Defending champions Bayern Munich had been drawn to meet Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris St Germain in the Champions League quarter-finals, in a rematch of ideal 365 days’s final.
Bayern won the 2020 decider 1-0 in Lisbon to steal the premier European trophy for a sixth time against first-time finalists PSG, who ousted Barcelona in this season’s ideal-16 to reach the quarters.
Friday’s plot furthermore sees Actual Madrid play Liverpool, the team they beat 3-1 in the 2018 final to win a epic-extending 13th European title.
Runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City’s quest for a maiden Champions League title will continue against German opposition again in Borussia Dortmund, after they ousted Borussia Monchengladbach in the old round.
Porto, the conquerors of Juventus in the ideal round, are up against Chelsea.
To protect their title on May well presumably also merely 29 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Bayern can gain to beat the Manchester City team led by dilapidated coach Pep Guardiola or Bundesliga opponents Dortmund in the semi-finals, which had been furthermore drawn on Friday.
In the assorted semi, Liverpool and Chelsea, can even merely aloof they win their quarters, will meet in a acquainted all-Premier League semi-final match-up.
In what will be considered as a promising omen for Liverpool, the groups met in the 2005 semi-finals, with the Reds prevailing and going on to win the trophy – in Istanbul.
It’s the principle Champions League quarter-final line-up with out both Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo since 2005. No Italian team is involved for the principle time since 2016.
DRAW FOR THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTER-FINALS AND SEMI-FINALS
Quarter-finals – first leg April 6/7, second leg April 13/14
Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund
Porto v Chelsea
Bayern Munich v PSG
Actual Madrid v Liverpool
Semi-finals – first leg April 27/28, second leg May well presumably also merely 4/5
Bayern Munich/PSG v Manchester City/Borussia Dortmund
Actual Madrid/Liverpool v Porto/Chelsea