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Champions League quarterfinal draw: Bayern Munich to face PSG in repeat of 2020 final

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We now reach the final eight teams and all quarter-final clubs will have realistic hopes of lifting the most prestigious European football club trophy on May 29 in Istanbul.

Paris Saint-Germain hope to avoid the deja-vu as they face Bayern Munich in the replay of last season’s final. The French club, who were playing in their first Champions League final, were defeated 1-0 courtesy of winners Kingsley Coman last July.

Bayern has been in the form of a spark in the Champions League and is currently enjoying an unbeaten streak of 19 games, equaling its own long unbeaten streak in competition history.

PSG have reason to be optimistic, however, after comfortably sending Lionel Messi’s Barcelona 5-2 on aggregate, all without star striker Neymar, who injured his thigh.

Neymar and PSG will hope to do better this sea.

The Brazilian is training again and the new head coach, Mauricio Pochettino, will need all the firepower he can get to get a better one than his predecessor Thomas Tuchel and lift the trophy that the Qatar owners of PSG most want.

Elsewhere, there will be another final replay, this time from the 2018 final, as Liverpool, the 2019 champions, face Real Madrid, who have won 13 times.

Real Madrid prevailed that day winning by 3-1, but to the unique previous appointment between these two equipment in a tie to two launchings, Liverpool inflicted Real’s heaviest defeat in Champions League history, winning 5-0 overall in 2009.

Both sides have endured tough national seasons so far (Liverpool perhaps more than their Spanish counterpart), but the Champions League has provided a pleasant break.

Few of Liverpool’s defensive weaknesses were shown when Jurgen Klopp’s side comfortably passed in front of a dangerous RB Leipzig team, while Zinedine Zidane’s Real began to show flashes of their potential in the aggregate victory. for 4-1 in Atalanta.

Real Madrid looked at their best moment at times against Atalanta.

This season’s favorite, Manchester City, faces the daunting prospect of facing Europe’s deadliest striker, Erling Haaland, 20.

The Norwegian wonderkid seems to be breaking records every time he comes out on the pitch, scoring four more goals in Borussia Dortmund’s thrilling 5-4 win over Sevilla to secure his Champions League 20-goal lead.

Haaland has reached that number in just 14 games, considerably faster than any other player in tournament history.

City, however, has been in imperious shape lately. The team is 14 points behind the top of the Premier League and overtook Borussia Mönchengladbach in the round of 16, winning 4-0 on aggregate while barely making it out of the second round.

Pep Guardiola has yet to come close to winning the Champions League since he moved to Manchester and knows the pressure from the club’s Emirates owners.

The last game comes to Tuchel’s impressive Chelsea selection against Porto, who have eliminated Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus in an exciting round of 16 tie that has been for overtime.

Chelsea have been one of the training teams in Europe since the German took over after the dismissal of Frank Lampard, and the most anticipated of Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone would provide a much more severe test than did.

The Blues have one of the most talented squads in Europe and, after hiring a coach with Champions League credentials, fans can rest assured to add another in 2012.

Draw completely

Quarterfinals

Manchester City Vs. Borussia Dortmund

Porto Vs. Chelsea

Bayern Munich against Paris Saint-Germain

Real Madrid against Liverpool

The first days of the quarterfinals will take place on April 6 and 7, and the returns on April 13 and 14.

Semifinals

Bayern Munich or Paris Saint-Germain against Manchester City or Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid or Liverpool against Porto or Chelsea

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