Last eight await quarter-final draw
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Eight teams from six different countries – the most varied group since 1998/99 – will feature in the draw for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals from 12.00CET in Nyon.
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Eight teams from six different countries – the most varied group since 1998/99 – will feature in the draw for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals and semi-finals from 12.00CET at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
The lineup was completed on Wednesday after holders FC Barcelona and FC Girondins de Bordeaux joined Arsenal FC, FC Bayern München, FC Internazionale Milano, Manchester United FC, Olympique Lyonnais and PFC CSKA Moskva in the last eight.
UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino and the ambassador for the Madrid final, Emilio Butragueño, will make the draws. The pairings will be determined by an open draw in which no teams are seeded and clubs from the same national association can be drawn against each other.
The quarter-finals are played on a home-and–away basis, with the first legs scheduled for 30 and 31 March and the return matches the following week, on 6 and 7 April. The four victorious teams will at this point know their semi-final opponents. The first legs of the last-four ties will be contested on 20 and 21 April, with the second legs on 27 April and 28 April.
An additional draw will define whether the winner of semi-final 1 or the winner of semi-final 2 will be considered, for administrative purposes, the home side in the final, which will take place on Saturday 22 May at Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu stadium (20.45CET kick-off).
Both club competition draws will be transmitted live on UEFA.com and Eurosport.