Manchester City and Chelsea have discovered their European fate following the draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the Champions League.
European football’s premier tournament will make its return next month with Manchester City and Chelsea the Premier League‘s remaining representative sides, and both teams now know which clubs they must overcome if they reach August’s final in Lisbon.
City – who currently hold a 2-1 advantage over Real Madrid in their last-16 tie ahead of the return in Manchester – will meet the winners of Lyon against Juventus in the last eight, the French side travelling to Turin with a one-goal advantage as they look cause an upset against the Italian champions.
Chelsea face a formidable task to progress to the last eight having lost 3-0 to Bayern Munich at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their first knock-out round tie, though should Frank Lampard’s side complete an improbable comeback they will meet the victors of Barcelona and Napoli – their tie finely poised at 1-1 ahead of the return clash.
Elsewhere RB Leipzig meet Liverpool’s conquerors in Atletico Madrid, whilst Paris Saint-Germain will need to defeat first-time qualifiers Atalanta if they are to progress to the semi-finals.
Each of the quarter-final and semi-final ties will be played over one leg with the tournament being held in Lisbon, the conclusion of the competition to be played over a 12 day period in the Portuguese capital.
Champions League quarter-final draw – ties to be played August 12-15 in Lisbon
- Manchester City/Real Madrid vs Juventus/Lyon
- RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid
- Barcelona/Napoli vs Bayern Munich/Chelsea
- Atalanta vs Paris Saint-Germain
Champions League semi-final draw – ties to be played August 18-19 in Lisbon
- Manchester City/Real Madrid or Juventus/Lyon vs Barcelona/Napoli or Bayern Munich/Chelsea
- RB Leipzig/Atletico Madrid vs Atalanta/Paris Saint-Germain
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