The struggle for the Big Ear trophy, aka the 2021-2022 Champions League trophy, will soon move to the last eight. In the quarter-finals, the potential for ‘heavyweight’ matches is huge.
There were several big clubs who were victims in the previous round such as Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund who failed to qualify from the group stage, or Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United who were beaten by the Spanish capital duo, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in the round of 16.
Eight teams have already confirmed their place in the last eight. They are Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Villarreal, Atletico Madrid, Benfica, and Bayern Munich.
The draw for the quarters will be held in Nyon, Switzerland, Friday (18/3) at 18.00 WIB at the House of European Football. This will be the final draw because the path to the final has also been determined.
Unlike the previous round, the draw for the quarter-finals is totally open, aka there are no rules preventing which teams can meet each other. This means, it is not impossible that one team or teams that have been in the same group in the preliminary round, meet each other to fight for tickets to the semifinals.
The first legs of the 2021/2022 Champions League quarter-finals will be held 6 & 7 April. While the second leg will be held April 13 & 14.
The semifinals will be held on 27 & 28 April and 4 & 5 May. The final will be played at the Stade de France in Paris, following UEFA’s decision to strip hosts Russia, on 28 May. (Goal/OL-15)