It’s D-Day. After battling to eliminate FC Barcelona in the knockout stages of the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain will finally know the identity of their opponent for the quarter-finals on the occasion of the draw by lot scheduled this Friday.
A double confrontation which will be disputed in two rounds: the first leg on April 6 or 7 and the return a week later (April 13 or 14). Unsurprisingly, Mauricio Pochettino’s men will no doubt hope to find the team everyone wants to shoot: FC Porto.
Finalist of the last Final 8 in Lisbon, the club of the capital risks however to pull a big piece since the six other formations concerned are Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and the reigning champion, Bayern Munich. Also note that this lottery will be full.
Thus, after having drawn the quarter-finals, UEFA will proceed immediately to the draw for the semi-finals. Paris will therefore be definitively fixed on the path to take to arrive in Istanbul on May 29th.
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final Fixtures, 2021 (go April 6-7; return April 13-14):
- Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund
- FC Porto vs Chelsea
- Bayern Munich vs PSG
- Real Madrid vs Liverpool
UEFA Champions League semi-finals Fixture, 2021 (go April 27-28; return May 4-5):
- Bayern Munich/PSG vs Manchester City/Borussia Dortmund
- Real Madrid/Liverpool vs FC Porto/Chelsea