There are no more doubts. As of now, predictions and pure speculation. This Friday in Nyon, Switzerland, the final table of the Champions League 2022-23. Everything, huh. From the quarterfinals to the definition at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, back on June 10. The drums said everything and the routes were stipulated. The best? Confirmed: Real Madrid-Chelsea and Manchester City-Bayern Munich. And perhaps, in one of those, the derby between Inter and Milan in the semis. Who will stay with the Orejona? Is there a place for covered?
What did the draw bring?
He real Madridcurrent European champion, will play against Chelsea of Enzo Fernández in the quarterfinals of this Champions League, as determined this Friday by the draw held at the headquarters of the Uefain which the other most outstanding tie is the Manchester City of Julian Alvarez and Maximo Perrone (directed by Pep Guardiola) in view of Bayern Munich. The other two pairings are Milan-Napoli, with Gio Simeoneand the Inter of Lautaro Martinez (+ Tucu Correa and Valentín Carboni) against the Benfica of Nicholas Otamendi.
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The first legs of the quarterfinals will be played on April 11 and 12 and the second legs a week later, on April 18 and 19.. Both in 1/4 and in the potential semi, Real Madrid, which is seeking its record of 15 trophies in the highest continental competition, will play the first leg at home and the second leg away.
If the team led by Carlo Ancelotti defeated Chelsea, champion of the Champions League in 2021, they would play in the final against the winner of City-Bayern Munich. On the other side of the table determined by the draw, the winners of Milan-Napoli and Inter-Benfica will play in the semifinals.
all dates all
Quarterfinals (11/12 and 18/19 April)
Real Madrid (ESP) – Chelsea (ENG)
Benfica (POR) – Inter Milan (ITA)
Manchester City (ENG) – Bayern Munich (ALE)
Milan (ITA) – Napoli (ITA)
– Semifinals (9/10 and 16/17 May)
Winner Milan-Napoli vs Winner Benfica-Inter
Winner Real Madrid-Chelsea vs Winner Manchester City-Bayern Munich
– Final (June 10 in Istanbul) Semifinal winner 2 – Semifinal winner 1
The draw kitchen
The quarterfinal draw was open, meaning no seeding or country protection, and the pairings were numbered 1–4 for the semifinal draw.
Because Milan and Inter share the same home stadium and cannot play on the same night, nor at home within 24 hours, Inter’s quarterfinal matchup against Benfica was reversed. Milan, being Italian champion, had priority.
Was there also a draw for the final? Yes, for administrative purposes. The winners of semifinal 2 (Real Madrid / Chelsea – Man City / Bayern) will be the ‘locals’ in the Champions League final.
Where is the Champions League final?
The 2022/23 Champions League final will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, the scene of Liverpool’s famous comeback against Milan in the 2005 edition.