Reunion for Guardiola as Manchester City draw Bayern Munich in the quarterfinal

UCL Reunion for Guardiola as Manchester City draw Bayern Munich in the quarterfinal

Ayoola Kelechi 12:24 - 17.03.2023

Manchester City draw Bayern Munich as Chelsea play Real Madrid for the third season in a row

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola will be reunited with some familiar faces as he returns to Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League with his new side. 

Ex- Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is also set for a reunion with his former club after his current club, Real Madrid, were drawn against the Blues in the quarterfinals. 

This is the third time in a row that Chelsea will face Real Madrid in the Champions League, after beating them in the 2020/21 semifinals and losing to them in the 2021/22 quarterfinals, where, incidentally, Rudiger got on the scoresheet. 

UCL Quarterfinals draws in full

Defending Champions Real Madrid will take on Chelsea in a repeat of the 2021/22 season, where Los Blancos knocked out the Blues in extra time. Real Madrid will play the first leg at home, with the return leg at Stamford Bridge. 

Inter play against Portuguese surprise package Benfica and will play in Portugal first to accommodate Milan playing first at home against Napoli

2021 finalists Manchester City play against manager Pep Guardiola’s former club Bayern Munich in the biggest tie of the round, with the first leg of the tie played at the Cityzen’s Etihad Stadium. 

AC Milan and Napoli were drawn against each other in the only fixture to feature teams from the same country. 

UCL Semifinal draws in full

The winners of the Napoli versus Milan tie will play against the winners between Inter and Benfica, opening up the possibility of a Milan derby in the semifinal while ruling out the possibility of an all-Italian final. 

The winners between Real Madrid and Chelsea will face off in the semifinals against the winner of the tie between Manchester City and Bayern Munich.