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BREAKING! Bayern may face Barcelona in Champions League quarter-finals plus semi-final pairings

Uefa Champions League draws
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Bayern Munich may face Spanish giants Barcelona in the Uefa Champions League quarter-finals following the draws this afternoon which pairs winner of the tie between the Bavarians and Chelsea with Barcelona vs Napoli.

The German champions are confident of playing in the quarter-finals after taking a commanding 3-0 lead against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea at Stamford in the first leg.

Barcelona who may likely face the Bavarians have Italian giants Napoli to overcome in the second leg of the last 16 tie following a 1-1 draw in Naples.

Elsewhere, Manchester City or Real Madrid will face Olympique Lyon or Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus in the last 8. Pep Guardiola’s Man City hold a 2-1 advantage against former champions Real Madrid following a 2-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg.

The winner of the second semi-final pairing – one from RB Leipzig, Atletico Madrid, Atalanta and Paris St-Germain – will be the home side in the Champions League final.

QUARTER-FINAL PAIRINGS
Atalanta v Paris St-Germain
RB Leipzig v Atletico Madrid
Napoli or Barcelona v Chelsea or Bayern Munich
Real Madrid or Manchester City v Lyon or Juventus

SEMI-FINAL PAIRINGS
RB Leipzig v Atletico Madrid
VS
Atalanta v Paris St-Germain
Real Madrid or Manchester City v Lyon or Juventus
VS
Napoli or Barcelona v Chelsea or Bayern Munich

No teams will be seeded and there will be no country protection – meaning sides can face domestic rivals.

All of those ties will be played as one match, rather than over two legs as normal, and take place in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, at either Sporting’s Estadio Jose Alvalade or Benfica’s Estadio da Luz.

The latter venue will host the final, which has been moved from Istanbul.

DATE FOR THE FIXTURES
7-8 August: Last-16 second legs
12-15 August: Quarter-finals
18-19 August: Semi-finals
23 August: Final

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