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Everything you need to know about Friday's Champions League quarter-final draw

What time is the Champions League draw?

By Aaron McNally

We're getting into the business end of it now.

After an entertaining few weeks of last 16 action, we're left with only eight teams standing in the race to the Champions League final in the Wando Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid on the 1st of June.

The round of 16 included dramatic comebacks, sizeable upsets, extra time drama and it also ended with four English coming away victorious.

With eight good teams left, there are some great potential games in store.

Here is everything you need to know about Friday's Champions League quarter-final draw.

What time is the draw at?

The draw will begin at 11am GMT on Friday the 15th of March.

The semi-final draw will follow immediately after.

Where is the draw?

The draw will take place in UEFA's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

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Who is in the draw?

The draw for the quarter-final will contain:

  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Ajax
  • Manchester United
  • FC Porto
  • Manchester City
  • Juventus
  • Liverpool
  • Barcelona

It will be an open draw meaning anyone can be drawn against anyone.

How can you watch the draw?

BT Sport 2 have the draw live or you can stream it live on the BT Sport website or app.

Alternatively, you can also watch it live on the UEFA website.

The draw will be eagerly awaited, even for neutrals as there are some potentially mouthwatering matchups.

Here are the matchups the English sides will be looking to avoid and the ones they will be hoping for.


At a quick glance, Porto and Ajax are the most winnable matchups for the English teams but Ajax were brilliant against Real Madrid and Liverpool will be looking to avoid them especially.

Liverpool thrashed Porto in the last 16 of last years competition and Klopp's team wouldn't mind meeting them again. But Liverpool made to last years final and as we saw last year, they won't fear anyone.

Man United

That famous night in Paris won't be forgotten about for a long long time around Manchester and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can just add to his legend status in Old Trafford if he can guide United into the last four.

His side would relish playing any of the English teams but would probably like to avoid European powerhouses Barcelona and Juventus in the quarterfinals.

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Man City

Pep Guardiola would've had to be very disappointed when his team fell to Liverpool at this stage in last year's competition and he would love nothing more than to gain revenge on the Reds to progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Like Liverpool, City won't really fear any of the teams left but the Citizen's haven't beaten Juventus since 1976 and will be wary of that if they're drawn to play the Bianconeri.


Spurs are in their first Champions League quarter-final since 2011 where they crashed out at the hands of Real Madrid.

Mauricio Pochettino's men will look to get a better result this time around. To do that they'll hope to avoid Christiano Ronaldo's Juventus side, the team who knocked Tottenham out of last year's competition.

Tottenham wouldn't mind locking horns with any of the English teams and would relish another craic at Barcelona, who they drew with 1-1 at the Camp Nou in the group stage back in December.

We look forward to the draw tomorrow morning and no matter what happens we can be sure that there will be some mouthwatering games in the last eight.