We now know the eight remaining teams in this season’s Champions League, so the next step is the draw for the quarter-finals. The remaining English clubs – Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea – are amongst the favourites to go all the way, but the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich will also fancy their chances. Stay with us for all the build-up to the Champions League quarter-final draw, followed by the draw itself from UEFA‘s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
Champions League quarter-final draw
This is the start of our live blog for the Champions League quarter-final draw. There are no obstacles when it comes to who can play who at this stage of the competition, so any of the eight teams can face each other.
09:00 GMT: Villarreal and Benfica’s test
Villarreal and Benfica are the two teams that the remaining six will be looking to draw in today’s quarter-final draw, but they will be far from straightforward to play against. The Yellow Submarine have experience of going all the way to the Europa League final – and winning – from last year, while the Portuguese giants have beaten both Barcelona and Ajax this season.
08:30 GMT: When are the Champions League quarter-finals?
The first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals will take place on April 5 and 6, with the return fixtures a week later on April 12 and 13.
There will be two matches on each night, taking place at the same time.
08:00 GMT: Which teams are in the Champions League quarter-finals?
Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Real Madrid have booked a spot in the quarter-finals already, having won their ties last week. This week, Atletico Madrid, Benfica, Villarreal and Chelsea secured their place in the last eight.
There are no rules regarding teams from the same country playing each other in the quarter-finals, or sides that were in the same group, so the draw is open and any team can face each other.
- Bayern Munich
- Manchester City
- Real Madrid
- Atletico Madrid
07:30 GMT: When is the Champions League quarter-final draw?
The Champions League quarter-final draw will take place at 11:00 GMT, which is 12:00 CET, on Friday, March 18 from UEFA‘s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
At the same time the semi-final draw will also happen, so the eight remaining sides can plot out their potential route to the final in Paris.
07:00 GMT: When is the Europa League quarter-final draw?
The Europa League quarter-final and semi-final draws will follow the Champions League draw on Friday at 12:30 GMT (13:30 CET).
06:30 GMT: When is the Europa Conference League draw?
The draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the Europa Conference League will start on Friday at 14:00 GMT (15:00 CET).