CL draw: Chelsea, Man City face Madrid sides; Liverpool take on Benfica

Joe Williams
Champions League trophy on display

Holders Chelsea will play La Liga giants Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The two clubs were paired together at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, with Chelsea having home advantage in the first leg.

The tie will see a Stamford Bridge return for Real’s former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti.

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Chelsea booked their last-eight spot by beating Lille, while Real staged a tremendous comeback to knock out Paris St Germain.

Manchester City were drawn against Atletico Madrid and will play the first leg at the Etihad Stadium.

Diego Simeone’s Atletico booked their quarter-final spot by beating Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

City, finalists last season and seeking a maiden win in the competition, eased into the last eight by beating Sporting Lisbon 5-0 on aggregate.

Liverpool, who overcame Inter Milan in their last-16 tie, have been drawn against Benfica with the return leg to be played at Anfield.


Quarter-final draw:

Chelsea vs Real Madrid

Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid

Villarreal vs Bayern Munich

Benfica vs Liverpool

Semi-final draw:

Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea/Real Madrid

Benfica vs Liverpool vs Villarreal vs Bayern Munich