In the latest draw for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, Chelsea Football Club has been drawn against defending champions Real Madrid. This match-up is sure to be a highly anticipated clash between two of Europe’s biggest football clubs.
The first leg of this exciting encounter will take place on April 11th at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain. This will be a challenging match for the Blues, who will be playing away from home against one of the most successful clubs in European football history. However, Chelsea will be looking to make a statement and secure a positive result to take back to Stamford Bridge for the second leg.
The return leg will take place at Chelsea’s home ground, Stamford Bridge, on April 19th. This will give the Blues a significant advantage, as they will have the home crowd behind them and the comfort of their own surroundings. However, they will still need to be at their best against a formidable Real Madrid team, who have a wealth of talent and experience in their ranks.
Another blockbuster fixture in the quarter-finals will see Bayern Munich take on English giants Manchester City. Both sides have been in top form this season and this promises to be a clash of titans.
In other fixtures, Victor Osimhen’s Napoli will face Italian counterparts AC Milan, while Benfica will battle it out with Inter Milan for a place in the semis. The semi-final draw has also been made, with the winner of the AC Milan or Napoli versus Benfica or Inter Milan fixture set to face the winner of the Real Madrid or Chelsea versus Manchester City or Bayern Munich fixture.
Football fans can mark their calendars for these exciting champions league matches, with the quarter-final first legs set to take place on April 11th and 12th, and the second legs scheduled for April 18th and 19th. The semi-finals will take place on May 9th and 10th for the first leg and May 16th and 17th for the second leg. The final of the competition is set to be played on June 10th.