Draw for the Champions League quarterfinals: Madrid-Chelsea and City-Bayern
< strong>Real Madrid will face the next matchup. to Chelsea in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. They have been the first two balls that have come out in the draw. The matches will be played on April 11 and 12 (first leg) and April 18 and 19 (return). If Carlo Ancelotti's team overcomes the tie, the next round will be measured. The winner of Manchester City-Bayern Munich won the semi-final.
It will be the matchup. the third consecutive seasonthat the duel between the white eleven and the Londoner take place. Last season, both teams also met in the quarterfinals. Madrid won at Stamford Bridge (1-3), where a serious mistake by Antonio Rüdiger made it easy to win. White scored the third goal, and Chelsea won by an insufficient 2-3 despite the fact that they were placed on the top. with a 0-3. Rodrygo equalized. the qualifying round and Benzema placed the second. 2-3.
🇪🇸 Real Madrid vs Chelsea 🏴
🇵🇹 Benfica vs Inter 🇮🇹
🏴 Man City vs Bayern 🇩🇪
🇮🇹 Milan vs Napoli 🇮🇹
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In the previous one (20-21), Madrid-Chelsea coincided with the match. in the semifinal. The 1-1 in the first leg at the Bernabéu continued to be unstoppable. with a 2-0 win in London, with the classification of the English team, led by Thomas Tuchel, dismissed last September. Chelsea were proclaimed champions. champion of that edition by beating Manchester City.
Christian Pulisic, scorer of Chelsea's goal, finishes off before Carvajal's gaze in the campaign matchup 20-21.
Chelsea is the club on the planet that has spent the most money on transfers: more than 600 million.
Tuchel was replaced by the manager. Graham Potter,and between the two they had to rebuild the defense after losing three of its four components: Rüdiger signed for the defense. for Madrid and Andreas Christensen and Marcos Alonso ended up at Barça. Marc Cucurella landed in London for whom 65.3 million were paid to Brighton; Wesley Fofana (80 at Leicester); Kalidou Koulibaly (38 at Napoli) and Benoît Badiashile (38 at Monaco).
The path in the Champions League has been more consistent than the path in the Premier, where he is tenth, 11 points behind the fourth and last qualifying place for the Champions League for the next season. The blues were first in the group (E) and eliminated Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16. The defeat in Germany (1-0) was transformed into a loss. in a victory in the second leg (2-0).
Enzo Fernández poses with the Chelsea shirt hours after signing the contract.
Former blaugranas Cucurella and Aubameyang and former mattress player Joao Pinto provide a dose of morbidity.
Potter has maintained the defensive system that Tuchel used with three center backs and two wingers. Chelsea is the club that has spent the most money in the world in recent markets with more than 600 million invested in reinforcements. In the winter, for example, he disbursed the money. 121 million to hire the Argentine Enzo Fernández (Benfica) and 11 million to obtain the loan of the Portuguese Joao Félix, from Atlético. One more than the 12 paid to Barça by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the summer. The striker is a substitute.
In addition to those mentioned, they also arrived, purchased by the new owner, the American Todd Boehly, who acquired the property. the club after the forced sale of the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich as a result of the invasion of Ukraine, the young Ukrainian star Mykhaylo Mudryk (of Shakhtar Donetz, for 70 million) and Raheem Sterling (56 2 million paid to Manchester City) in a total of 18 signings.
Marc Cucurella on the day of his presentation with Chelsea.
The road to the final
The hypothetical semifinals would be played according to the matches decided below. Thus, the winner of the Milan-Naples will face the next matchup. to Benfica-Inter, while Real Madrid, if they went through in their clash against Chelsea, would face the survivor of City-Bayern. It may be the case that the whites repeat the final stretch of last season, since in the semifinal they also faced the Whites. to City.
Aubameyang celebrates his first goal with Chelsea.
Former Barca striker Patrick Kluivert and former Turkish soccer player Halmit Altintop were the hands that decided the fate of the draw.
The semifinals between the four winners will be played on the following days. ;as May 9 and 10 (one way) and May 16 and 17 (return). The venue for the final, which will be played next week. on June 10, it is the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul (Turkey).