Football

BREAKING: Chelsea, Real Madrid To clash In UCL Quarter-finals

By NAN

Chelsea FC of England have been drawn against Real Madrid FC of Spain in the quarter-finals of the 2021/2022 UEFA Champions League.

The draw which held on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland also saw Manchester City FC of England squaring up against Atletico Madrid of Spain.

Others are Villarreal FC of Spain against Bayern Munich FC of Germany and Benfica FC of Portugal drawn to battle Liverpool FC of England.

To qualify for this stage, Chelsea, the defending champions came out 4-1 aggregate winners over LOSC Lille of France in the round of 16, winning 2-0 at home before a 2-1 victory at the Stade Pierre Mauroy.

The Blues who defeated Real Madrid home and away in 2021 to emerge champions, look forward to defending their title when they take on the Spanish giants.

Chelsea topped their group to qualify from their group last season before beating Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 over two legs.

They went ahead to defeat FC Porto in the quarter-final stages before they faced Real Madrid in the semi-finals.

Chelsea triumphed 1-0 in the final defeating Manchester City FC in an all English affair through a Kai Havertz goal.

Chelsea have lost one match in the Champions League this season to Juventus 0-1, slipping to second place in the group stages.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the first-leg of the quarter-final ties are expected to be played on April 5 and April 6, while the return-leg fixtures have been scheduled to be played on April 12 and April 13.