Champions League quarter-final draw 2023: Tough ties for English sides with Real Madrid and Bayern to beat

UEFA Champions League final ambassador Dutch former footballer Patrick Kluivert shows the paper slip of SSC Napoli (ITA) during the draw for the quarter-final, semi-final and final of the 2022-2023 UEFA Champions League football tournament, in Nyon, on March 17, 2023.
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Chelsea and Manchester City have been handed the two toughest ties in the Champions League quarter-final draw.

And the UEFA draw also means there will be no repeat of the 2021 Champions League final in Istanbul this year, with the two English teams in the competition set to face each other in the semi-finals if they progress.

Chelsea will take on Real Madrid in the next round, with Manchester City needing to overcome Pep Guardiola's old side Bayern Munich.

In the other matches, Benfica will take on Inter Milan, and AC Milan will face Serie A leaders Napoli in an all-Italian tie.

That also gives the tantalising prospect of an Inter Milan vs AC Milan semi-final, with both legs played at the San Siro.

Champions League 2023 quarter-finals

Real Madrid vs Chelsea
Benfica vs Inter Milan
Manchester City vs Bayern Munich
AC Milan vs Napoli

Champions League 2023 semi-finals

Real Madrid or Chelsea vs Manchester City or Bayern Munich

Benfica or Inter Milan vs AC Milan or Napoli

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Conor Pope
Online Editor

Conor Pope is the Online Editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing all digital content, and joined the team in February 2019. He plays football regularly, both on grass and artificial surfaces, and has a large, discerning and ever-growing collection of football shirts from around the world.

He supports Blackburn Rovers and holds a season ticket with south London non-league side Dulwich Hamlet. His main football passions include Tugay, the San Siro and only using a winter ball when it snows.