Champions League: Bayern Munich face PSG once more, this time in quarters; Liverpool drawn in opposition to Actual Madrid

Champions League: Bayern Munich face PSG once more, this time in quarters; Liverpool drawn in opposition to Actual Madrid

The draw additionally pitted Premier League leaders Manchester Metropolis in opposition to Borussia Dortmund, with Chelsea set to play Porto within the different tie.

Champions League: Bayern Munich face PSG again, this time in quarters; Liverpool drawn against Real Madrid

Bayern Munich have received 18 and drawn one among their 19 video games within the Champions League because the starting of final season. AP

Paris: Holders Bayern Munich will face final 12 months’s overwhelmed finalists Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) within the quarter-finals of this season’s Champions League, whereas Friday’s draw for the final eight additionally threw up a conflict between Liverpool and Actual Madrid.

The draw additionally pitted Premier League leaders Manchester Metropolis in opposition to Borussia Dortmund, with Chelsea set to play Porto within the different tie.

Bayern defeated PSG 1-0 behind closed doorways in Lisbon final August to win their sixth European Cup and stay the group to beat in Europe, having received 18 and drawn one among their 19 video games within the Champions League because the starting of final season.

The primary leg is about to be performed in Germany on 6 or 7 April, with the return in Paris every week later.

“The draw is after all a tough one, and surprises exist, however we will play in opposition to the group that’s the finest on the continent in the meanwhile,” stated PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino, who was appointed in January and oversaw a 5-2 mixture win over Barcelona within the final 16.

“We’re optimistic, the group can be aggressive, we knocked out Barcelona and now we’re centered on Bayern, with one goal, that of qualifying for the semi-finals,” the Argentine stated to PSG’s official web site.

In the meantime, the assembly of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Actual is one other re-run of a latest last, with the Spaniards beating the Reds 3-1 in Kiev in 2018 to win the final of their document 13 titles up to now.

Liverpool bounced again from that to carry the trophy for the sixth time in Madrid in 2019 however their Premier League title defence this season has unravelled, with the Anfield membership sixth within the desk having misplaced 9 occasions in 17 video games in 2021.

Klopp’s facet are as a consequence of be away from house within the first leg, however it stays to be seen the place that match can be performed.

Journey complications?

Atletico Madrid’s house leg in opposition to Chelsea within the final 16 ended up being moved to the Romanian capital Bucharest as a consequence of restrictions imposed on journey to Spain by British authorities.

The winner between Liverpool and Actual will go onto a semi-final in opposition to both Chelsea or Porto, throwing up the potential for an all-English last-four tie. Liverpool beat Chelsea within the semi-finals in 2005 and once more in 2007.

Actual have usually struggled this season too however they could be optimistic about their prospects within the wake of the draw.

“I feel they might have signed for that, in reality with two arms,” former Madrid participant, coach and sporting director Jorge Valdano advised Spanish TV channel Movistar Plus.

“They’ve doubtlessly obtained two groups from the Premier League however Liverpool will not be what they have been final 12 months. Chelsea are a really aggressive group however they don’t seem to be probably the most harmful groups within the draw.”

Unbeaten in 13 video games because the appointment of Thomas Tuchel as coach in late January, Chelsea can be anticipated to get the higher of Portuguese champions Porto, who ousted Juventus within the final 16.

Nonetheless, that tie is also relocated given journey restrictions between the UK and Portugal which prompted each legs of the latest Europa League conflict between Arsenal and Benfica to be performed at impartial venues, in Italy and Greece.

In the meantime Metropolis can be sturdy favourites in opposition to Dortmund, with the winner of that tie going by to a semi-final showdown with both Bayern or PSG.

Journey restrictions between the UK and Germany may additionally have an effect on Metropolis’s tie in opposition to Erling Braut Haaland’s Dortmund.

Each legs of Metropolis’s last-16 tie in opposition to Borussia Moenchengladbach have been performed in Budapest, as have been each legs of Liverpool’s tie in opposition to RB Leipzig within the final spherical.

This season’s semi-finals are as a consequence of be performed in late April and early Could, with the ultimate scheduled for 29 Could in Istanbul.

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