City face Bayern in an "early final" of the Champions League
City coach Guardiola and star team Haaland. AFP
The draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League, which was drawn yesterday, at the headquarters of the European Union in the city of Nyon, Switzerland, resulted in an "early final" between Manchester City and Bayern Munich. City coach, Spaniard Guardiola returns to Munich, where he previously coached, and will renew City's Norwegian star Haaland meeting with Bayern, which he previously faced when he was a player at Dortmund. In another equally important match, defending champions Real Madrid face 2021 champions Chelsea.
Real Madrid will face another team from England after defeating Liverpool in the round of 16. Italian champions Milan are at the top of local rivals Napoli, currently Serie A leaders, while Inter Milan play Benfica. In the semi-finals, the winner of Bayern-City will face the winner of Real Madrid-Chelsea, and in the second semi-final, the winner of Inter Milan-Benfica will face the winner of Milan-Napoli.
Champions League Quarterfinals
- Real Madrid - Chelsea.
- Inter - Benfica.
- City - Bayern.
- Milan - Napoli.