UEFA Champions League Quater-Final Draw, Full List of Matches and Dates.
On Friday, March 17, the eagerly anticipated UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw took place.
The final eight Champions League teams will compete for continental glory this season after learning who they would face in the final eight games. The semi-final draw happened at the same time as the quarter-final draw.
Which teams qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals?
These eight teams made it into the last eight of the Champions League this year: Napoli (ITA), Real Madrid (ESP), Inter Milan (ITA), Bayern Munich (GER), Manchester City (ENG), AC Milan (ITA), Benfica (POR), and Chelsea (ENG).
When did the UCL quarter-finals and semi-finals draw take place?
The UCL quarter-finals draw took place at 4.30 pm UK Time on Friday.
Champions League Quarter-Final Draw
The complete draw for the quarterfinals of the 2022–23 Champions League is listed below. The first leg will be played at the homes of the top-placed clubs.
- Chelsea FC versus Real Madrid
- Inter Milan versus Benfica
- Bayern Munich versus Manchester City
- Napoli versus AC Milan
It is not business as usual for Manchester City, who have been paired with Bayern Munich, serious Champions League contenders this season. The city will have to do a lot of practice and challenge its players to be in form if they have to prevail over Bayern.
Bayern Munich has been doing extremely well this season and has been termed the favorite team to carry the Champions League this year. However, they will now have a hard task against the Cityzens whose endless thirst for the Big Boys cup hopes to come to an end this season.
Chelsea, who won the Champions League in the 2020/2021 season will be facing the defending champions Real Madrid and it is going to be a great showdown between the two consecutive winners.
However, Real have proved that they can easily destroy any England team and Chelsea will have to work harder to challenge them.
Champions League Semi-Finals Full Draw
The complete fixtures of the Champions League 2022-23 semi-final draw are as follows.
- AC Milan/Napoli vs Benfica/Inter Milan
- Real Madrid/ Chelsea vs Manchester City/ Bayern Munich
This simply means that whoever wins in the quarter-finals between the mentioned teams will face out with the winner from the other group in the semi-finals.
It is going to be a thrilling showdown between the teams especially if Manchester City qualifies for the semis after facing Bayern Munich. If Man City qualifies and Chelsea is knocked out, a replica of last year’s fixtures will occur between Man City and Real.
Fans are eager to see if Pep Guardiola will emerge victorious after Real Coach Carlo Ancelotti outwitted him in the semis last year.
Facing no other serious contender, Real went on to carry the champions league in 2021/2022 after thrashing Liverpool in the finals.