The highly anticipated draw for the quarterfinals of the Champions League was held in Nyon today. The potential pairings for the semifinals of the most elite football competition in Europe were also revealed. The event was hosted by former renowned footballers Hamit Altintop, ambassador of the finals to be held in Istanbul, and Patrick Kluivert.
The draw was not restricted to any holders or any other limitations such as clubs from the same country cannot play against each other. The quarterfinal pairings are Real Madrid against Chelsea, Inter against Benfica, Manchester City against Bayern, and Milan against Napoli.
The semi-final pairings are Milan/Napoli against Inter/Benfica and Real Madrid/Chelsea against Manchester City/Bayern. The quarter-final matches are set to be played on April 11 and 12, with the return matches seven days later.
The semi-final matches are scheduled for May 9 and 10, with the return matches seven days later. The final will be played on June 10 in Istanbul. The defending champions are Real, who beat Liverpool in the final last year, securing their 14th Champions League trophy throughout history.
Bayern and Manchester City are keen on winning the title, and this is especially true for Pep Guardiola's team, who desperately needs this trophy to confirm the dominance of a generation. However, the Royal Club is still considered the biggest favorite to win this trophy.
Who Will Take the Crown in the Champions League?
The draw for the quarterfinals of the Champions League has set the stage for exciting matches ahead. With the quarterfinal and semifinal pairings revealed, the anticipation of which team will emerge as the champion grows.
The defending champions, Real Madrid, remain a top contender. However, Manchester City and Bayern are fierce competitors hungry for success, particularly the latter, seeking to confirm their dominance of a generation. As the tournament progresses, the matches will be intense, and anything can happen.
The quarterfinals begin on April 11 and 12, with the return matches scheduled for seven days later. The semifinals will take place on May 9 and 10, with the return matches seven days later. The final will be played on June 10 in Istanbul, where one team will be crowned the champions of Europe.