NYON: Holders Real Madrid will take on Chelsea and a mouth-watering match-up between Manchester City and Bayern Munich is in store after the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw was made in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday.
The 2022/23 UEFA Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draws have been made, throwing up plenty of intrigue.
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City take on the Spaniard's former employers Bayern, while Carlo Ancelotti-coached Real face Chelsea – one of five of Ancelotti's ex-sides in the draw. The winners of those ties meet in the semi-finals.
The other half of the draw also has a distinctly Italian accent, with seven-time European champions AC Milan taking on runaway Serie A leaders Napoli. Whoever emerges from that tie could then meet Inter provided the Nerazzurri get past Benfica in the last eight.
The 2022/23 Champions League final will take place on Saturday, 10 June 2023, at Istanbul's Atatürk Olympic Stadium, venue for Liverpool's famous comeback victory over AC Milan in the 2005 showpiece.
Champions League draw
First legs: 11/12 April
Real Madrid vs Chelsea
Benfica vs Inter
Man City vs Bayern
Milan vs Napoli
Second legs: 18/19 April
Chelsea vs Real Madrid
Inter vs Benfica
Bayern vs Man City
Napoli vs Milan
Semi-finals: 9/10 & 16/17 May
1. Milan / Napoli vs Benfica / Inter
2. Real Madrid / Chelsea vs Man City / Bayern
[With inputs from uefa.com]