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Women's Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draw: Brann-Barcelona, Benfica-Lyon, Ajax-Chelsea, Häcken-Paris

The ties have been set for the road to the Bilbao final.


The ties have been set for the UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-finals after the draw was made at UEFA headquarters in Nyon by former England striker Jodie Taylor and UEFA managing director of women's football Nadine Kessler.

Road to Bilbao: Quarter-final and semi-final ties


First legs:

Tuesday 19 March
Ajax vs Chelsea (18:45)
Benfica vs Lyon (21:00)

Wednesday 20 March
Häcken vs Paris Saint-Germain (18:45)
Brann vs Barcelona (21:00)

Second legs:

Wednesday 27 March
Lyon vs Benfica (18:45)
Chelsea vs Ajax (21:00)

Thursday 28 March
Barcelona vs Brann (18:45)
Paris Saint-Germain vs Häcken (21:00)

All times CET

Semi-finals (20/21 & 27/28 April)

1: Brann/Barcelona vs Ajax/Chelsea
2: Benfica/Lyon vs Häcken/Paris Saint-Germain

Final (25 May, San Mamés, Bilbao)

Winner semi-final 1 vs Winner semi-final 2

Holders Barcelona are up against Brann, who have reached their debu quarter-final at only their second attempt. Record eight-time winners Lyon face Benfica, the first Portuguese team to make this stage.

Ajax, who finished above Bayern and Roma in their group to also get to the last eight for the first time meet Chelsea, aiming to claim the trophy in Emma Hayes's last season in charge. Häcken, who last reached the quarter-finals more than a decade ago, take on two-time runners-up Paris Saint-Germain.

Also drawn were the semi-finals, with potential ties including a rematch of the 2022/23 last-four encounter between eventual champions Barcelona and Chelsea, as well as another possible meeting between Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain.

Meet the quarter-finalists

Can teams add new signings for the Women's Champions League quarter-finals?

As of the quarter-finals, a club may register a maximum of three new eligible players for the remaining matches in the current competition. Such registration must be completed by 14 March (24:00 CET) at the latest.

Any or all of the players from the above quota of three may have been fielded by another club in round 1, round 2 or the group stage.

For full details, see Article 46 of the competition regulations.

Where can you watch the Women's Champions League quarter-finals and semi-finals?

Games in this season's UEFA Women's Champions League are broadcast live and free on streaming platform DAZN, together with selected matches on YouTube.

See full details of where to watch the games where you are.

Where is the 2024 UEFA Women's Champions League final being played?

San Mamés in Bilbao will stage the final on Saturday 25 May.

The 50,000-plus capacity home of Bilbao's Athletic Club was built on the site of the old San Mamés, replacing the 100-year-old arena of the same name. Athletic Club women's team have played several games in the new stadium, attracting 48,121 fans for a 2019 cup tie against Atlético de Madrid, at the time a Spanish record.

San Mamés previously staged two quarter-finals and a semi-final when the 2019/20 Women's Champions League concluded with an eight-team knockout tournament played behind closed doors. The other matches, including the final, were played in San Sebastián, the second time the competition had concluded in Spain after the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez in Getafe held the first decider of the rebranded Women's Champions League in 2010.