The Champions League is entering the hot phase!
Who will meet whom in the quarter-finals?
The draw will take place on Friday, we will be there in the live ticker.
Nyon - final spurt in Europe!
The season is about to hit the home straight, in all national top leagues it is slowly becoming clear who will be at the top in the end.
And of course, like every spring, things will now be really exciting in the Champions League *.
The quarter-finals are up, eight teams are still fighting for the crown in the premier class.
These include two representatives from the Bundesliga: FC Bayern Munich * and Borussia Dortmund *.
Who else is there?
The Premier League is represented three times: Manchester City, Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC are still involved.
There are also last year's finalist Paris Saint-Germain, record champion Real Madrid and outsider FC Porto.
On Friday, the draw will start at 12 noon *.
Traditionally, the balls are drawn at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland - and the entire football continent is watching.
As has been customary for around a year, the club representatives will not be present in person.
Any reactions to the draw will be captured via video conference.
Champions League: Draw in the live ticker - Who are FC Bayern and BVB playing against in the quarter-finals?
Unlike in the round of 16, there can now also be encounters between two clubs from the same national association in the round of the last eight.
In other words: Bayern could meet Dortmund!
Accordingly, Premier League duels between City, Liverpool and Chelsea would also be conceivable.
So much is already clear: It will be absolute cracker games!
There will be only one small exception: with FC Porto, a real underdog made it to the quarter-finals.
The Portuguese eliminated in the round of 16 Juventus Turin to superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Surely all clubs are now hoping to get the supposed lucky ticket.
But be careful: With the defense tower Pepe, the table runner-up in the Portuguese league has a proven Champions League expert in the squad.
The 38-year-old has won the handle pot three times with Real Madrid * and was one of the guarantors of victory against Juve.
Champions League draw in the live ticker: the teams at a glance
FC Bayern Munich
From a German point of view, there is a very special story with almost each of the opponents.
Bayern could meet ex-coach Pep Guardiola and Manchester City.
Or one of the two German coaches from the Premier League: Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool) or Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea).
Would you be happy about a duel with the Reds or the Blues at Borussia Dortmund?
At least a reunion with the former coaches would be guaranteed.
From BVB's point of view, the Paris lottery would also cause explosives - last year there were still minor frictions in the round of 16.
Top striker Erling Haaland also contributed to this.
Either way: We are extremely excited about the draw for the quarter-finals in the Champions League *.
With us in the live ticker you are there up close.
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