The race for Champions League glory in 2021-22 is well and truly on, with just eight teams set to be left in the running when we reach the quarter-final stage.
There have been some notable casualties along the way, with the likes of Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund failing to make it out of their respective groups, and more dreams have been dashed in the last 16.
All of those still chasing down a prestigious European prize are looking to emulate Chelsea’s efforts from 12 months ago, when the Blues emerged victorious against Manchester City in Porto, but when will the next set of fixtures be set in stone? GOAL has all of the information you need right here!
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When is the Champions League quarter-final draw?
The draw for the Champions League quarter-finals will take place in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday, March 18 and will get under way at 11am GMT/6am ET at the House of European Football.
Alongside a draw for the last eight, teams will also learn their paths for the semi-finals – meaning that this will be the last draw for 2021-22.
The draw is totally open at this stage, with there no restrictions in place regarding which sides can be paired against one another.
How can I watch the Champions League quarter-final draw in the UK & US?
The draw will be streamed live online for free on UEFA's official website.
What dates will the Champions League 2021-22 quarter-finals be played?
The first legs of this season’s Champions League quarter-finals will take place on April 5/6, with return dates pencilled in for April 12/13.
The semi-finals will take place on April 26/27 and May 3/4, with the final due to be staged at Stade de France in Paris – following the decision to strip the Gazprom Arena in St Petersburg of hosting rights – on May 28.
Which teams are involved in the 2021-22 Champions League quarter-finals?
The last 16 – which had to be redrawn following a “technical problem” first time around – threw up a number of intriguing ties.
Big-spending Paris Saint-Germain were dumped out by Real Madrid, Manchester United were eliminated by Atletico Madrid, defending champions Chelsea proved too strong for Ligue 1 title holders Lille and Liverpool saw off Serie A kings Inter.
Elsewhere, Manchester City – who are still waiting on a first Champions League triumph – blitzed past Sporting, Bayern Munich demolished Austrian hopefuls Red Bull Salzburg, Benfica met Ajax and Juventus suffered a disastrous late collapse in the second leg to crash out against last season’s Europa League winners Villarreal.