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Who Barcelona can get in the Women’s Champions League quarter-finals

Jamie Spencer
Barcelona are favourites to the win the 2021/22 Women's Champions League
Barcelona are favourites to the win the 2021/22 Women's Champions League / Alex Caparros/GettyImages
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Barcelona are through to the quarter-finals of the 2021/22 Women’s Champions League, with fans now eagerly awaiting who the club's next opponent will be.

UEFA will also make the semi-final draw at the same time, mapping out a route all the way to the 2022 final, which will be played at Juventus Stadium in Turin.

This is everything you need to know about the last 16 draw and which clubs are available for Barça to face...


How Barcelona qualified for the Women’s Champions League quarter-finals

Barcelona qualified for the knockout stages in style as winners of Group C, far ahead of Arsenal.

The holders enjoyed a perfect record in the group stage, winning all six matches and setting their stall out with a statement 4-1 over the Gunners on matchday one.

They put nine goals Hoffenheim over two games, as well as seven past Koge. Jonatan Giraldez’s team also hammered Arsenal 4-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

Overall, Barça scored 24 times across their six games, with the only goal they conceded coming as a consolation against Arsenal on matchday one.


Who Barcelona can get in the Women’s Champions League quarter-finals

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An all-Spanish tie against Real Madrid is possible / Angel Martinez/GettyImages

The draw splits group winners and runners-up into seeds and non-seeds, with every group winner drawn against a runner-up – but no club be drawn with another from the same group. There is also no country protection at this stage of the competition.

That means an all-Spanish tie with Real Madrid is a possibility. Barça could also potentially face either Bayern Munich or Juventus in the last eight.

The semi-final draw that immediately follows will be completely free with no caveats.


When are the Champions League quarter-final & semi-final draws?

UEFA will make the draw for the Women’s Champions League quarter-finals on Monday 20 December 2021. It will start from 12pm in the UK (1pm CET) and will be live streamed on UEFA’s website and YouTube channel. The semi-final draw follows after.


When will the Women’s Champions League quarter-finals & semi-finals be played?

Heading into 2022, quarter-final first leg ties will be played on 22/23 March, with return legs to follow on 30/31 March. As group winners, Barcelona will have the additional advantage of playing the second leg at home.

Semi-final first legs will be on 23/24 April, with seconds legs on 30 April/1 May.

This is the first season in which UEFA have scrapped the away goals rule for all European competitions, so extra-time is guaranteed if the aggregate score is level at the end of the second leg.

The date of the final in Turin is yet to be confirmed but it likely to be some time in May 2022.


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