Real draw Chelsea, Guardiola returns to Bayern in ECL

Defending champions Real Madrid will play 2021 winners Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the European Champions League, while Manchester City's Pep Guardiola will face his former club Bayern Munich.

Madrid, who beat last year's finalists Liverpool 6-2 on aggregate in the round of 16, will be up against another English side in the last-eight after Graham Potter's Chelsea handed Borussia Dortmund their first loss of the year and qualified with a 2-1 aggregate win.

City, who were runners-up in 2021, will face 2020 champions Bayern who were managed by Guardiola for three seasons from 2013.

Under Guardiola, they were perennial Bundesliga champions but fell at the Champions League semi-final stage each year.

Reigning Serie A champions AC Milan will face this season's runaway leaders Napoli in an all-Italian clash, while Inter Milan take on Portuguese side Benfica.

The semi-final draw was also made with all three Italian sides on one side of the draw and both English teams in the other half.


Real Madrid v Chelsea

Benfica v Inter Milan

Manchester City v Bayern Munich

AC Milan v Napoli

* Team drawn first hosts the first leg. First legs: April 11-12; Second legs: April 18-19.


Semi-final 1: Milan/Napoli v Benfica/Inter

Semi-final 2: Real/Chelsea v City/Bayern

* Team drawn first hosts the first leg. First legs: May 9-10; Second legs: May 16-17.