Champions League & Europa League Last 8 draw

The draw for the quarter-final and semi-final stage in the Champions League and the Europa League is now over.

This means that the teams can begin to plot their way towards the final in Paris and Seville respectively.

Europa League quarter-final and semi-final draw

Second semi-final

West Ham/Lyon vs Eintracht Frankfurt/Barcelona.

First semi-final

RB Leipzig/Atalanta vs Braga/Rangers

UCL quarter-final and semi-final draw

The Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draw has now taken place, with some fascinating ties to excite supporters.

We now know that the semi-finals are:

Benfica/Liverpool vs Villarreal/Bayern Munich

Manchester City/Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea/Real Madrid.

Benfica vs Liverpool

Benfica will take on Liverpool in the final quarter-final tie.

Villarreal vs Bayern

Villarreal are the first name to be drawn in this third quarter-final, with Bayern Munich following soon after.

Man City vs Atletico

Manchester City have been drawn against Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone’s side are returning to Manchester after knocking out Manchester United in the last round.

Chelsea vs Real Madrid

Chelsea will take on Real Madrid in the quarter-finals, which is a repeat of last year’s semi-final.

Reactions to the draw

Ian Rush on Liverpool facing Benfica: “I’m just happy that we didn’t get an English team. To play Benfica is a good sign and also the second leg is at home as well.”

Bayern coach Julian Nagelsman on facing Villarreal: “Villarreal are the defending Europa League champions. They have a very experienced coach and team, and have a clearly-defined style of play. Beating Juventus 3-0 is no easy feat. We want to advance, but will first need to play and win.”

Atlético Madrid captain Koke on facing Manchester City: “They’re one of the favourites. Last season, they came very close to winning the Champions League. They have a great coach and players, and play great football, but we like that sort of challenge.”

“I’m sure our coach will come up with a strong plan to get us through the tie, but we know that it won’t be easy.We have to go to Manchester first, and then we’ll come back to Madrid to play in front of our fans. I think that will give us a boost in terms of confidence and strength as we try to make it through.”


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