Madrid clubs stand in the way of two Premier League teams’ Champions League hopes after Chelsea drew Real Madrid and Manchester City landed Atlético in the quarter-final draw.
Liverpool were handed a more straightforward-looking assignment against Benfica, with the first leg in Lisbon, and Villarreal play Bayern Munich in the other tie.
With the semi-final draw also made on Friday, it emerged that the winners of the ties involving the Madrid clubs will face one another for a place in the final, raising the possibility of an all-Premier League or all-Madrid clash.
Chelsea and City play their quarter-final first legs at home. A tie against Real Madrid brings Chelsea, the holders, up against their former manager Carlo Ancelotti, who led his team to victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the previous round.
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