Champions League and Europa League draws: quarter and semi-final pairings

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Champions League quarter-final & semi-final draws: live online

Champions League & Europa League draws: as it happened

Champions League quarter-final pairings

The draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League, the first side plays at home in the first leg


Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund

Porto vs Chelsea

Bayern Munich vs PSG

Real Madrid vs Liverpool


Bayern Munich / PSG vs Manchester City / Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid / Liverpool vs Porto / Chelsea

Europa League

Europa League quarter finals draw: teams, games, fixture and dates

Europa League quarter-finals draw

All eight clubs now know the rivals they will face in the quarter-finals of the 2020/21 Europa League. Former Arsenal player Gaël Clichy was tasked with performing this afternoon's draw in Nyon, Switzerland, which saw 2016/17 winners Manchester United pitted against tournament newcomers Granada and Ajax drawn against Roma.

The first leg of the 2020/21 Europa League quarter finals will be played on Thursday 8 April with the return leg a week later on Thursday 15 April.


Roberto Carlos: "I'm sure Salah won't go anywhere near Ramos!"

Roberto Carlos: Salah won't go anywhere near Ramos!

Real Madrid were hoping to avoid the big favourites, Bayern, Manchester City and PSG, in this afternoon's Champions League quarter-final draw. They dodged the big guns but have been pitted against six-time winners Liverpool - a rival they have faced in two European finals, in 1981 and 2018.

Apart from that, it's a tie which has its own portion of intrigue or morbo as the Spanish would call it, not least for the incident involving Sergio Ramos and Mohamed Salah in the 2018 final in Kiev, which left the Egyptian with a dislocated shoulder with just 25 minutes of the game gone.

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Roberto Carlos on Real Madrid TV:

"We’re up against a really good side, but we’ve got the first leg at home, are in good form and should look seal the tie at home. Real Madrid have got the best players in the world. If one of them doesn’t have a good game, there’s eight top level lads all waiting for their chance. Yes, we should be worried about Liverpool but they should be more worried [about us]."

Real Madrid forward Rodrygo reacts to Champions League draw: 

"The further you go in this competition, the tougher it gets. At this stage, all sides are really strong and Liverpool are one of the strongest. They’ll be two great games, with little in them. Real Madrid versus Liverpool is always a big game with two of the biggest names in world football. I remember the 2018 final well, I was supporting Real Madrid! It was a special and memorable game."

2020/21 Champions League quarter-final return legs

Tuesday 13 April

Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City (Westfalenstadion, Dortmund)

Chelsea v Porto (Stamford Bridge, London)

Wednesday 14 April

PSG v Bayern Munich (Parc des Princes, Paris)

Liverpool v Real Madrid (Anfield, Liverpool)

Champions League

Champions League quarter finals draw: teams, games, fixtures and dates

2020/21 Champions League quarter-final first legs

Tuesday 6 April

Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund (Etihad, Manchester)

Porto v Chelsea (Estadio do Dragão, Porto)

Wednesday 7 April

Bayern Munich v PSG (Allianz Arena, Munich)

Real Madrid v Liverpool (Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid)

Europa League quarter-final: Dinamo Zagreb vs Villarreal

Europa League quarter-final: Roma vs Ajax

Luka Modric named Champions League player of the week.

The road to Gdańsk!

Winners of Granada-Man United VERSUS winners of Ajax-Roma

Winners of Arsenal-Slavia VERSUS winners of Dinamo-Villarreal

Arsenal vs Slavia Prague

Manchester United defeated AC Milan 2-1 on aggregate in the round of 16. Spanish opponents Granada will be a tricky test for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men. 

Granada vs Manchester United

This season's surprise package Granada will take on Manchester United in the quarter-finals. 

Granadaadvanced to the quarter-finals of the Europa League in their first ever season in Europe after beating Molde 3-2 on aggregate.

Diego Martínez managed the side in Spain’s second tier in 2019 and in less than two years has achieved the unimaginable.

The Europa League quarter-final ties will be played on April 8 and 15.


The winner of semi-final 2 (Dinamo, Villarreal, Arsenal, Slavia)


The winner of semi-final 1 (Granada, Man United, Ajax, Roma)

The winner of quarter-final 4 (Dinamo-Villarreal)


The winner of quarter-final 2 (Arsenal-Slavia Prague)

The winner of quarter-final 1  (Granada-Man United)


The winner of quarter-final 3 (Ajax-Roma)


Dinamo Zagreb vs Villarreal

The last quarter-final draw is...

Ajax vs Roma

Ajax are next out!

Arsenal vs Slavia Prague

Arsenal will play...

Europa League draw:

Granada vs Manchester United

How to find your way to Istanbul...

The winner of Manchester City-Dortmund will play the winner of Bayern-PSG in this year's semi-final.

Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund have already been in touch with their quarter-final opponents Man City!

Champions League

When is the 2021 Champions League final played? and where?

When and where is the 2021 Champions League final being played?

All teams will be hoping to go all the way to the final which this year, will be played at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Instanbul, Turkey on Saturday 29 May at a time yet to be determined by UEFA. 

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Plot your own Champions League path!

Champions League

Champions League quarter finals draw: teams, games, fixtures and dates

Champions League quarter-final fixtures and dates

Today’s Champions League quarter-final draw in Nyon threw up some interesting ties - Real Madrid face Liverpool while holders Bayern Munich take on PSG in a repeat of last year's final.

The first legs will be played on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 April 2021 with the ties to be decided in the return leg a week later on 13/14 April.

Full story:

Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund

Some fascinating match ups in this one. Will City be able to handle the threat of Haaland? Can the BVB backline stifle City's attacking play? Pep will know BVB  from his time in Germany. City will fancy their chances this year, no doubt. Dortmund, however, despite being such an inexperienced side, you just can't rule them out. 

FC Porto vs Chelsea

Jose Mourinho's former sides meet in the quarter-finals. Porto won't be too disheartened with this draw, while Thomas Tuchel will be now dreaming of a place in the semi-finals.

Bayern Munich vs PSG

A repeat of the 2020 final when Bayern beat Les Parisiens 1-0 thanks to Kingsley Coman's goal in Lisbon.

Are Real Madrid getting Liverpool at the right time or will the Merseysiders turn their season around just in time for this mouthwatering clash in April.

Real Madrid vs Liverpool

Liverpool and Real Madrid have met in two European Cup finals, the English club winning 1-0 in Paris in 1981 thanks to Alan Kennedy's goal.

Madrid triumphed 3-1 in Kyiv in 2018. Karim Benzema's opening goal was cancelled out by Sadio Mané, but two further strikes from substitute Gareth Bale - including a stunning overhead effort - gave Madrid the trophy for the 13th time.

Semi-final 2

Semi-final 1

Bayern Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidžić: "Paris are a very good side"

"Paris are a very good side. They are currently second in the league, but will pose a tough challenge for us."

Can't help but feel that Manchester City will be pretty pleased with their draw against Dortmund, but you just never know with Erling Haaland in attack and currently the best No 9 in Europe alongside Karim Benzema.

Semi-final draw:

Bayern/PSG vs Man City/Dortmund

Real Madrid/Liverpool vs FC Porto/Chelsea

We have a repeat of last year's final with Bayern taking on PSG.

Quarter-final draw:

Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund

FC Porto vs Chelsea

Bayern Munich vs PSG

Real Madrid vs Liverpool

Champions League: when will games be played?


First legs: 6/7 April

Second legs: 13/14 April


First legs: 27/28 April

Second legs: 4/5 May


Saturday 29 May (Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul)


Winner of semi-final 1 - Bayern, PSG, Man City or BVB

against Winner of semi-final 2 - Madrid, Liverpool, Porto, Chelsea

The winner of quarter-final 4 (Real Madrid vs Liverpool)


The winner of quarter-final 2 (FC Porto vs Chelsea)

The winner of quarter-final 3 (Bayern vs PSG)


The winner of quarter-final 1 (Man City vs BVB)

Now we go to the semi-final draw!

Some fascinating draws in the quarter-finals.

Real Madrid vs Liverpool

Real Madrid...will play...

A repeat of last year's final!

Bayern Munich vs PSG

FC Bayern Munich are up next!

Jose Mourinho's former clubs!

FC Porto vs Chelsea

FC Porto are out next!

Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund

The first name drawn out of the hat is: Manchester City

This is an open draw with no country protection.

Hamit and Giorgio are now set to start proceedings.

Altintop: "Hansi Flick is not a classic German guy - he is simple and smart. He makes every player on and off the pitch better. Bayern are lucky to have him."

Altintop: "We had good games in the last round. The main surprise was Porto beating Juventus."

Altintop played 83 times for Turkey!

Marchetti now welcomes former Bayern and Turkey international player Hamit Altintop on stage to help him with proceedings.

Marchetti thanks the football family for showing care and solidarity during these tough times. 

Giorgio Marchetti is now present on stage to conduct the draw!

Quarter finalists

Premier League: Manchester City, Liverpool & Chelsea

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich & Borussia Dortmund

Ligue 1: PSG

LaLiga: Real Madrid

Liga Nos: FC Porto

A reminder that we have the quarter-final and semi-final draws to get through. 

According to Pinto, the draw should take approximately 20 minutes.

We are now live in Nyon with host Pedro Pinto. 

UEFA Champions League draw live!

Keylor Navas, PSG goalkeeper: "We must continue in this state of mind. To win this competition, you have to be united. The group has clear goals in mind. We hope to see it through to the end."

Bayern Munich current favourites

Bayern Munich are the current favourites to win this year's edition of the Champions League, receiving 21% of the vote from all 8 eight teams left in the hat. (via -

How does the draw work?

There will be a free draw for the quarter-finals, with ties numbered 1–4 for the semi-final draw that follows. A draw will also be made to determine the 'home' side in the final for administrative reasons.

There are no seedings or country protection.

We'll be going live to Nyon in 10 minutes - stay tuned as we'll take you through the quarter-final and semi-final draws of this year's Champions League.

Champions League draw

Three bombshells...

Our front page here in Spain goes with 'A draw with three bombshells', the three being Bayern Munich, Manchester City and PSG - the clubs Real Madrid would want to avoid. Madrid of course are the only Spanish side left in the draw, having comfortably overcome Atalanta (helped by that sending off in the first leg you might say). Barcelona were trounced in the first leg by PSG and despite outplaying the French outfit in the second leg the damage sustained at the Camp Nou was too grave to overcome. Sevilla were sent flying out of the tournament by Haaland and Chelsea outclassed Atlético, who were strangely muted in both legs. 

As to who you'd WANT to play, our Spanish colleagues reckon Porto are the ones you'd pick if you had the choice, although they are something of a "surprise package". As to the others, Chelsea are decent but you wouldn't be absolutely "desperate" to avoid them, Liverpool, given their sudden bizarre slump, are in reality more about their name than their football right now, while Dortmund are a "possible Cinderella story". If Haaland's fired up and on fire who knows how far they could go?

Liverpool FC

Liverpool are ready to discover who they will face in this year's quarter-final.

FC Porto

UEFA ranking: 15
European Cup best: winners x2 (1987, 2004)
Last season: did not qualify

PSG - runners-up in 2020

UEFA ranking: 7
European Cup best: runners-up (2020)
Last season: final (Lost vs Bayern)

FC Porto

Carlos Machado, Porto reporter
"Like when they triumphed 17 years ago, Porto are clear underdogs. They were the last team from outside the big five European leagues to win this trophy and they have proved this term how competitive they can be at this level.

"They are consistent defensively, have the soul and passion of an inspirational coach and can be clinical up front. Barring injuries to key players, they can compete with anyone."


Edin Terzić, Borussia Dortmund coach: "It’s not often that Dortmund are in the best eight in Europe"

"It feels very cool to be in the quarter-finals. We’re proud of the boys. It’s not often that Dortmund are in the best eight in Europe and we’re very proud to be there."

Champions League quarter-final & semi-final draws

We'll be going live to UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland in just under 30 minutes to bring you the draws for this year's Champions League last 8 and last 4.

Real Madrid

Winners x13 (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Last season: round of 16 (Lost vs Manchester City)


Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel: No one wants to play us in Champions League quarters

Thomas Tuchel believes no one wants to face Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals after the in-form Blues eliminated Atlético Madrid.

Chelsea outclassed LaLiga leaders Atlético 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday to progress to the last eight 3-0 on aggregate.

Hakim Ziyech and Emerson scored as Chelsea extended their unbeaten streak to 14 matches in all competitions, and 13 since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard on January 26 – the longest undefeated start to a tenure by any Chelsea manager in history.

Chelsea are yet to concede a goal in six home games under Tuchel in all competitions, with the Blues keeping 11 clean sheets in 13 games under the German, more than any other Premier League club since his first game in charge.

Looking ahead to Friday's draw amid Chelsea's red-hot form, Tuchel said: "The guys play with a special bond and results like this give you a certain edge and glue to achieve special things.

"You can only do it with a special atmosphere. I'm pretty sure nobody wants to play against us in the last eight. It will be a big step but there's no need for us to be afraid."

Erling Haaland

Nobody will want to face the Norwegian goalscoring machine in the quarter-finals. Dortmund defeated Sevilla in the last 16 thanks to the 20-year-old's fantastic form.

Champions League final 8

Chelsea's progression takes the number of Premier League sides in the competition to three after Liverpool and Manchester City also advanced at the expense of German opposition with Jurgen Klopp's men overcoming RB Leipzig with the current Premier League leaders comprehensively dominating Borussia Monchengladbach to advance.

European Champions Bayern Munich

Holders Bayern Munich cruised through to the Champions League quarter-finals for the ninth time in the last 10 seasons after beating Lazio 2-1 at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday to secure a 6-2 aggregate victory.


UEFA Champions League: What teams are through to the quarter-final?

What teams are through to the quarter-finals?

Quarter finalists

Premier League: Manchester City, Liverpool & Chelsea

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich & Borussia Dortmund

Ligue 1: PSG

LaLiga: Real Madrid

Liga Nos: FC Porto


Champions League quarter-final draw: how and where to watch - times, online

Champions League quarter-final draw: how and where to watch - times, online

How can I follow the Champions League draw?

The draw will be streamed live on

You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of the draw with AS English. We’ll be building up from about an hour ahead of the event, before taking you through every pairing as it comes out of the hat.


How will the draw work?

Quarter-final draw:

There will be no seedings or country protection; eight balls, each containing the name of one of the quarter-finalists, will be drawn from a single pot.

Semi-final draw:

Again there will be no seedings or country protection. Four balls containing 'winners of quarter-final 1' through to 'winners of quarter-final 4' will be drawn from a single pot.

In both the last eight and the last four, the first ball out of the hat in each tie will designate the home team in the first leg.

Champions League: when will games be played?


First legs: 6/7 April

Second legs: 13/14 April


First legs: 27/28 April

Second legs: 4/5 May


Saturday 29 May (Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul)


The following eight teams have qualified for the quarter-finals:

Borussia Dortmund (GER)

Liverpool (ENG)

Manchester City (ENG)

Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)

Porto (POR)

Real Madrid (ESP)

Chelsea (ENG)

FC Bayern (GER)

The 'Road to Istanbul'

We now have just eight sides who remain on the 'Road to Istanbul' with FC Porto delivering the biggest shock in the round of 16 fixtures as they dumped Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo out of the competition on away goals. 

Three English sides remain in the competition with no Serie A representative and just Real Madrid flying the flag for LaLiga, which will no doubt prompt, the classic: "Which is the best league in Europe" debate.


When is the UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw?

When is the Champions League quarter-final draw?

Just eight sides remain in the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League ahead of this year's quarter-final draw.

The draw for the Champions League quarter-finals & the semi-finals will be held on Friday 19 March at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland at 12:00 CET. 

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to AS English's live coverage of this year's Champions League quarter-final draw live from Nyon, Switzerland.