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Champions League & Europa League DRAWS: Where and when?

As the football world eagerly anticipates the pinnacle of European club football, the Champions League, this year’s competition has lived up to expectations with thrilling matches and unexpected outcomes.

The quarter-final draw, scheduled for Friday, 15 March, promises to unveil the potential matchups that will keep fans on the edge of their seats.

Unpredictable Paths: No Seeding or Country Protection

This season has introduced an extra layer of unpredictability, as there is no seeding and no country protection from the quarter-finals onwards.

This means that two teams from the same nation could potentially face each other in the last-eight ties, adding an extra layer of drama and intensity to the competition.

We could potentially see Manchester City face Premier League title rivals, Arsenal.

Quarter-Finalists Revealed

As the tension builds, six formidable teams have secured their spots in the Champions League quarter-finals:

  1. Arsenal (England)
  2. Barcelona (Spain)
  3. Bayern Munich (Germany)
  4. Manchester City (England)
  5. Paris St-Germain (France)
  6. Real Madrid (Spain)

Additionally, the outcomes of the matches between Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid, as well as PSV Eindhoven and Borussia Dortmund, will determine the final two teams in the quarter-finals.

Europa League Excitement

Simultaneously, the Europa League has also delivered enthralling matches, with eight teams vying for a place in the semi-finals:

  1. AC Milan (Italy) or Slavia Prague (Czech Republic)
  2. Benfica (Portugal) or Rangers (Scotland)
  3. Freiburg (Germany) or West Ham (England)
  4. Marseille (France) or Villarreal (Spain)
  5. Qarabag (Azerbaijan) or Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)
  6. Roma (Italy) or Brighton (England)
  7. Sparta Prague (Czech Republic) or Liverpool
  8. Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) or Atalanta (Italy)

The quarter-finals have the potential for thrilling encounters, with the prospect of European glory driving each team’s determination.

Key Dates for the Diary

  • Champions League Quarter-Finals: First legs on 9-10 April, second legs on 16-17 April.
  • Europa League and Europa Conference League Quarter-Finals: First legs on 11 April, second legs on 18 April.
  • Champions League Semi-Finals: First legs on 30 April and 1 May, second legs on 7-8 May.
  • Europa League and Europa Conference League Semi-Finals: First legs on 2 May, second legs on 9 May.

Road to Glory: Final Showdowns

The Champions League final is set to captivate football enthusiasts at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, 1 June, promising an unforgettable climax to the competition.

Meanwhile, the Europa League final will unfold at the Dublin Arena in the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday, 22 May, as teams vie for a coveted spot in the league phase of the 2024-25 Champions League, should they not secure qualification through their domestic competitions.

As the drama unfolds, fans around the world eagerly await the thrilling contests that will determine the champions of European club football for the 2023-24 season.