Champions League draw: Chelsea’s quarter-final and semi-final final opponents confirmed
Chelsea will face Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after knocking out Borussia Dortmund.
Graham Potter‘s side have been rewarded with a tie against having progressed with a 2-1 aggregate win over Dortmund in the Round of 16.
Chelsea will surpass their finish last season; they were knocked out in extra-time by Real Madrid which brought an end to their defence of their Champions League crown.
Now the Blues will face Real Madrid, again, in the quarter-finals, with the first leg away from home.
Should they progress, they will face the winners of Manchester City versus Bayern Munich in the semi-finals.
Head coach Potter sent a warning on Thursday evening at a Chelsea club event, saying: “We’ll try and beat Everton, then we’ll take the draw, and then we’ll try and win the f*****g Champions League.”
Meanwhile, club captain Cesar Azpilicueta admitted: “Whatever we take. I think the other teams should be worried about us, more than us (being worried about them).”
Here are the confirmed ties for the quarter-finals and semi-finals as the road to Istanbul takes shape.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea
Benfica vs Inter Milan
Manchester City vs Bayern Munich
AC Milan vs Napoli
AC Milan or Napoli vs Benfica or Inter Milan
Real Madrid or Chelsea vs Manchester City or Bayern Munich