In the quarterfinal of the Champions League, Real Madrid will play Chelsea, and Bayern Munich will play Manchester City.
If the Premier League pair defeats their intimidating last-eight opponents, they are headed toward a mouthwatering semifinal matchup.
In an all-Italian matchup, AC Milan, who eliminated Tottenham in the round of 16, will compete against Serie A’s top team, Napoli. Inter Milan will play Benfica in the other quarterfinal.
Last season’s competition saw the holders Real eliminate the Blues at this stage en route to winning the trophy for the 14th time.
This time around, it seems much more difficult because Graham Potter’s team is currently occupying the bottom spot in the Premier League after a disappointing season.
In an equally captivating matchup, Pep Guardiola returns to take on Bayern in the Citizens’ quest for their first-ever Champions League victory.
Erling Haaland, who has acknowledged that winning Europe’s top competition is the reason he was recruited to the Etihad, will be crucial to their chances of success.
After scoring five goals in his most recent game, he now leads the top scorer standings with 10 goals.
In order to advance to this stage, the Bavarians have won the competition six times and eliminated Paris Saint-Germain, which features Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi.
After a fantastic season that saw them sail 18 points clear in the Italian first division, Napoli is the underdog in this year’s competition.
They will enter the match as the favorites against Milan, who have struggled to match their title-winning performance from the previous season but did defeat Spurs in the round of 16.
Benfica, who are currently leading the Portuguese Primeira Liga and destroyed Club Brugge 7-1 on aggregate in the previous round, will be a difficult opponent for neighbors Inter as well.