Champions League: this is how the keys to the quarterfinals were – International Football – Sports

The real Madridcurrent European champion, will play against Chelsea in the rooms of the present Champions Leagueas determined this Friday by the UEFA draw.

The other two pairings are the Milan-Naples and Inter-Benfica. The first legs will be played on April 11 and 12 and the return ones a week later, on April 18 and 19.

Madrid’s challenge

Karim Benzemá scored a hat trick for Real Madrid against Chelsea.

Both in the quarterfinals and in the potential semifinal, Real Madrid, which is seeking its record of 15 trophies in the top continental competition, will play the first leg at home and the second leg away.

If the team led by Charles Ancelotti defeat Chelsea, champions of the
Champions in 2021, would play in the final against the winner of the City-Bayern Munich.

On the other side of the table determined by the draw, the winners of the Milan-Naples and Inter-Benfica will play in the semifinals, in what is considered a less strong team.

Little BegiristainManchester City’s director of football, took on the harshness of the draw for the Champions League quarterfinals and semifinals, in which he will face Bayern Munich and then the winner of the Real Madrid-Chelsea matchup, but he looks favourite.

“What a draw!”, he blurted out in Movistar as soon as the pairings in Nyon (Switzerland) were known due to “the toughness of the rival” (Bayern) and for later having another very powerful rival, adding that “all rivals make them uncomfortable” .

He added that the Norwegian Erling HaalandCity’s top scorer and a great figure at this time in the competition, is “a piece” that they did not have before and that now, within the squad of Pep Guardiola“makes them better” and with options to be closer to the title.


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