Champions League draw: Chelsea, Man City & Real Madrid learn quarter-final opponents
The Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draws took place on Friday as the top teams left in the competition discovered their next opponents.
The drama is sure to reach greater levels after some mixed round of 16 ties, with few of those games providing the chaos fans of Europe's elite club competition have become so accustomed to.
Champions Real Madrid remain the team to beat after they saw off Liverpool but Manchester City, Napoli and Bayern Munich among others have designs on lifting the trophy in the final in Turkey.
Here's how the draw panned out.
Confirmed UCL quarter final and semi final draws
The first tie drawn on Friday is a repeat of a quarter final from last year's competition. Chelsea, who saw off Borussia Dortmund to reach the last eight, will face current European champions Real Madrid, who beat English opposition Liverpool last time out.
Inter, who are firmly behind Napoli in the Serie A title race, have been given a tie with Portuguese side Benfica, who impressed in the group stage before dismantling Belgian outfit Club Brugge.
There was no easy draw for Manchester City, who will take on perennial Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich for a spot in the last four.
The last tie is an all-Italian clash between AC Milan and Napoli.
Quarter final draw in full
- Real Madrid vs Chelsea
- Benfica vs Inter
- Manchester City vs Bayern Munich
- AC Milan vs Napoli
The semi final pairings were also made. Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich are all on one side of the draw, meaning one of Inter, Benfica, Milan or Napoli will reach the final.
Semi final draw in full
- Real Madrid/Chelsea vs Manchester City/Bayern Munich
- Benfica/Inter vs AC Milan/Napoli
When are the 2022/23 Champions League quarter finals?
The quarter finals of the 2022/23 Champions League will be played on Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12, Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 April 2023.
When are the 2022/23 Champions League semi finals?
The semi finals of the 2022/23 Champions League will take place on Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10, Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 May 2023.
When is the 2022/23 Champions League final?
The final, to be hosted at Istanbul's Ataturk Olympic Stadium, is on Saturday 10 June.