Clearly to all football fans, the most important spectacle is what goes on with the players on the pitch. But it’s also true that there is a rather special excitement surrounding the various draws that determine who will face who in the UEFA Champions League. So when, we hear you ask, is the quarter-final draw?
When is the draw for the Champions League quarter-finals?
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The draw for the Champions League quarter-finals AND the semi-finals will be held on Friday 19 March at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland at 12:00 CET. You can find out where that is in your part of the world.
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The event will be streamed live on UEFA.com, and you’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage with AS English. We’ll begin our build-up from about an hour beforehand, before taking you through the ties as they are pulled out of the hat and bringing you all the post-draw reaction.
How will the Champions League quarter-final draw work?
Once the final eight teams are confirmed, each will be drawn from a pot to decide who faces each other and who plays at home first.
Which teams are through to the Champions League quarter-finals?
The line-up for the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals is not yet complete, Note that there are no seedings or country protection although if there are to be any restrictions – possibly due to covid-19 protocols – they will be announced ahead of the draw.
Thus far, the following teams have qualified for the quarter-finals:
The quarter-finals are in sight 👀
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Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Games still to be decided:
Lazio vs Bayern
Atlético vs Chelsea
Mönchengladbach vs Man. City
Atalanta vs Real Madrid
The semi-final draw will follow the quarter-final draw and again their will be no seedings or country protection.
Champions League: when will games be played?
First legs: 6/7 April
Second legs: 13/14 April
First legs: 27/28 April
Second legs: 4/5 May
Saturday 29 May (Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul)