The draw will be made at UEFA headquarters in Nyon starting at midday.
Real Madrid will learn their Champions League quarter-final opponents this Friday at the draw that will be held at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon (12:00). After edging out Liverpool in the last 16, Ancelotti’s men will face one of the following teams: Chelsea, Benfica, Milan, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Inter or Napoli.
The draw will be straightforward and the first legs will be played on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th April, with the return legs on 18th and 19th April. The draw will also be made for the semi-final crossings, which will be scheduled for 9/10 and 16/17 May. The final will be on Saturday 10 June at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul……Continue Reading
The Premier League outfit could once again be our team’s opponents in the quarter-finals, as they were last season (5-4 on aggregate) on the way to La Decimocuarta. In total, the two sides have met four times in Europe’s elite competition. This term, Graham Potter’s men have just beaten Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the last 16, and overcame Inter, Salzburg and Dynamo Zagreb in the group stage. Sterling is the team’s top scorer in the competition with three goals.
The Portuguese league leaders reached the quarter-finals after beating Brugge 7-1 in the last 16. Previously, they topped Group H ahead of PSG, Juventus and Maccabi Haifa with a record of four wins and two draws. Should they be drawn against the Whites, it would be the fourth time Real Madrid have gone head-to-head with Benfica in the European Cup, with the last previous meeting between the two sides occurring in the 1964-65 campaign. Their standout player in this year’s edition is João Mario, scorer of six goals.
The Italians eliminated Tottenham in the Round of 16 with a 1-0 aggregate win after finishing as runners-up in their group, behind Chelsea and ahead of Salzburg and Dynamo Zagreb. In attack, Giroud, who struck four goals in the group stage, is the side’s dangerman. Madrid have met Milan 16 times in European competition (7 wins, 3 draws, 6 defeats). The most recent was in the 2010/11 campaign, where they clashed in the Group Stage (2-2).
The German outfit are our team’s most common opposition in European competition, with the two having crossed paths on 26 occasions. The most recent came in the semi-finals of the 2017/18 campaign, with Real Madrid coming out on top (4-2) on their way to La Decimotercera. Nagelsmann’s team clinched their place in the draw after beating PSG in the Round of 16 (3-0 on aggregate). They had previously finished top of Group C, beating out Inter, Barcelona and Viktoria Plzen. Sané and Choupo-Moting are their top scorers in the competition, with four apiece.
The second-placed side in the Premier League have met Real Madrid 8 times in the European Cup (3 wins, 2 draws, 3 defeats). The last time these two met was in last season’s semi-finals, a thrilling tie which immediately went down in our club’s history books thanks to a stunning 6-5 aggregate win. This season’s Champions League has seen Manchester City beat Leipzig 8-1 in the Round of 16 and finish top of their group ahead of Dortmund, Sevilla and Copenhagen. Erling Haaland is the competition’s leading scorer (10 goals).
The Italian team have come up against Real Madrid 19 times in European competition (10 wins, 2 draws, 7 defeats), most recently in last season’s Group Stage. Simone Inzaghi’s boys are into the quarters after getting the better of Porto in the Round of 16 (1-0 on aggregate), having finished second in Group C behind Bayern. Dzeko, with three Champions League goals, is their main man up top.
The runaway leaders in the Italian league, Napoli booked their place in the draw with a 5-0 aggregate win over Eintracht in the Round of 16. They had previously finished top of Group A ahead of Liverpool, Ajax and Rangers. Luciano Spalletti’s charges are the competition’s top-scorers so far, with 25 this season. Real Madrid and Napoli have come up against each other on four occasions in the European Cup, the last time being in the 2016-17 Round of 16, as the madridistas came through the tie (6-2)……Continue Reading