Man City faces Bayern as Real meets Chelsea in Champions League quarters

Serie A leaders Napoli take on AC Milan in an all-Italian showdown and Inter Milan face Portuguese league leaders Benfica

By AFP

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The Champions League trophy is displayed before the draw for the quarterfinal in Nyon on Friday. — AFP
The Champions League trophy is displayed before the draw for the quarterfinal in Nyon on Friday. — AFP

Published: Fri 17 Mar 2023, 3:42 PM

Last updated: Fri 17 Mar 2023, 4:10 PM

Defending champions Real Madrid will play 2021 winners Chelsea in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, while Manchester City's Pep Guardiola will face his former club Bayern Munich after they were drawn together in Nyon on Friday.

Real, who beat last year's finalists Liverpool 6-2 on aggregate in the last 16, will be up against another English side after Graham Potter's Chelsea handed Borussia Dortmund their first loss of the year and qualified with a 2-1 aggregate win.


City, who were runners-up in 2021, will face 2020 champions Bayern who were managed by Guardiola for three seasons from 2013. Under Guardiola, they were perennial Bundesliga champions but fell at the Champions League semifinal stage each year.

Reigning Serie A champions AC Milan will face this season's runaway leaders Napoli in an all-Italian clash while Inter Milan play Portuguese side Benfica.


The semi-final draw was also made with all three Italian sides on one side of the draw and both English teams in the other half.

QUARTERFINAL DRAW

Real Madrid vs Chelsea

Benfica vs Inter Milan

Manchester City vs Bayern Munich

AC Milan vs Napoli

* Team drawn first hosts the first leg

* First legs: April 11-12

* Second legs: April 18-19

SEMIFINAL DRAW

Semifinal 1: Milan/Napoli v Benfica/Inter

Semifinal 2: Real/Chelsea v City/Bayern

* Team drawn first hosts the first leg

* First legs: May 9-10

* Second legs: May 16-17

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