With Champions League first knockout phase completed, the eight teams to be advanced into quarter-finals have been confirmed. The football fans were immensely captivated by the high profile fixtures and the thrill of Champions League nights has been experienced to a great extent by the supporters all over the world to a great extent.
A Glance at Results of Champions League Round of 16 Ties
It was Ajax who became the first team to book a place into Champions League last 16 after a memorable aggregate 4-2 victory over current Champions League holders Real Madrid. The Dutch side was followed by Tottenham who cruised to aggregate 4-0 win over Borussia Dortmund and was a dominant force in both the legs.
FC Porto was the next side to make into last eight thanks to a thrilling comeback at Estadio do Dragao against AS Roma. One of the favorites for the Champions League trophy, Paris Saint-Germain were knocked out Manchester United who pulled an incredible comeback from a 0-2 defeat at Old Trafford thanks to a brace from Romelu Lukaku and a late winner by Marcus Rainsford at Parc des Princes.
Manchester City had a relatively very comfortable passage to the quarterfinals as they slew German outfit Schalke 04 by nine goals to two on aggregate. However, the tie that illuminated the charisma of the knockout stage was Juventus vs. Atletico Madrid. The Spanish club registered a 2-0 victory over the Old Lady at their home in the first leg. But that man Cristiano Ronaldo fired Juventus into last 8 as he scored a hat-trick to bring a super come back in reality.
While yesterday, Liverpool came out with an emphatic win 3-1 over Bayern Munich as Sadio Mane and Virgil Van Dijk were on target for Liverpool and sealed a place in draws. The Reds are joined by Barcelona, as the La Liga reigning champions tore the French side apart with a five-star display.
It is the first time in a decade that there will be four English teams featuring in Champions Lague quarters and on other, Real Madrid is not in a last 8 in a while.
Teams which are qualified and feature in quarterfinals:
When is the draw?
The much awaited UEFA Champions League draws for the quarterfinals will be held on 15th March at 4:30 pm (IST) at in Nyon, Switzerland
Where to watch?
The event will be live streamed on uefa.com at 4:30 pm (Ist)
Schedule and tentative time-table
1st Leg: 9th and 10th April
2nd Leg: 16th and 17th April
1st Leg: 30th April and 1st May
2nd Leg: 7th and 8th May
1st June, Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid (Spain)