Chelsea face Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final

Champions League holders Real Madrid will face Champions League winners in 2021, Chelsea, in this year’s quarter-finals as Pep’s side battles Bayern Munich.


The other fixture of the Champions League last eight sees Serie A champions AC Milan face current leaders Napoli as Inter Milan square it out with Benfica.

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The first leg of the quarter-finals is scheduled to be on April 11 and 12 and return fixtures on April 18 and 19.

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Real Madrid vs Chelsea head-head

Last season in the quarter-finals Chelsea lost to the Spanish giants 5-4 on aggregate. Losing the first-leg 3-1 at Stamford Bridge and trying to turn things around at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Chelsea, underboss Thomas Tuchel, went 3-0 up to lead. However, goals from Rodrygo and Karim Benzema saw the Blues crash out of the competition.

Chelsea turned things around and beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 on aggregate in their last-16 tie, and the last four is a tough test for them as they face holders Real.

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Graham Potter’s Chelsea beat Real in the semi-finals to reach the finals against Manchester City to win the trophy in the 2020-21 season.

 Bayern Munich VS Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola will now face a reunion with his former club Bayern.

Guardiola won seven major titles with Bayern between 2013 and 2016, and three Bundesliga titles.

Let us not forget that recently Bayern acquired the signature of Joao Cancelo on a season loan to the German side, with an option to buy for around £60m (KSH. 9.4 billion).

Should Chelsea and City go on to meet each other in the Champions League last four, it will lead to six meetings between the two clubs this season alone.

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This season Chelsea faced Manchester City in the third rounds of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup earlier.

Champions League quarter-final draw in full:

Real Madrid vs Chelsea

Benfica vs Inter Milan

Manchester City vs Bayern Munich

AC Milan vs Napoli

Champions League semi-final draw in full:

AC Milan or Napoli vs Benfica or Inter Milan

Real Madrid or Chelsea vs Manchester City or Bayern Munich

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