In this handout picture taken and made available on March 19, 2021 by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), ambassador Hamit Alt?ntop draws out the card of Chelsea FC during UEFA Champions League quarter-finals and semi-finals draw at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon. (Photo by Valentin FLAURAUD / UEFA / AFP)Chelsea will trade tackles with Porto while Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Manchester City has been drawn against Borussia Dortmund, defending champions Bayern Munich take on Paris St-Germain, the team they beat in last year’s final.
In the semi-finals, the winner of the Real Madrid v Liverpool tie will face Porto or Chelsea and Manchester City or Dortmund will take on Bayern or PSG.
The two-legged quarter-finals will take place on 6-7 and 13-14 April.
The first legs of the semi-final will be on 27-28 April with the return ties on 4-5 May.
Liverpool and Real Madrid met in the 2018 Champions League final with the Spanish club, who have won the competition a record 13 times, winning 3-1.
The two teams have played each other six times in Europe’s top competition, with both winning three games apiece, including Liverpool’s 1-0 victory in 1981 final.
Premier League leaders Manchester City have only met Dortmund in the group stage of the Champions League, with the English side drawing 1-1 at home and losing 1-0 in Germany in 2012.
Chelsea has played Porto eight times, winning five and losing two, and beat the Portuguese side 3-2 on aggregate in their only knockout tie, which came in the last 16 in 2007.
Quarter-final draw:Manchester City v Borussia DortmundPorto v ChelseaBayern Munich v Paris St GermainReal Madrid v LiverpoolSemi-final draw:Bayern Munich or Paris St-Germain v Manchester City or Borussia DortmundReal Madrid or Liverpool v Porto or Chelsea.
Meanwhile, Manchester United has been drawn against Granada in the Europa League quarter-finals, while Arsenal will face Slavia Prague.
Ajax has been drawn against Roma, while Dinamo Zagreb plays Villarreal.
In the semi-finals, the winner of the Granada v Manchester United tie will play Ajax or Roma and Dinamo Zagreb or Villarreal will play Arsenal or Slavia Prague.
The two-legged quarter-final ties will be played on 8 and 15 April.
The semi-finals are scheduled for 29 April and 6 May.
Granada is playing in Europe for the first time and their last-eight tie against Manchester United will be their first meeting with the English opposition.
Slavia Prague meanwhile has been drawn against a British club for the third time this season having beaten Leicester and Rangers in the previous rounds.Europa League quarter-final drawGranada v Manchester UnitedArsenal v Slavia PragueAjax v RomaDinamo Zagreb v VillarrealEuropa League semi-final drawGranada/Manchester United v Ajax/RomaDinamo Zagreb/Villarreal v Arsenal/Slavia Prague.
Culled from BBCs