Real to face Chelsea in last 8; Atletico take on City

Madrid, Mar 18 (EFE).- Champions League holders Chelsea will face 13-time winners Real Madrid in the quarter final of Europe’s top competition.

The clash will see Real coach Carlo Ancelotti take on his former side, with whom he won a league and cup double in 2010.

Friday’s draw also pitted English champions Manchester City against reigning LaLiga champions Atletico Madrid, in a clash of contrasting football styles between Pep Guardiola’s offensive powerhouse against a Diego Simeone side famed for its defensive solidity and streetwise tactics.

Villarreal, who have qualified for the Champions League last eight for the first time since the 2008/9 season after handing Italian giants a 4-1 aggregate defeat in the Round of 16, will take on German giants Bayern Munich, who won the tournament in 2020.

Meanwhile Liverpool, the 2019 winners, will travel to Lisbon to face Benfica.

The winners of the Chelsea vs Real match will face the team that prevails between City and Atletico, while Liverpool and Bayern – barring any surprises – will be widely expected to meet in the semi-final. EFE


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