The UEFA Champions League 2021-22 quarter-final and semi-final draw will be held at the UEFA's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday, March 18.
Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Benfica, Villareal and defending champions Chelsea are the eight teams that have qualified for the quarter-finals.
While six-time champions Bayern thrashed RB Salzburg 8-2 on aggregate over two rounds in their round of 16 clash, Premier League side Liverpool edged out Inter 2-1 on aggregate to secure their place in the last eight.
On the other hand, 13-time winners Real Madrid registered an epic comeback to stun star-studded Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) 3-2 on aggregate over two legs to seal their spot in the quarter-final.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City hammered Sporting 5-0 on aggregate while their city rivals Manchester United suffered a 1-2 defeat against Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid to be knocked out of the tournament.
Reigning champions Chelsea and La Liga side Villareal secured 4-1 victories on aggregate over Lille and Juventus respectively to book their place in the UCL 2021-22 quarter-final.
In another round of 16 clash, Benfica pipped Ajax 3-2 on aggregate over two legs to seal their place in the last eight.
As per the format of the draw, any team can face the other side in the final eight irrespective of their country’s origin or past fixtures in the ongoing season.
The matches will be played in home and away format in quarter-finals and semi-finals with no away goals rules a part of the competition anymore.
Where to watch UCL 2021-22 quarter-final and semi-final draw live in India?
The UEFA Champions League 2021-22 quarter-final and semi-final draw will be telecast live at 4:30 PM IST on Sony TEN 2 and their corresponding HD TV Channel on Friday, March 18.
Live streaming of UCL 2021-22 quarter-final and semi-final draw will be available on the SonyLIV app and website.
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