Champions League draw: Manchester City to face Atletico, Chelsea meet Real Madrid

Liverpool paired with Benfica while Bayern Munich travel to Villarreal for quarter-final first leg

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Manchester City have been drawn against Atletico Madrid while fellow Premier League side Chelsea will face Real Madrid following Friday's Champions League quarter-final draw.

Diego Simeone’s Atletico booked their quarter-final spot by beating Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

City, finalists last season and seeking a maiden win in the competition, eased into the last eight by beating Sporting Lisbon 5-0 on aggregate.

Holders Chelsea will play 13-time winners Real Madrid after being paired together at Uefa headquarters in Nyon, with Chelsea having home advantage in the first leg.

The tie will see a Stamford Bridge return for Real’s former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti.

Chelsea booked their last-eight spot by beating Lille, while Real staged a tremendous comeback to knock out Paris Saint-Germain thanks to a Karim Benzema hat-trick.

Spain's third representative, Villarreal, meet German giants Bayern Munich while Benfica host Liverpool in their first-leg.

Reigning Europa League champions Villarreal overcame Juventus to punch their ticket to the last eight while Bayern, who have lifted the European Cup on six occasions, thumped Austria's Red Bull Salzburg 8-2 on aggregate.

Benfica progressed following a 3-2 aggregate win over Ajax while Liverpool, who last won the competition in 2019, saw off Inter Milan.

The first team drawn in each fixture play their home match first with the first legs on April 5 and 6 before the second legs on April 12 and 13

The semi-finals will have the first legs on April 26 and 27 and the second legs on May 3 and 4 .

The Stade de France in Paris will host the final on Saturday, 28 May after it was moved from St Petersburg after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Quarter-finals

  • Chelsea v Real Madrid
  • Manchester City v Atletico Madrid
  • Villarreal v Bayern Munich
  • Benfica v Liverpool

Semi-finals

  • Man City/Atletico v Chelsea/Real Madrid
  • Benfica/Liverpool v Villarreal v Bayern Munich
Updated: March 18, 2022, 11:43 AM
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