The 2021 UEFA Champions League Quarter-Finals draw has some exciting ties like in store for all football fans.
We have got you covered with the 2021 Champions League Quarter-Finals draw and all you need to know about it.
To start, one of the draws consists of last year’s Champions League finalists, PSG and Bayern Munich.
Read along to know about all the fixtures of the Champions League Quarter-Finals.
The UEFA Champions League 2020/21 Draw took place in the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland. Moreover, the draw happened on Friday, the 19th of March 2021.
So, what are the fixtures of the quarter-finals draw? The list of all the quarter-final draw is as follows.
- Manchester City (ENG) vs Borussia Dortmund (GER)
- Porto (POR) vs Chelsea (ENG)
- Bayern Munchen (GER) vs Paris Saint-Germain(FRA)
- Real Madrid (ESP) vs Liverpool (ENG)
Furthermore, the draw also ensured the teams set to feature in the semi-finals bracket.
The first semi-final will be played by the winners of Bayern VS PSG and winners of Man City vs. Dortmund.
Likewise, the second semi-final will be played between the winners of Real Madrid vs. Liverpool and the winners of Porto vs. Chelsea.
To put things into perspective, this is how the semi-final will look like.
Semi-Final 1: Bayern or PSG vs. Man. City or Dortmund
Semi-Final 2: Real Madrid or Liverpool vs. Porto or Chelsea
When will the fixture take place?
So, when are these exciting fixtures happening? Don’t worry, we have got you covered with each detail about the UEFA Champions League.
The first leg of the quarter-finals will take place on 6th and 7th April. Likewise, the second leg of the tie will take place on 13th and 14th April.
Quarter-Finals First Legs: 6th and 7th April
Quarter-Finals Second Legs: 13th and 14th April
Furthermore, the date for the semi-finals has also been announced in the recent draw.
The semi-finals of 2020/21 UCL will take place in April and May.
First Legs: 27th and 28th April
Second Legs: 4th and 5th May
Likewise, the Champions League’s final match will be played on the 29th of May 2021.
Where will the 2020/21 Champions League Finals be Played?
The Champions League 2020/21 is set to be the biggest club competition in the world. The Champions League Final will be held in the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.
Moreover, the Ataturk Olympic Stadium is famous for hosting the 2005 Champions League Final between Liverpool and AC Milan. The final game of UCL 2005 concluded with Liverpool coming back from three goals down to win on penalties.
What does the tie mean?
Although all the fixtures are exciting, there are some notable absentees in the competition.
For the first time in 16 years, neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Lionel Messi will take part in the quarter-finals stage of the UCL.
Lionel Messi’s Barcelona crashed out in a humiliating fashion to last year’s finalist PSG.
Furthermore, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus exited the competition shockingly against the Portuguese side, Porto FC.
However, there are a lot of exciting and interesting fixtures stored for all football lovers. Read along to get a quick analysis of the quarter-finals tie.
PSG vs. Bayern: Last Year’s Finalists
This season of quarter-finals isn’t short of any drama. PSG vs. Bayern is one of the most exciting fixtures of the quarter-final tie.
The two sides met in the Champions League Final of 2019. Moreover, Bayern Munich stood victorious in the finals as they defeated PSG by one goal.
This fixture is even more exciting as both the clubs are in their respective leagues’ first position. The notable players to keep an eye on are Robert Lewandoski, Neymar Jr., Kylian Mbappe, Alphonso Davies, and Thomas Muller.
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Liverpool vs. Real Madrid: Enemies Re-unite
Arguably, the second-most exciting fixture is between Liverpool and Real Madrid. The two sides were the finalist of the Champions League Finals in 2018.
Moreover, the game ended in a bitter-sweet way as Liverpool goalkeeper Lorius Karius committed two blunders that led to Real Madrid’s goals.
Furthermore, the Liverpool team will not forget the rough challenge committed by Sergio Ramos that forced Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah to leave the game.
Many fans have attributed Liverpool’s loss to the injury of Mohamed Salah that Sergio Ramos caused.
The two teams are set to prepare extremely well to come on top in the quarter-final draw.
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Manchester City vs. Borussia Dortmund
Manchester City is in top form this season. With 22 consecutive league wins on the run, City stands proud on the top of the Premier League table.
Likewise, Erling Halland of Borussia Dortmund is in blistering form and looks forward to making a big impact on the tie.
Although Borussia Dortmund ranks 5th in the table, they are, without a doubt, a big threat.
Furthermore, Pep Guardiola has had a lot of problems elevating Manchester City to Champions League Success.
Guardiola has successfully won the trophy with Bayern Munich and Barcelona. But can he finally take City past the hurdle? Or will he stumble again?
Chelsea vs. Porto
The last draw of the quarter-finals is between Chelsea and Porto. Before the draw, everyone wanted to get a tie with Porto.
However, Porto is not to be taken lightly. Porto was successful in defeating Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus.
Despite being the weakest side in the tie, Porto continues to bring forward lots of threats. Moreover, they are blessed with an experienced player in the form of Pepe.
On the other hand, Chelsea is in blistering form. With the arrival of Thomas Tuchel, the London side hasn’t lost a single match.
Well, the question remains if they can match their league form in the Champions League.
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