Since the first leg’s of the UEFA Champions League last 16 ties took place four weeks ago, the second leg’s have now finally been played in what has been an action packed series of knockout round fixtures.
And of the four English teams left in the competition, three of them have progressed to the next stage after winning their respective two-legged tie’s, as the dream of winning the world’s most prestigious club competition goes on.
Here is all you need to know about the draw for the Champions League quarter-finals and semi-finals, including when it takes place, which teams have made it through to the next round and when the next set of fixtures are due to be played.
The draw for the Champions League quarter-finals and semi-finals will take place at 11am (GMT) on Friday, March 18 at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.
The draw will be available to watch via a livestream on UEFA’s website on the day it takes place, which is accessible through thislink.
The quarter finals and the semi-finals of the Champions League will begin in April with the final taking place on Saturday May 28.
The first legs of the quarter-finals are scheduled for April 5-6 and the second legs are scheduled for April 12-13.
The first legs of the semi-finals will take place on April 26-27, with the second legs taking place on May 3-4.
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Ahead of the draw for the quarter-finals, there will be no seeding involved or any restrictions on teams from the same country being drawn against each other, meaning anyone can play anyone.
The quarter-final draw will be followed by a pathway for the semi-final draw, meaning teams will be able to work out who they may play in the last four should they progress, while a draw will also be held to determine the ‘home’ team for the final, for procedural reasons.
The teams who will be involved for the quarter-final and semi-final draws are:
Atlético Madrid (ESP)
Bayern Munich (GER)
Manchester City (ENG)
Real Madrid (ESP)
The away goals rule will not be in use for the knockout stages of the 2021/22 Champions League, meaning that ties which are level after 90 minutes in both legs will advance to extra-time and then a penalty shoot-out if required, to determine the winner.
The cup tied rule will also not be in use for the knockout stages of the 2021/22 Champions League, meaning that players who have transfered clubs during the season after already playing in the competition for their previous team, are still able to feature for their new team.