Everything you need to know ahead of Friday’s Champions League quarter-finals and semi-finals as Manchester City and Chelsea want to follow Liverpool into the final eight
- The quarter-finals and the semi-finals of the Champions League will take place on Friday
- It follows the completion of the remaining 16 games taking place this week
- Chelsea and Man City want to follow Liverpool to the quarter-finals
- Both English teams bring the lead home after their respective away wins
The Champions League is nearing its end of business with the draws for the quarter-finals and the semi-finals on Friday morning.
Liverpool were the first British club to book their spot in Friday’s draw with a 4-0 aggregate win over RB Leipzig last week. Chelsea and Manchester City now want to follow suit.
Chelsea, unbeaten since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival, scored an impressive 1-0 away win against Atletico Madrid last time around, but the draw is far from over.
City, who are storming for the title of the Premier League, also have a first triumph in the Champions League in mind. With a 2-0 away win at Borussia Mönchengladbach, she secured a place in the round of 16.
With the ties approaching now Sportsmail walks you through the key details below.
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When is the Champions League draw?
The draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League begins on Friday, March 19, at 11 a.m. The draw for the semi-finals will follow immediately afterwards.
As with the draws for the last 16, country protection no longer plays a role, while there are no more set sides.
Also included in the show on Friday is the draw for the home team of the final, which is made for administrative reasons.
By the time the draw takes place at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland, the remaining 16 games will have been completed.
How to watch the Champions League draw
There are several ways you can watch this year’s quarter-finals and the Champions League semi-finals.
As before, UEFA will once again offer a live stream of the event.
BT Sport, which this year owns the television rights for the competition, will also broadcast the draw live on BT Sport 1, which existing customers can also see via the app or the website.
Who will take part in the Champions League draw?
As already mentioned, four teams have already made it into the Champions League draw on Friday.
Despite its domestic problems, Liverpool made Bundesliga rivals RB Leipzig easy with 2-0 wins in a row and secured a 4-0 overall victory.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris Saint-Germain reached the round of 16 with a 1-1 draw against Barcelona, which followed their impressive 4-1 win at Nou Camp.
Erling Haaland starred when Borussia Dortmund dropped a spirited Sevilla, while Porto claimed a historic win over Juventus.
The remaining spots will be filled this week as City have a 2-0 advantage over Borussia Mönchengladbach at Etihad, while Chelsea are looking to finish the job against Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid also have a 1-0 home win over Atalanta, while Bayern Munich have one foot in the round of 16 after beating Lazio 4-1 away.
Below is a list of the remaining teams in full:
- Paris St. Germain
- Borussia Dortmund
- Manchester City or Borussia Mönchengladbach (2-0)
- Real Madrid or Atalanta (1-0)
- Chelsea or Atletico Madrid (1-0)
- Bayern Munich or Latium (4-1 aggregate)
When are the quarter-finals and the semi-finals?
The first legs of the quarter-finals will take place on April 6th and 7th. The second legs will be completed just a week later.
There will then be a two-week break before the Champions League returns. The semi-finals of the first leg will be played either on April 27th or 28th.
The second stages will then be completed either on May 4th or 5th.
When is the Champions League final?
Then of course it will be time for the final, which this season will be played at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.
The game will be played on Saturday, May 29th.