Liverpool have been paired with Real Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, while Manchester City will face Borussia Dortmund.
Elsewhere, Chelsea must try to navigate a route beyond the Porto surprise package and there will be a reunion between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain, the two finalists for 2020.
All the contests at this stage of the elite European competition are delicious, but the draw for the last eight has sparked some intriguing fights.
Liverpool Y Real Madrid They have a lot of history, with the Whites emerging victorious against the Reds in the 2018 final when they conquered the continent for the 13th time, and they are expected to set off more fireworks when they block the horns.
Manchester city They are still in search of a historic quad this season, but Pep Guardiola’s efforts to deliver a first Champions League crown to the Etihad Stadium will be put to the test by Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho and a thrilling Borussia Dortmund side.
Port , who won as a loser to José Mourinho 17 years ago, surprised Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus in the round of 16 and faces another tough task against a Chelsea side that has not yet suffered defeat with Thomas Tuchel.
Bayern Munich retain their grip on the most prestigious awards for now, but were pushed all the way by PSG in last season’s masterpiece and they won’t need to remember the considerable threat players like Neymar and Kylian Mbappé pose to them.
Champions League quarter-final draw in full
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund
Porto vs Chelsea
Bayern Munich vs PSG
Real Madrid vs Liverpool
Winner of QF 3 vs Winner of QF 1
Winner of QF 4 vs Winner of QF 2
When will the games take place?
The first leg of this season’s quarter-final matchups will take place on April 6 and 7, with return dates set a week later.
The semi-final matches are scheduled for April 27 and 28, with the second leg matches being held once again the following week, with all those still in their sights set on a final appearance in Istanbul on May 29.
Who is the top scorer in the 2020-21 Champions League?
There are superstar artists to be found across the board as we reach the commercial finale of the Champions League.
Dortmund striker Haaland tops the goal table with 10 as it stands , the prolific Norwegian being the only man to reach double figures.
PSG forwards Neymar and Mbappé have six attempts apiece, with the latter scoring an impressive hat-trick against Barcelona at Camp Nou in the final round to help his team progress.
Olivier Giroud also has six strikes to his name, and remains in search of more, with Alvaro Morata, Marcus Rashford and Youssef En-Nesyri the others to reach that mark.
Bayern talisman Robert Lewandowski has five goals so far, with the potential for more to come, with Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah matching that tally as They seek to shoot their respective sides to more European glory.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.