Real Madrid eliminated Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United was eliminated by Atletico Madrid, defending champions Chelsea were too strong for Ligue 1 title holders Lille, and Liverpool defeated Serie A kings Inter. Elsewhere, Manchester City blitzed past Sporting, Bayern Munich thrashed Austrian hopefuls Red Bull Salzburg, Benfica faced Ajax, and Juventus crashed out against last season’s Europa League winners Villarreal.
The race for European glory in the current season has been reduced to eight teams, with more heavyweight clashes on the horizon.
The race for Champions League glory in 2021-22 is well and truly underway, with only eight teams remaining when we reach the quarter-final stage.
All of those still vying for a prestigious European prize are hoping to emulate Chelsea’s efforts from a year ago when the Blues defeated Manchester City in Porto, but when will the next set of fixtures be announced?
The Champions League quarter-final draw is planned to take place in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday, March 18 at 11 a.m. GMT/6 a.m.
Along with a draw for the final eight, teams will also learn their paths to the semi-finals, implying that this is the final draw for 2021-22.
At this point, the draw is open, with no restrictions on which teams can be paired against one another. Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Benfica, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Villarreal are among the clubs involved in the Champions League draw.
The draw will be live-streamed for free on UEFA’s official website.
The first legs of this season’s Champions League quarter-finals will be held on April 5/6, with the return dates set for April 12/13.
Following the decision to remove hosting rights from the Gazprom Arena in St Petersburg. The semi-finals are set to be held on April 26/27 and May 3/4, and the final is planned to happen on May 28; Venue Stade de France in Paris.