The draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League was made this afternoon. PSG will face Bayern. Real will face Liverpool.
Two days after the last round of 16, the draw for the quarter-finals of the 2021 Champions League was made this Friday, March 19, in Switzerland. Compared to the teams still qualified, Paris Saint-Germain could expect to face heavy, after defeating FC Barcelona in the previous round.
Big shocks that look like a reunion
Unsurprisingly, the last French representative was not spared. Quite the contrary, even … And for good reason, Mauricio Pochettino’s men will cross paths with the insatiable Bayern Munich, reigning European Champion, who had already won against this same PSG in the final of the last edition, a few months ago.
A poster that promises to be hot, like the rest of the program, which also promises to be explosive. The Manchester City of Pep Guardiola, impressive mastery in the Premier League, will notably face a Borussia Dortmund led by his nugget Erling Haaland, himself announced in the small papers of the Sky Blues …
Another big poster on the program, and not least, the double confrontation between Real Madrid and Liverpool, two clubs which have recently triumphed in the Champions League. Zinédine Zidane’s men will receive those of Jürgen Klopp on the first leg, before a prestigious return match on the Anfield lawn.
Finally, the English club Chelsea was rather spared, by inheriting FC Porto, striker of Juventus Turin in the eighth. The Blues of Thomas Tuchel, however, will have to enforce the hierarchy against the Portuguese, capable of making the predictions lie. In short, be careful not to see yourself too beautiful!
The full program of the 1/4 finals (and 1/2):
– Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund (the winner will face Bayern or PSG in 1/2)
– Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint-Germain (the winner will face City or Dortmund in 1/2)
– Real Madrid vs Liverpool (the winner will face Porto or Chelsea in 1/2)
– FC Porto vs Chelsea (the winner will face Real or Liverpool in 1/2)
Note that the first leg matches will take place on April 6 and 7, and the return matches on April 13 and 14.