Champions League quarter-finals: Atlético, Bayern, Benfica, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man. City, Real Madrid, Villarreal

Friday’s UEFA Champions League draw confirmed this season’s quarterfinal ties as well as the semifinal and final pathways for the remaining eight teams. Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Villarreal now know what they need to do to complete their next step on the road to the final in Paris. You can catch all the matches live on CBS and Paramount+. As well as the quarterfinal and semifinal draw, the eventual “home” team at the Stade de France final on Saturday, May 28 was also determined.

The initial home teams were decided by which ball was drawn out of the pot first with the second team playing the return leg at their home stadium. The draw featured former France international defender Mikael Silvestre who played for Manchester United, Arsenal, Inter Milan and other clubs during his playing career.

Champions League quarterfinal matchups

  • Chelsea vs. Real Madrid
  • Manchester City vs. Atletico Madrid
  • Villarreal vs. Bayern Munich
  • Benfica vs. Liverpool


Quarterfinal first legs: April 5 and April 6
Quarterfinal second legs: April 12 and April 13

Semifinal first legs: April 26 and April 27
Semifinal second legs: May 3 and May 4

2022 Final: Saturday, May 28 at Stade de France, Saint-DenisPinned


Benfica, Liverpool, Villarreal or Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea or Real MadridPinned

Semifinal draw

Manchester City or Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea or Real Madrid

Benfica or Liverpool vs. Villarreal or Bayern MunichPinned

Quarterfinal draw

Chelsea vs. Real Madrid

Manchester City vs. Atletico Madrid

Villarreal vs. Bayern Munich

Benfica vs. Liverpool

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Wow! Some huge games in there. Especially looking ahead to the semis. No all-English nor all-Spanish ties and two of the four quarterfinals are English-Spanish affairs.Pinned

Benfica vs. Liverpool

An all-red affair as the Portuguese giants draw Klopp’s men!Pinned

Villarreal vs. Bayern

Juve’s Spanish conquerors will face the might of Bayern!Pinned

City vs. Atleti

Guardiola’s men will face Simeone’s Atletico!Pinned

Chelsea vs. Real

The titleholders are out of the hat. Who will they get? Real Madrid!Pinned

Quarterfinals and beyond

Remember, as well as the quarterfinal and semifinal draws, this draw will also determine who will be the “home” team at Stade de France for the final on Saturday, May 28. Whoever is drawn first will be at home with the second team playing the return leg at their home stadium.Pinned


10 minutes or so until the ceremony starts and so many appetizing potential matchups which could be produced. Keep an eye on those all-English and all-Spanish possibilities! Benfica and Villarreal will probably be the clubs that the majority of those in the draw are hoping for, but can they really be deemed the “easy” draws after dumping out Ajax and Juventus?Pinned

Rules for draw

There are no restrictions. In the group stage and the round of 16, teams from the same federation are not allowed to be matched together. But once the quarterfinal stage comes around, nothing is off limits here. That means we could potentially get Liverpool vs. Manchester City in the last eight. We may even see Real Madrid against Atletico Madrid with a spot in the semifinals on the line. Any combination of matchups could be drawn on Friday, and there are certain to be four mouth-watering ones.

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