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The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw took place on Friday, with defending champions Chelsea set to face Real Madrid.
Here is an overview of all the round-trip meetings, which will take place on April 5 and 6 and April 12 and 13:
- Chelsea v Real Madrid
- Manchester City v Atletico Madrid
- Villarreal v Bayern Munich
- Benfica v Liverpool
The UCL semi-finals are scheduled for April 26-27 and May 3-4, followed by the final on May 28 at the Stade de France.
England and Spain are each represented by three clubs in the quarter-finals, as well as a team from Germany and Portugal.
The Round of 16 featured several blowouts, highlighted by impressive performances from Manchester City and Bayern Munich, two of the tournament favourites. City beat Sporting CP 5-0 on aggregate, while Bayern flexed their attacking muscles in an 8-2 triumph over Red Bull Salzburg.
Real Madrid have the most Champions League titles among the clubs still active in the draw. Let’s discover the complete list:
- Real Madrid: 13
- Bayern Munich: 6
- Liverpool: 6
- Chelsea: 2
- Benfica: 2
- Manchester City, Villarreal, Atletico Madrid: 0
Atletico Madrid have reached the UCL final three times but are still looking to lift the trophy. City reached the league game for the first time last year, failing against Chelsea, and Villarreal are yet to play for the UCL title.
The quarter-final schedule looks a lot more competitive than the round of 16 and should feature a lot more drama in the second leg.
Most notably, Chelsea face a serious test in their Champions League title defense when they come up against Real Madrid, who came back to stun Paris Saint-Germain in the previous round.
The full schedule with dates and times for the quarter-finals is expected later Friday.