After the Champions League Round of 16 ties had been concluded in midweek, Nyon in Switzerland was the setting for Friday’s draw which pitched the last eight teams remaining in the competition against each other.
All of the eight would know, once drawn, not only who they would get to face in the quarter final, but also in a potential semi-final and final should they make it that far.
The draw was dominated by teams from Serie A, with Napoli and both AC and Inter Milan qualifying.
Champions League trophy
The Premier League had two representatives in the form of Manchester City and Chelsea, whilst Spain’s sole representative were the holders and last season’s winners, Real Madrid.
German heavyweights, Bayern Munich, also found themselves in the hat along with outsiders, Benfica.
Pep Guardiola’s potential nightmare came true as his current side, Man City were paired with his old side Bayern Munich.
Graham Potter’s season just got harder with his Chelsea side drawn away at holders, Real Madrid, in the first leg. The Blues could also potentially meet City in the semis, in a repeat of the 2021 final.
Quarter Final Draw
Real Madrid v Chelsea
Internazionale v Benfica
Man City v Bayern Munich
AC Milan v Napoli
AC Milan or Napoli v Internazionale or Benfica
Real Madrid or Chelsea v Man City or Bayern Munich
Winners of semi final 2 v Winners of semi final 1