The Champions League quarter-final draw is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the football calendar. It marks the start of the knockout stages of Europe’s premier club competition, and the draw will determine who will face off in the quarter-finals.
The draw will take place on Friday 19th March 2021 at 11am GMT (6am ET). It will be held at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, and will be broadcast live on UEFA’s official website and YouTube channel.
The eight teams that have qualified for the quarter-finals are: Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Porto.
The draw will be conducted by UEFA’s General Secretary, Theodore Theodoridis, and will be overseen by UEFA’s Chief Refereeing Officer, Roberto Rosetti.
The draw will be conducted in two stages. In the first stage, the eight teams will be divided into two pots of four teams each. The teams in Pot 1 will be the four teams that have won their respective groups in the group stage. The teams in Pot 2 will be the four teams that have finished second in their respective groups.
In the second stage, the teams in Pot 1 will be drawn against the teams in Pot 2. This means that the teams in Pot 1 will play the first leg of their quarter-final tie at home, while the teams in Pot 2 will play the first leg away.
The quarter-final ties will be played over two legs, with the first leg taking place on 6th/7th April 2021 and the second leg taking place on 13th/14th April 2021. The winners of the quarter-final ties will progress to the semi-finals, which will be played on 27th/28th April 2021 and 4th/5th May 2021.
The Champions League final will take place on 29th May 2021 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.
Fans in the UK can watch the Champions League quarter-final draw live on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting at 10.45am GMT. The draw will also be streamed live for free on UEFA’s official website and YouTube channel.