Man City Draw Real Madrid, Arsenal Face Bayern in Champions League QF

March 15, 2024
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By Adedapo Adesanya

The current champions of the UEFA Champions League, Manchester City, will face record tournament holders, Real Madrid, in the quarter-final while Arsenal were drawn against Bayern Munich.

At the draw held on Friday, current English Premier League leader, Arsenal, will host second-placed Bundesliga’s Bayern in the first leg in a tie that will see the former Tottenham star, Harry Kane, return to the home of his former team’s arch-rival in North London.

Holders City must overcome Real once again to defend their crown after beating the 14-time winners last season in the semi-final en route to claiming the treble.

La Liga holders, Barcelona, will take on French league champions, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), while Borussia Dortmund play against Atletico Madrid in the other quarter-final tie.

Arsenal and Man City will face each other in the semi-finals if they progress while winners in the Barcelona or PSG and Borussia Dortmund will take on the winner in the Dortmund versus Atletico tie.

The first legs of the quarter-final ties will be played on April 9 and 10, with the return fixtures on April 16 and 17.

The semi-finals will be on April 30 and May 1, with the second legs on May 7 and 8.

In the UEFA Europa League, English side Liverpool will take on Italian side, Atalanta, where Nigerian footballer Ademola Lookman plies his trade. While two Italian sides, Milan and Roma will play each other.

The German side, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, will play the current holders of the lower-tiered Conference League holder, West Ham, and Portuguese side, Benfica, will play Marseille of France.

The first legs of the quarter-final ties will be played on April 11, with the return fixtures on April 18.

Adedapo Adesanya

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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