Defending Champions League winner, Chelsea will play Real Madrid, in the quarter-finals. In a the champion league draw released on Friday, 18th March 2022 by UEFA.
Manchester City was also drawn against Atletico Madrid, Manchester United’s last-16 opponents.
The other two games in the last eight will pot Liverpool against Benfica of Portugal and Bayern Munich against Villarreal of Spain.
Last season’s semi-final saw Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea beat the 13-time European champion, Real Madrid 2-0 at Stamford Bridge after a 1-1 draw in Spain.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side, on the other hand, are in ominous form this season, dominating LaLiga by ten points and knocking out Paris Saint-Germain last week courtesy to a sensational hat-trick from Karim Benzema.
City’s match against Atleti will pit two very different styles against them other, with Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions taking on Diego Simeone’s streetwise team.
Jurgen Klopp will be overjoyed that his Liverpool squad has dodged Europe’s big boys and is instead facing Benfica, who are in the final eight for the first time since the 2015-16 season.
Bayern will be relieved in a similar way, though they will be cautious of a Villarreal side who surprised Juventus 3-0 in Turin on Wednesday night.