Champions League

Champions League quarter-final draw: Chelsea vs Real Madrid, Man City vs Atletico Madrid, Benfica vs Liverpool

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
The trophy everyone is fighting for
The trophy everyone is fighting for / VALERY HACHE/GettyImages

The Champions League quarter-final draw has been made with Real Madrid set to face off against Chelsea and Manchester City squaring off against Atletico Madrid. The other two ties are Benfica vs Liverpool and Villarreal vs Bayern Munich.

We also learned all eight sides' potential path to the final at the Stade de France with the composition of the semi-final ties also being decided.

In the last-four, either Man City or Atletico will face one of Chelsea or Real Madrid, while the winner of Benfica vs Liverpool will take on Bayern or Villarreal for a shot at the Champions League trophy.

Unlike the round of 16, this was an entirely open draw, so any two teams could have been put together regardless of whether they squared off in the group stage or are from the same country.

Champions League quarter-final draw

  • Chelsea vs Real Madrid
  • Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid
  • Villarreal vs Bayern Munich
  • Benfica vs Liverpool

Champions League semi-final draw

  • Manchester City or Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea or Real Madrid
  • Benfica or Liverpool vs Villarreal or Bayern Munich

Champions League quarter-final & semi-final dates

Here are the dates you need to note down in your calendar...

  • Quarter-finals
    First legs: 5/6 April
    Second legs: 12/13 April
  • Semi-finals
    First legs: 26/27 April
    Second legs: 3/4 May

When is the Champions League final?

This season's Champions League final will be held at Stade de France in Paris on Saturday 28 May.