Champions League draw: Liverpool get famous foes; all-Prem semi-final on cards

Date published: Friday 19th March 2021 11:35 - Jonny Whitfield

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Liverpool will face Porto or Chelsea in the semi-finals of the Champions League if they get past Real Madrid in the quarter-finals.

The Reds will therefore have the chance to avenge Los Blancos for their defeat in the 2018 final.

Indeed, manager Jurgen Klopp will hope that his side have a better chance of besting the Spanish giants this time round.

Liverpool have won the Champions League and Premier League since the 2018 final, with recent additions Fabinho and Alisson Becker proving crucial.

It remains unclear where matches will take place amid coronavirus regulations across Europe. However, as it stands, Klopp’s men will go to the Spanish capital in the first leg.

Thomas Tuchel is set to take his Chelsea side to Portugal for their first leg against Porto.

The Portuguese club have a poor record against English sides in the Champions League of late, having been dumped out the competition twice in the past three seasons by Liverpool.

Manchester City complete the English representation in this season’s last eight and will face Borussia Dortmund.

City reportedly have eyes on striker Erling Haaland as a transfer target.

As such, the quarter-final clash will prove a good test for the Norwegian as reports continue to link him with a move to the Premier League.

Finally, there is a repeat of last season’s final as current champions Bayern Munich clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

Should City and Bayern get through their respective ties, they will meet for a place in the final. However, there could yet be a match-up Dortmund and their fierce German rivals.

Champions League quarter-final draw in full

  • Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund
  • Porto v Chelsea
  • Bayern Munich v Paris Saint-Germain
  • Real Madrid v Liverpool

Champions League semi-final draw in full

  • Bayern Munich or Paris Saint-Germain v Manchester City or Borussia Dortmund
  • Real Madrid or Liverpool v Porto or Chelsea

The quarter-final first legs will take place on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 April, with the return legs set for Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 April. The semi-final ties are scheduled for 27/28 April and 4/5 May.

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