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

What time are the draws? Who is involved? How can I follow? Get the lowdown here.

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When and where are the draws?

The UEFA Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draws will both take place at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday 15 March. The draw ceremony will begin at 12:00CET.

Who is involved in the draws?

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Ajax (NED)
Barcelona (ESP)
Juventus (ITA)
Liverpool (ENG)
Manchester City (ENG)
Manchester United (ENG)
Porto (POR)
Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)

How will the draws work?

There is no seeding or country protection, with any restrictions to be announced ahead of the draw. The semi-final draw will follow the quarter-final draw, meaning teams will know their potential paths to the final.

Manchester City and Manchester United will not be able to play at home on the same night, nor on consecutive nights, following a decision made by the relevant local authorities. Therefore, should both clubs be drawn at home in the same week, the team having finished lower in the domestic league the previous season – in this case Manchester United – will be reversed in accordance with the UEFA Club Competitions Committee principles. Any potential reversal for the semi-finals, for the same reason, would be confirmed after the quarter-finals.

Is there really a draw for the final too?

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Watch some of the best Champions League comebacks

Yes, for administrative reasons, to deem the 'home' team in Madrid.

How can you follow the draw?

The draw will be streamed live on UEFA.com, with coverage throughout the day on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

When will the matches be played?

9/10 April: Quarter-finals, first leg
16/17 April: Quarter-finals, second leg
30 April/1 May: Semi-finals, first leg
7/8 May: Semi-finals, second leg

Saturday 1 June: Final – Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid

All matches kick off at 21:00CET. Exceptions to this rule can be made by the UEFA administration.

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