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UCL: Chelsea will face holders Real Madrid in Q/F

Chelsea will face holders Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The tie is a repeat of the last season’s quarter-finals and the semi-finals the year before.

The two will meet at the Santiago Bernabeu for the first-leg before the decisive game at Stamford Bridge. The winners of the tie will take on whoever comes out on top of Manchester City versus Bayern Munich.

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It’s a really difficult draw for Chelsea with Real Madrid showing last time out against Liverpool how well they play on the biggest stage. Los Blancos have won the European trophy a record 14 times and are one of the favourites to make it 15 this term.

When Chelsea went head-to-head with the Madrid-based outfit last season, the first-leg was won 3-1 by the visitors at Stamford Bridge with Karim Benzema netting a superb hat-trick in London.

The Blues actually won the second leg at the Bernabeu with Mason Mount, Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner scoring, but still lost 5-4 on aggregate after Benzema’s extra-time winner for the Spanish side.

Pep Guardiola faces a reunion as his Manchester City side have been drawn against German giants Bayern Munich.

There’s also an all-Italian clash as AC Milan face off against high-flyers Napoli.

Elsewhere 2010 champions Inter Milan have been drawn against Benfica.

Thanks to the semi-final draw there is a possibility for a Milan derby.


Real Madrid v Chelsea

Inter Milan v Benfica

Manchester City v Bayern Munich

AC Milan v Napoli


AC Milan or Napoli v Inter Milan or Benfica

Real Madrid or Chelsea v Manchester City or Bayern Munich

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