The round of 16 of the UEFA Champions league concluded on Wednesday with eight teams making it into the quarter-finals. Defending champions Bayern Munich defeated Italian side SS Lazio 6-2 on aggregate to book their place in the last eight.
This season’s round of 16 saw many upsets. For the first time in 16 years, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both will not be playing in the quarter-finals. Paris Saint Germain beat FC Barcelona 5-2 on aggregate, while Porto sealed a victory on away goals against Juventus.
Chelsea managed to beat Atletico Madrid 3-0 on aggregate to book their spot in the next round. Real Madrid delivered two impressive performances to beat Atalanta 4-2 on aggregate. Manchester City impressed everyone by beating Monchengladbach 4-0 on aggregate.
Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla were involved in two high scoring games, which were eventually edged by the German side. Meanwhile, Liverpool cruised to comfortable victories against Red Bull Leipzig across two legs. Considering the quality of teams qualified for the next round, there are going to be some incredible matchups.
Teams that have qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals
How does the draw work?
There will be a free draw for the quarter-finals with ties numbered 1–4. The semi-final draw will also take place at the same time. A draw will also be made to determine the ‘home’ side in the final for administrative reasons. There are no seedings or country protection.
When is the draw?
Champions League quarter-final draw will be held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland at 4:30 PM IST on Friday 19th March.
When will the ties take place?
First legs: 6/7 April
Second legs: 13/14 April
First legs: 27/28 April
Second legs: 4/5 May
Saturday 29 May (Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul )
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