The second semi-final will be played between the winners of quarter-final 2, which will be played between FC Porto and Chelsea, and quarter-final 4; Real Madrid vs Liverpool.
UEFA Champions League 2020-21 Quarter-final and semi-final Draw Highlights: The UEFA Champions League quarter-finals and semi-finals draws are out. Defending champions Bayern Munich will take on Paris Saint-Germain in last year’s UCL final replay. While English Premier League leaders Manchester City will take on German club Borussia Dortmund. Another EPL club Chelsea will take on FC Porto, who stunned Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus in the pre-quarters and finally 13-time UCL champions Real Madrid will play 6-time champions, Liverpool.
With just eight teams left in the UEFA Champions League, the quarter-final draw is set to take place on Friday (March 19) at Nyon, Switzerland. For the first time since 2004-05, neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Lionel Messi will be a part of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals stage. While Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus were stunned by FC Porto, Lionel Messi and Barcelona succumbed to a heavy defeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain after failing to pull off another ‘remontada’ in the last 16 stages.
It’s the second successive year that Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo went out in the round of 16 on away goals after its loss to Lyon last season. Barcelona, on the other hand, were blown away by Paris Saint-Germain as the French team won the last-16 tie 5-2, which meant that for the first time since 2006-07 the Catalan Giants did not qualify for the last eight stages of Europe’s most elite club competition.
Along with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, reigning champions Bayern Munich are certainly the team to beat this season, yet again. This is also for the record 19th time that the German giants are a part of the UCL quarters.
The round of 16 was quite interesting and saw big names like Barcelona and Atletico Madrid go out. Among the eight remaining teams, England has the highest representation with three clubs — Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea. While most of the remaining teams are dangerous, one would like to avoid the current champions Bayern Munich and Pep Guardiola’s high-flying, Manchester City.
Meanwhile, defending champions Bayern Munich registered an easy 6-2 victory over Italian side Lazio on an aggregate as they moved one step closer to back-to-back Champions League triumph. The other German club to qualify for the last eight was Erling Haaland’s Borussia Dortmund. Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City too booked their spot in the quarter-finals as did Porto, Chelsea, and Liverpool.
The UCL 2020-21 quarter-finals will be played over two legs and there are no seedings or country protection which means any team can go up against any one of the remaining seven. The first leg matches are scheduled for April 6 and 7 and the second leg on April 13 and 14. It also has to be noted that the draw for the semi-finals of the competition will also be made after the quarter-finals draw.