Champions League quarter-final draw: Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund, Porto vs Chelsea, Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid vs Liverpool – the semi-final draw could see Liverpool play Chelsea and Man City take on Bayern or PSG
Friday 19 March 2021 21:00, UK
Liverpool have been drawn against Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals, a repeat of the 2018 final, with Chelsea facing Porto and Manchester City taking on Borussia Dortmund.
Holders Bayern Munich will face last year’s losing finalists Paris Saint-Germain in the last eight.
The semi-final draw also took place on Friday, with Liverpool and Chelsea set to meet in the last four should both progress, while City could play Bayern or PSG for a place in the final.
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- Thomas Tuchel: Chelsea are a team to be feared in Europe
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Of the three English sides remaining, Liverpool arguably have the toughest draw against Spanish champions Real, who beat Jurgen Klopp’s side 3-1 three years ago in Kiev.
Liverpool overcame RB Leipzig 4-0 on aggregate to reach the quarters this time around, and speaking before the draw Klopp said he is hoping to regain momentum in the Premier League to help their Champions League bid.
“The only reasons you play in this competition is because you want to win it,” Klopp said after beating Leipzig last week. “We aren’t silly and so far, this season it is not one which looks like we will win the Champions League in the end.
“We had momentum in that [the Champions League] but not in the Premier League yet and we will have games to get that back – and that would help the Champions League definitely.”
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel believes his new-look Chelsea boast the “edge and glue” to become genuine Champions League title contenders.
“They play with a special bond and performances and results like this give you a certain edge and glue to achieve special things. You can only achieve this through results and experiences,” Tuchel said after Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Atletico.