The UEFA Champions League 2020-21 Round of 16 is over, with a total of eight teams booking their progression into the quarter-finals. Defending Champions Bayern Munich defeated Italian side SS Lazio 6-2 on aggregate to book their progression into the last 8 while two European giants in the form of FC Barcelona and Juventus were knocked out of the competition in the last 16.
The quarter-finals of the competition will not feature two of the biggest superstars in world football – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – as their respective teams are no longer alive in the Champions League but arguably two of the biggest rising talents – Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland – could potentially face each other in the quarter-finals.
Which teams have qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals?
The eight teams that have qualified for the Champions League are: Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Liverpool, PSG, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Porto.
When will the Champions League quarter-final draw take place?
The Champions League quarter-final draw will be held on Friday (March 19) at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland at 4:30 PM IST and 12:00 CET.
Are there any rules which will be followed in deciding the match-ups in the quarter-finals?
No, the matches taking place in the quarter-finals will not have any seeding and there will not be any protection for clubs from the same countries either. Any of the eight teams can be paired together in the last 8.
When will the quarter-finals be held?
The first-leg of the quarter-finals will be held on 6/7 April and the second-leg on 13/14 April.
It also has to be noted that the semi-finals draw will be also be held after the quarter-finals draw. The semi-finals of the Champions League 2020-21 campaign will be held on 27/28 April and 4/5 May. The final of the tournament this season will be held on May 29. A draw will also be made to determine which team will be categorised as the ‘home’ side in the final for administrative reasons.
The draw will be made available live on UEFA’s official website and its YouTube channel.