Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draws: all you need to know

All you need to know about the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draws.

The draws took place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland
The draws took place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland ©UEFA.com

Quarter-final draw

Wednesday 12 August
Atalanta (ITA) vs Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica

Thursday 13 August
Leipzig (GER) vs Atlético (ESP), Estádio José Alvalade

Friday 14 August
Napoli (ITA) / Barcelona (ESP) vs Chelsea (ENG) / Bayern München (GER), Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica

Saturday 15 August
Real Madrid (ESP) / Manchester City (ENG) vs Lyon (FRA) / Juventus (ITA), Estádio José Alvalade

Semi-final draw

The Champions League season so far
The Champions League season so far

Tuesday 18 August
Leipzig (GER) / Atlético (ESP) vs Atalanta (ITA) / Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica

Wednesday 19 August
Real Madrid (ESP) / Manchester City (ENG) / Lyon (FRA) / Juventus (ITA) vs Napoli (ITA) / Barcelona (ESP) / Chelsea (ENG) / Bayern München (GER), Estádio José Alvalade

The winner of the first semi-final was drawn as the home team – for administrative purposes – for the final, which is being held at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on Sunday 23 August.

When were the draws?

The draws for the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, semi-finals and final took place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday 10 July. The draw ceremony began at midday CET.

Who was involved?

There were four teams already qualified for the quarter-finals when the draw took place:

See how the stars prepared for the Return to Play
See how the stars prepared for the Return to Play

Atalanta (ITA)
Atlético (ESP)
Leipzig (GER)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)

There were four round of 16 ties still to be concluded when the draw took place:

Chelsea (ENG) / Bayern München (GER)
Napoli (ITA) / Barcelona (ESP)
Real Madrid (ESP) / Manchester City (ENG)
Lyon (FRA) / Juventus (ITA)

How did the draws work?

  • There were three draws: for the quarter-finals; for the semi-finals, pitting together quarter-final ties; and then a third to determine the 'home' side in the final for administrative reasons.
  • There were no seedings and no country protection, so teams can face opposition from the same national association.

Where will the games take place?

The final will be held at Benfica's Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica
The final will be held at Benfica's Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica

This season's quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Lisbon, Portugal in August. All these ties will be single-leg fixtures. The games will be split between Benfica's Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (which will host the final) and Sporting CP's Estádio José Alvalade.

What are the key dates?

7–8 August: Round of 16 second legs (home teams' stadiums)
12–15 August: Quarter-finals (Lisbon)
18–19 August: Semi-finals (Lisbon)
23 August: Final (Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon)