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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

When are the 2022-23 Champions League round of 16 second legs?

Real Madrid have a foot-and-a-half in the Champions League quarter-finals after beaten Liverpool; who will join them from the round of 16?

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Real Madrid have a foot-and-a-half in the Champions League quarter-finals after beaten Liverpool; who will join them from the round of 16?
JESUS ALVAREZ ORIHUELADiarioAS

The 2023 UEFA Champions League round of 16 first legs are over, which means we are one step closer to knowing the identity of some of the clubs who will take part in the quarter-finals: Real Madrid, we’re looking at you.

The round of 16 is the anomaly in this year’s competition, as it’s the only round in which the second legs are not played the week immediately after the first. We’re going to have to wait a little to see how these ties play out, but when will we know?

Karim Benzema and Vinícius both scored twice in Real Madrid's demolition of Liverpool.
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Karim Benzema and Vinícius both scored twice in Real Madrid's demolition of Liverpool. JESUS ALVAREZ ORIHUELADiarioAS

When are the second legs of the Champions League round of 16 ties?

All ties kick-off at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT.

Tuesday 7 March 2023

  • Benfica vs Club Brugge (2-0 on aggregate)
  • Chelsea vs Borussia Dortmund (0-1 on aggregate)

Wednesday 8 March 2023

  • Tottenham Hotspur vs Milan (0-1 on aggregate)
  • Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint-Germain (1-0 on aggregate)

Tuesday 14 March 2023

  • Manchester City vs RB Leipzig (1-1 on aggregate)
  • Porto vs Inter (0-1 on aggregate)

Wednesday 15 March 2023

  • Real Madrid vs Liverpool (5-2 on aggregate)
  • Napoli vs Eintracht Frankfurt (2-0 on aggregate)

Would it be harsh to suggest that we’ve actually had a relatively uneventful couple of weeks in the Champions League by its own high standards? With the obvious exception of that Real Madrid vs Liverpool tie, obviously.

You’ll know this already – but just in case you don’t – things were looking rosy for the Reds early on as Thibaut Courtois gifted Mohammed Salah a goal with a big ribbon on it after Darwin Nuñez had already put Jürgen Klopp’s men in front. Real Madrid aren’t averse to a comeback, of course, but this was a cracker even by their standards. Doubles for Vinícius Júnior and Karim Benzema in a 5-2 win means the tie looks to be pretty much over, which even Klopp conceded himself.

Paris Saint-Germain have work to do to overturn a first-leg deficit against Bayern Munich.
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Paris Saint-Germain have work to do to overturn a first-leg deficit against Bayern Munich. Jean CatuffeGetty

There were few fireworks elsewhere though, with none of the other seven first legs producing more than two goals. Benfica and Napoli, having both won 2-0 away from home, look to be in a strong position to qualify for the last eight and you would also expect home advantage to see Manchester City through. PSG, meanwhile, have the individual talent to win in Munich but recent form suggests they have absolutely no chance of doing so.

As previously mentioned, the following two rounds of the 2022-23 Champions League will contain two-legged ties which are played in back-to-back midweeks.

When are the 2022-23 Champions League quarter-finals?

The first legs will be played on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 April 2023, with the second legs following on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 April 2023.

When are the 2022-23 Champions League semi-finals?

The first legs will be played on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 May 2023, with the second legs following on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 May 2023.

When is the 2022-23 Champions League final?

The 2022-23 Champions League final will be played in Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on Saturday 10 June 2023 (at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT).