After the riveting week of the UCL round of 16 matches, UEFA announced the fixtures for the quarter-finals.
The last two weeks saw some of the significant setbacks and comeback occur this season. From Madrid’s return to the front to Villareal’s dominating win, this year’s Champion’s League has been a rollercoaster ride. And the fans wait for this to continue in the quarter-finals that start from 6th of April.
Schedule of Quarterfinal tie of Champions League
Manchester City vs Atletico Madrid
The first match of the round will be played between two champion teams. From the blue side, we will have Manchester City, the Premier League champions. While Atletico Madrid will represent the red side, they are Spanish champions.
This will be the first tough encounter for City in this tournament since group stages. They faced Sporting and defeated them comfortably. Atletico, on the other hand, had their hands full with Manchester United, but they emerged victorious over the two ties.
Villareal vs Bayern Munich
The Second encounter will be played between last year’s Europa League champions and Germain domestic champions. On paper, it looks like an easy encounter for Munich. However, considering how Villareal eliminated Juventus, it will be anything but easy.
Munich had a great outing against their German rival RB Salsburg. They won the tie with an aggregate score of 8-2.
Benfica vs Liverpool
In the third tie, Benfica, the dark horse of the tournament thus far, will take on Liverpool. What would have sounded like a one-sided match in any other season is supposed to be very close. Especially after considering the kind of teams, Benfica has beaten in this UCL so far. Their victims include the likes of Barcelona and Ajax.
Liverpool is seen to be in red hot form recently. Hence, it will be a riveting encounter to witness.
Chelsea vs Real Madrid
Last but not least, it’s the defending champions who will be taking on the record champions. Yes, Chelsea will take on Real Madrid in the fourth match of the night. This match will be the toughest of the lot considering the frail form both the teams are enduring recently.
Although there has been some turn in fortune for Madrid, Chelsea seems to be suffering. In the end, it will boil down to the last man standing.
It doesn’t matter who wins these ties. A true football fan will be happy to witness them happen without any external element affecting them.