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Champions League draw: Man City to face Juventus or Lyon if they beat Real Madrid


The Champions League  quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Lisbon (Picture: Getty)

Manchester City will face Juventus or Lyon in the quarter-finals of the Champions League if they hang onto their first leg advantage and knock Real Madrid out of the competition.

Pep Guardiola’s side came from a goal down to record a memorable 2-1 win at the Bernabeu back in February but the coronavirus pandemic forced the suspension of the competition and the return fixture is still to be played.

Should the now dethroned Premier League champions defeat Zinedine Zidane’s serial Champions League winners they will meet either Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juve, or Ligue 1 outfit Lyon.

That tie is also delicately poised with Maurizio Sarri’s men needing to overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit.



Champions League Draw & Schedule

Quarterfinals (to be played Aug. 12-16)

Real Madrid/Manchester City vs. Lyon/Juventus

RB Leizpig vs. Atletico Madrid

Napoli/Barcelona vs. Chelsea/Bayern Munich

Atalanta vs. Paris Saint-Germain

Semifinals (to be played Aug. 18-19)

Real Madrid/Manchester City or Lyon/Juventus vs. Napoli/Barcelona or. Chelsea/Bayern Munich

RB Leizpig or Atletico Madrid vs. Atalanta or. Paris Saint-Germain

Chelsea, meanwhile, could face one of Napoli or Barcelona but Frank Lampard’s team faces a near impossible task to progress to the next stage after they were crushed 3-0 at Stamford Bridge by Bayern Munich three months ago.

Liverpool’s conquerors Atletico Madrid will face RB Leipzig who also vanquished Premier League opposition in the form of Spurs in the last round, while Paris Saint-Germain will meet this season’s surprise packages Atalanta.

The remaining last 16 fixtures are due to take place on August 7 and August 8, while the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Lisbon.

All these ties will be single-leg fixtures. The games will be split between Benfica’s Stadium of Light – which will host the final – and Sporting’s Jose Alvalade stadium.

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