Real Madrid will face Chelsea in the UCL draw, while Man City will take on Bayern
Holders Real Madrid and Chelsea will meet in the Champions League quarterfinals, while Pep Guardiola’s previous team Bayern Munich and Manchester City were drawn together on Friday.
Napoli, the top team in Serie A, will meet AC Milan in an all-Italian match, while Inter Milan will play Benfica, the top team in the Portuguese league.
There is a chance that the victor of Real’s match against Chelsea will play either City or Bayern in the semifinals, making an all-English last-four match possible.
Additionally, if the Nerazzurri defeat Benfica, Inter will face either Milan or Napoli in the semifinals, increasing the likelihood that an Italian club will make the final for the first time since Juventus in 2017.
On April 11 and 12, the quarterfinal first legs will be contested, with Real hosting Chelsea at the Santiago Bernabeu first before making the return trip to London a week later, and City hosting Bayern first.
In order to avoid conflicting with AC Milan’s matchup with Napoli at San Siro, Inter, who was originally drawn to face Benfica at home, will now travel to Lisbon for the first leg.
The final, which will take place in Istanbul on June 10th, will follow the semi-finals in May.
Full draw below:
Real Madrid vs Chelsea
Inter Milan vs Benfica
Manchester City vs Bayern Munich
AC Milan vs Napoli