The Blues will have a match against Los Blancos in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Meanwhile, Manchester City also faces a difficult challenge called Atletico Madrid.
Quarterfinals draw results:
- CHELSEA – REAL MADRID
- MAN CITY – ATLETICO MADRID
- VILLARREAL – BAYERN MUNICH
- BENFICA – LIVERPOOL
The first leg will be played on April 5 and 6. The return leg will be played a week later.
The brackets in the semi-finals:
- CHELSEA/REAL MADRID – MAN CITY/ATLETICO MADRID
- BENFICA/LIVERPOOL – VILLARREAL/BAYERN MUNICH
It can be seen that the match between Chelsea vs Real Madrid is the most remarkable match in the quarter-finals this year. This is a reunion of last season’s semi-finals. At that time, Chelsea won tickets to the final when drawing 1-1 at the Bernabeu and winning 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
This is considered an opportunity for the royal team to take revenge when Chelsea is facing many difficulties. Chelsea’s operating budget is quite tight because of the British Government’s ban, after owner Abramovich’s assets were frozen.
Another notable match is Man City against Atletico Madrid. In the past, the two teams have never met. But clearly, Diego Simeone’s strong play can be a big obstacle for Pep Guardiola. In the 1/8 round, Los Rojiblancos eliminated a Manchester team, Manchester United.
Meanwhile, two championship candidates, Liverpool and Bayern Munich, will face quite easy challenges named Benfica and Villarreal.