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Champions League quarter-final draw: Real Madrid vs Man City, Paris vs Barcelona

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The 2022/23 UEFA Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draws have been made at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

2023/24 Champions League

Quarter-finals (9/10 & 16/17 April)
Arsenal (ENG) vs Bayern (GER)
Atlético de Madrid (ESP) vs Dortmund (GER)
Real Madrid (ESP) vs Manchester City (ENG)
Paris (FRA)  vs Barcelona (ESP)    

Semi-finals (30 April/1 May & 7/8 May)
Atlético / Dortmund vs Paris / Barcelona
Arsenal / Bayern vs Real Madrid / Man City

All kick-off times 21:00 CET

Holders Manchester City and 14-time European champions Real Madrid meet for the third season running in the latter stages of the competition. Pep Guardiola's men eased to a 5-1 aggregate win last term in the semis, exacting a measure of revenge for their dramatic defeat at the same stage 12 month earlier.

There's also a rematch of perhaps the most famous Champions League comeback of them all, La Remontada, seven years on from Barcelona's astonishing recovery after losing 4-0 in Paris. Bayern take on Arsenal having won the last three meetings between the pair 5-1, while Axel Witsel will line up against his former employers when Atlético de Madrid take on Dortmund.

Who will win the 2023/24 Champions League? ?

How did the draws work?

Eight balls containing the names of the quarter-finalists were placed in a large central bowl and shuffled. The first and second balls drawn determined the first quarter-final pairing, with the first ball drawn representing the home team for the first leg. The procedure was repeated with the remaining balls in the bowl to complete the quarter-final pairings. No teams were seeded and there was no country protection.

For the semi-final draw, four balls containing slips of paper marked 'Winners of quarter-final 1' to 'Winners of quarter-final 4' were placed in a large central bowl and shuffled. The first and second balls drawn determined the first semi-final pairing, with the first ball drawn representing the home team for the first leg. The procedure was repeated with the remaining balls in the bowl to complete the semi-final pairings.

Was there also a draw for the final?

Yes, for administrative purposes. The winners of semi-final 1 (Atlético / Dortmund vs Paris / Barcelona) will be the 'home' side for the Champions League final.

source: uefa.com