The 2021/22 UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw has been made, with defending champions Chelsea set to meet 13-time winners Real ...
The 2021/22 UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw has been made, with defending champions Chelsea set to meet 13-time winners Real Madrid.
The remainder of the UEFA Champions League season has been mapped out following the draws for the quarter-finals and semi-finals.
Quarter-finals, first legs (5/6 April)
Quarter-finals, second legs (12/13 April)
Semi-finals, first legs (26/27 April)
Semi-finals, second legs (3/4 May)
Final (28 May)
How did the draws work?
The draws were open, so there was no seeding or country protection. Any team could be drawn against any other team.
The eight balls containing the names of the quarter-finalists were placed in one large central bowl and shuffled. The first team drawn plays its first match at home against the second team drawn. The same procedure was repeated to designate the remaining matches of the quarter-finals.
For the semi-final draw, the four balls containing the slips of paper 'winners of quarter-final 1' to 'winners of quarter-final 4' were placed in one large central bowl and shuffled. The first and the second ball drawn designated the first pairing of the semi-finals. In addition, the first ball drawn designated the home team for the first leg. The same procedure was repeated to designate the second semi-final.
Was there also a draw for the final?
Yes, a draw was made to determine the 'home' side in the final for administrative reasons. The winners of semi-final 2 – Benfica / Liverpool vs Villarreal / Bayern – will be the 'home' team in the showpiece on 28 May.
Anything else I should know?
As was also the case in the round of 16, the away goals rule no longer applies. If the tie is level after 180 minutes, it goes to extra time. If the teams still can't be separated after an additional 30 minutes, the tie goes to a penalty shoot-out.