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Champions League QF/SF draw: Real Madrid vs Chelsea in last eight

Defending champions Real Madrid will face Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals, while Manchester City will play Pep Guardiola’s former side Bayern Munich.

Inter Milan have been drawn against Benfica and the other last-eight tie will pit AC Milan against Napoli.

The draw has also been made for the semi-final ties — raising the prospect of an all-Premier League or all-Serie A last-four showdown.

Real Madrid — seeking a 15th European crown — or Chelsea will face Manchester City or Bayern Munich in the last four. A reunion with Real Madrid could also be in store for ex-Barcelona boss Guardiola.

The winner of the quarter-final tie between AC Milan and Napoli will take on either Inter Milan or Benfica in the other semi-final.

The quarter-final first legs — with the first team drawn to play at home — will take place on April 11/12, with the second legs played the following week.

But because AC Milan and Inter share the same stadium for home matches and cannot play on the same night, nor at home within 24 hours, Inter’s quarter-final tie with Benfica has been reversed, with the Portuguese side playing at home first. AC Milan, as Italian champions, were given priority.

The semi-finals will then take place in May, before two remaining teams face off at the final in Istanbul on June 10.

Champions League quarter-final draw

  • Real Madrid vs Chelsea
  • Inter Milan vs Benfica
  • Manchester City vs Bayern Munich
  • AC Milan vs Napoli

Champions League semi-final draw

  • AC Milan/Napoli vs Inter Milan/Benfica
  • Real Madrid/Chelsea vs Manchester City/Bayern Munich

Champions League key dates

  • Quarter-final first legs: Tuesday, April 11 & Wednesday, April 12
  • Quarter-final second legs: Tuesday, April 18 & Wednesday, April 19
  • Semi-final first legs: Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10
  • Semi-final second legs: Tuesday, May 16 & Wednesday, May 17
  • Final: Saturday, June 10 (Ataturk Stadium, Istanbul)

Champions League head-to-head — key stats

Chelsea have only lost one of their seven games against Real Madrid in European competition. They have the lowest percentage of losses against Real Madrid (14 per cent) of any side to have played them five or more times in Europe.

Chelsea’s only defeat in seven matches against Real Madrid in Europe came in their most recent one at Stamford Bridge, losing 1-3 in the 2021-22 quarter-final first leg.

Real Madrid have won their last four Champions League ties against English sides, beating Chelsea in last season’s quarter-final, Manchester City in last season’s semi-finals and Liverpool in last season’s final and this season’s round of 16.

All six previous meetings between Man City and Bayern Munich came in the Champions League group stages (2011-12, 2013-14, 2014-15), with each side winning three times.

This will be Pep Guardiola’s first meetings with Bayern Munich since leaving the club. His only managerial games against them came in the 2008-09 Champions League quarter-finals, knocking them out with Barcelona en route to lifting the trophy.

Man City have progressed from all four of their previous UEFA Champions League knockout ties against German clubs, including one quarter-final (2020-21 v Borussia Dortmund).

Inter are unbeaten in three European games against Benfica, which includes a win in the 1965 European Cup final to retain the trophy.

Napoli and Milan have never played each other in Europe. Napoli defeated Juve on their way to winning the 1988-89 UEFA Cup (L 0-2 away, W 3-0 home)

Milan unbeaten in five (W2 D3) vs Italian teams in the UCL, including winning in 2003 on pens vs Juventus. Haven’t played an Italian team since the infamous quarter-final with Inter in 2005.


Everything you need to know about the Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draws

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