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Guardiola against Bayern and the delight of Italy. What else struck the Champions League draw

The UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw took place in Nyon, Switzerland season 2022/23. Sports – about the results of the event and the layouts for the upcoming matches in the main club tournament of the Old World.
Eight best teams of the Champions League Before giving the list of quarter-finalists, we will mention that three clubs from Italy will compete for reaching the semi-finals at once (this has not happened for 17 years). England will have two teams, while Germany, Spain and Portugal will have one each.

In parentheses we give the number of teams' victories in the Champions League, and after the fraction – the odds for success in the current draw according to bookmakers:

  • “< strong>MANCHESTER CITY“/2.8;
  • BAVARIAN” (6)/3.8;
  • REAL” (14)/7.0;
  • Napoli“/8.0;< /li>
  • Chelsea” (2)/12.0;
  • Inter” (3)/20.0;
  • Milan” (7)/25.0;
  • Benfica” (2)/25.0.

Draw rules No rules, seedings and bans remain in the 1/8 finals – both representatives of the same association and clubs that have already played each other in the group can be eliminated from the quarter-final stage.< br>
Recall that the away goal rule was canceled in the 2021/22 season. So if the score is tied on aggregate, extra time is played, and then, if necessary, a penalty shoot-out.

Some of the resulting couples were pleasantly surprised.
“Real” – “Chelsea” Champions League classic: the giants have played each other four times, and so far the score is 1-2 in favor of the “royal club”. True, last season the current Champions League winners made a comeback and beat the Londoners (also in the quarter-finals) – let's see how the Graham Potter guys will respond this time?
Benfica – Inter Perhaps the weakest pair of the four. But both the Milanese and the Portuguese are satisfied: both teams managed to avoid the status of a total underdog and now, on the eve of the April matches, they are full of optimism.
Manchester City – Bayern”The hottest confrontation in the 1/4 finals. And a new meeting of the steering “citizens” Josep Guardiola with the Munich team, whom he coached for three years.
AC Milan v Napoli A great draw for Luciano Spalletti's team, who have every chance to grace the Champions League semi-finals in their best season of the 21st century. And if it does not break through, Milan will rejoice: the red-blacks have not played in the semi-finals of the Champions League since the winning season of 2006/07.

And yes, one of the Italian teams will definitely reach the next stage.

Crazy continuationHere are the semi-finals:

  • Milan“/”Napoli” — “Benfica“/”Inter“;
  • Real Madrid“/”Chelsea” – “Manchester City“/”Bavaria< /strong>“.

Accordingly, Milan, Napoli, Inter or Benfica will definitely play in the decisive match (Milan derby in the semi-finals – what do you think?). While the three main favorites Bayern, Real Madrid and City, as well as Chelsea, will be cut for another ticket.
Match datesTotal 13 matches left to play this season:

  • QUARTER-FINALS will take place on April 11 and 12 (first legs), and on April 18 and 19 (second legs);
  • SEMI-FINALS set for May 9, 10 and 16, 17;
  • UEFA Champions League FINALS the 2022/23 season will take place on June 10. It will be hosted by the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.

* * *After the Champions League draw, football fans learned the quarter-final pairs in other European competitions, the Europa League and the Conference League.
Europa League. Quarterfinals

  • Manchester United” — “Sevilla“;
  • < li class="article__list-item">“Juventus” — “Sporting“;

  • Bayer Leverkusen ” — “Union“;
  • Feyenoord” — “Roma“.

Conference League. Quarterfinals

  • Lech” — “Fiorentina“;
  • Ghent” — “West Ham“;
  • “< strong>Anderlecht” – AZ;
  • Basel” – “Nice“.


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