This is how the quarterfinals of the Champions League were

The draw for the quarterfinals of the Champions League this Friday determined two attractive Anglo-Spanish duels, with Chelsea (defender of the title) against Real Madrid and Manchester City against Atl├ętico de Madrid.

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The winners of these two qualifiers will then be rivals in the semifinals, as also decided by the draw held in Nyon (Switzerland), while the other semifinal of the Champions League will measure the winners of the other two quarterfinals, Benfica-Liverpool and Villarreal-Bayern Munich.

The first leg of the quarterfinals is scheduled for April 5 and 6, while the second leg will take place a week later, on April 12 and 13. The Chelsea-Real Madrid pulse, first in the British capital and then in Spain, is presented as the star tie of the quarterfinals.

It will measure the current champion with the club that has the record for European champion titles, with thirteen. It will also be a repeat of last season’s semi-final that Chelsea won, drawing 1-1 in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid and then winning 2-0 in the second leg at Stamford Bridge in London.

This time the order of the matches will be reversed, with the English being first locals and then visitors. Chelsea is going through a very difficult internal moment, hit by sanctions against its Russian owner, Roman Abramovich, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Those sanctions could complicate his trip to Madrid, as the maximum budget the London team can spend to organize their displacement is currently fixed at 20,000 pounds (24,000 euros, 26,500 dollars).

Atl├ętico de Madrid, executioner in the second round of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United, will have to play in the quarterfinals against the other great Manchester club, City, with the first match in England.

Manchester City, tournament finalist last seasoncontinues to search for his first title in the star competition of European club football.

Liverpool and Bayern Munich, both six-time European champions, initially avoided the greatest dangers and they will face Benfica and Villarreal, respectively, also playing the second leg of the quarterfinals at their stadiums.

The final of the Champions League 2021-2022, initially scheduled in Saint Petersburg (Russia), It was transferred to the Stade de France in Paris and will be played on May 28.

Quarterfinals (first legs: April 5 and 6; second legs: April 12 and 13):

Benfica (BY) – Liverpool (ENG)

Chelsea (ENG) – Real Madrid (ESP)

Manchester City (ENG) – Atletico Madrid (ESP)

Villarreal (ESP) – Bayern Munich (GER)