Champions League: Liverpool draw Real Madrid and could then face Chelsea

Champions League: Liverpool draw Real Madrid and could then face Chelsea

A view of the quarter-final draw results as shown on the big screen following the UEFA Champions League 2020/21 Quarter-finals and Semi-finals draw at the UEFA headquarters, The House of European Football on March 19, 2021 in Nyon, Switzerland.

Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals, knowing victory would lead to a semi-final against Chelsea if Thomas Tuchel’s side overcome Porto.

Manchester City were drawn to play Borussia Dortmund in the last eight and the winners will meet Bayern Munich or Paris Saint-Germain, who face each other in a repeat of last season’s final and arguably the outstanding quarter-final tie.

City’s game against Dortmund means they are in line to face the striker Erling Haaland, who is on the club’s radar as a potential recruit and is wanted by Chelsea. His father, Alf-Inge, played for City, who have never got past the semi-finals of the tournament.

Liverpool were beaten by Madrid in the 2018 Champions League final but won the competition the following season. On the previous occasion they secured the trophy, in 2005, the final was held in Istanbul, where it is due to be staged this season, and they beat Chelsea in the semi-finals.

Chelsea’s quarter-final opponents, Porto, earned their place in the last eight by knocking out Juventus.

The quarter-final ties are due to be played on 6-7 and 13-14 April, with the semi-finals later that month and in early May.

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