Champions League quarter-final draw: Salah lands chance to get revenge against Ramos

…As Liverpool face Real Madrid

Ramos – Mohamed Salah has been afforded the opportunity to get revenge against Sergio Ramos after Liverpool was drawn to face Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

When Liverpool met Madrid in the 2017/18 Champions League final, it was Ramos’s tackle that led to Salah getting injured and withdrawn from the game as the Reds lost 3-1.

Meanwhile, Manchester City will take on Borussia Dortmund. Elsewhere, Chelsea must try and navigate a route past surprise package Porto and there will be a re-match between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain – the two finalists from 2020.

Champions League quarter-final draw 2021

All contests at this stage of elite European competition are mouth-watering, but the draw for the last-eight has thrown up some intriguing tussles.

Liverpool and Madrid have plenty of history with the Blancos emerging victorious against the Reds in the 2018 final as they conquered the continent for a 13th time, and will be expected to produce more fireworks when they lock horns.

Man City remain in the hunt for a historic quadruple this season, but Pep Guardiola’s efforts to deliver a first Champions League crown to the Etihad Stadium will be tested to the full by Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho and an exciting Borussia Dortmund side.

Porto, who prevailed as underdogs under Jose Mourinho 17 years ago, stunned Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus in the last-16 and face another tough task against a Chelsea side that is yet to suffer defeat under Thomas Tuchel.

Bayern retain their grip on the most prestigious of prizes for now, but they were pushed all the way by PSG in last season’s showpiece and will need no reminding of the considerable threat posed to them by the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Champions League quarter-final draw in full

Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund
Porto vs Chelsea
Bayern Munich vs PSG
Real Madrid vs Liverpool

Semi-final draw

Winner of QF 3 vs Winner of QF 1
Winenr of QF 4 vs Winner of QF 2

When will the games take place?

The first legs of this season’s quarter-final clashes will take place on April 6 and 7, with the return dates being staged a week later.

Semi-final encounters are pencilled in for April 27 and 28, with the second legs once again being held the following week, and all of those still involved have their sights sight on a final appearance in Istanbul on May 29.

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