The draws for the Champions League quarter and semi-finals will take place on Friday with Manchester City and Chelsea both in the pot.

Chelsea were the first English side to progress to the quarter-finals after overturning a 1-0 deficit to Borussia Dortmund in one of the finest performances of Graham Potter’s tenure so far.

Meanwhile, Manchester City‘s last-16 tie had been finely poised after a 1-1 draw against RB Leipzig in their first leg, only for an Erling Haaland demolition job to send City into the quarters in style.

It was two through and two out for the Premier League contingent in the last 16, with Tottenham falling to AC Milan after limping out 1-0 on aggregate.

Liverpool faced a mammoth task to get through after being thumped 5-2 by Real Madrid at Anfield, and a 1-0 loss in the reverse leg saw their revenge mission fall frighteningly short.

Elsewhere, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Inter Milan and Serie A leaders Napoli make up the final four teams in the draw.

Here’s all you need to know about the Champions League draw:

When are the Champions League quarter and semi-final draws?

The draw for both the quarter and semi-finals will take place at 11am on Friday 17 March in Uefa’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Subscribers to BT Sport – which has exclusive rights to the competition in the UK – will be able to watch it live on BT Sport 1 from 11am, or stream it via the BT Sport website or on the BT Sport App here.

You can also watch the draw for free on the BT Sport YouTube channel here, with the stream also starting at 11am.

Teams in Champions League draw

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

Can Premier League clubs play against each other?

The Premier League’s four-strong contingent were kept apart in the last-16 draw as clubs from the same national association cannot be drawn against each other at that stage of the competition.

That changes from the quarter-final onwards, however, as it is an open draw. That means in theory City and Chelsea could face one another in the last eight or final four.

There is also the possibility of clubs facing teams that they have already met in the group stage after being in different pots in the last-16 draw.

When are the Champions League quarter-finals?

The first legs will be played on Tuesday 11 April and Wednesday 12 April, with the return fixtures played the following week on Tuesday 18 April and Wednesday 19 April.

The semi-finals will take place a month later, beginning on Tuesday 9 May and Wednesday 10 May and concluding the following week.

This year’s Champions League final is being held on Saturday 10 June at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.

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