This is it, the first round of the Champions League is over and the clubs qualified for the quarterfinals are logically known.
After PSG’s 1-0 victory on February 15, Real Madrid managed to turn the tables on Wednesday in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16.
After a 25 minutes observation round, Real Madrid was the first one to be dangerous through Karim Benzema who took an errant ball but his shot was close to the top corner of Gianluigi Donnarumma (25th). The Parisians retaliated and even thought of opening the score but Kylian Mbappé’s goal was cancelled out for an offside position by the decisive passer, Nuno Mendes (34th). The French striker, who was set up by his sidekick Neymar, subtly closed down his foot to beat Thibaut Courtois and give his side the lead (39th).
Despite a slight doubt after the score of parity in Austria, Bayern Munich has laminated the Red Bull Salzburg (7-1), Tuesday, in the eighth round of the Champions League. A reminder particularly clear for the competitors of the German club to the final crown.
On Tuesday, March 8, Liverpool despite its short defeat against Inter (0-1), and Bayern Munich after its card against RB Salzburg (7-1), were the first to enter the Top 8 of the C1. They were followed, on Wednesday March 9, by Real Madrid, who knocked out PSG, and Manchester City, who beat Sporting Portugal.
Four tickets will still be contested in the games Manchester United – Atlético Madrid, Ajax Amsterdam – Benfica, Juventus Turin – Villarreal and Lille – Chelsea.
Here are the clubs qualified for the quarterfinals
- Bayern Munich
- Real Madrid
- Manchester City
- Manchester United or Atlético Madrid
- Ajax Amsterdam or Benfica Lisbon
- Juventus Turin or Villarreal
- Lille or Chelsea
The info on the draw of the quarters!
The draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League will take place on Friday 18 March at the House of European Football in Nyon.
“There will be three draws: for the quarter-finals; for the semi-finals, grouping the quarter-finals; and a third, to determine the “home” team for the final for administrative reasons. There will be no seeds or protections according to countries. Each team will face another team from its association” explains UEFA on its website. The draw will be followed live on the website of the authority.
The dates of the next matches in C1
- April 5/6: Quarter-finals, first leg
- April 12/13: Quarter-finals, second leg
- April 26/27: Semi-finals, first leg
- May 3/4: Semi-finals, second leg
- Saturday May 28: Final (Stade de France, Paris)