title holders League”.
“Well, I said we’d try to win the titleholders League and that is the same I am sure for the other seven clubs as well,” he said at his press conference.
“The other clubs will say you can lose in the quarter-final, because that is the nature of the titleholders League.
“We will concentrate on Real Madrid when we get there but at the moment it’s Everton.
“The feeling is agitated but as I said, I’d rather speak about Everton because that game is hereafter and the other stuff is a long way down.”
Manchester City have verified that Cancelo is eligible to face them.
Cancelo joined Bayern Munich on loan in January after getting displeased with his number of twinkles at City.
Since moving to the Allianz Arena, the Portuguese transnational has started four out of Bayern’s six Bundesliga matches but only played 49 twinkles of their two-lawful palm against Paris Saint- Germain in the last- 16. Know More Football News…