Champions League quarter final draw; Liverpool face Real Madrid while champions Bayern draw PSG - (2021)

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Updated: 18/06/2021

2020-21 UEFA Champions League quarter final draw gets underway.

With eight teams in the fray, the 2020-21 Champions League draw for the quarter finals was revealed on the evening of Friday, 19 March, at Nyon, Switzerland. French giants Paris St. Germain are drawn with defending champions Bayern Munich for a replay of last year's final game.

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane could be in line to become the first manager to win the competition on four occasions but before that he will have to overcome English club Liverpool whom Los Blancos beat in the finals of 2018 to lift the trophy for the 13th time.

Chelsea's new boss Thomas Tuchel, who led PSG to the final last season, will fancy his side's chances against Porto, though Chelsea should be wary after the Portuguese side eliminated Juventus in the round of 16.

Pep Guardiola's in-form Manchester City will run into Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund. a battle that will see the in-demand forward Erling Haaland's first visit to the Etihad stadium. The 20-year-old Norwegian wonder boy is the target of various clubs of Europe.

It may be mentioned at this juncture that his father once played as defender for City. City of course are aiming to win the competition for the first time and could remain on track for an unprecedented quadruple.

It’s the second successive year that Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus have been knocked out in the round of 16 on away goals after its loss to Porto last fortnight.

Messi's Barcelona, on the other hand, were eliminated by Paris Saint-Germain with the French side winning the Round of 16 tie on a 5-2 aggregate, which meant that for the first time since 2006-07, Barca failed to make it to the last eight stages of the Champions League.

Bayern boss Hansi Flick could become the second manager of a men's side to retain the Champions League for consecutive years after Zidane achieved the feat with Real Madrid, while PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping to go all the way, after having seen his Tottenham Hotspur side lose in the UCL final to Liverpool in 2019.

The quarter-final first legs will be held on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th April, with the returns fixed for Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th April.

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