UEFA has announced in a brief statement posted on its website that next Friday, March 15, once the round of 16, the quarter and semifinal crosses will be announced. In this way, the teams at play will know in the draw that will be held from 12.00 in Nyon the way to the final that will be played in the Metropolitan Wanda without the need for a new draw, as has been done so far.
The statement also states that the eight clubs that reach the quarter will be able to face each other without any type of restriction. Finally, there will also be a last draw for Knowing which team will play at the final in Madrid on June 1.
In addition, UEFA has announced the dates on which both rounds will be played. The first leg of the quarterfinals will be played on 9 and 10 April, while the return will be held on the 16th and 17th of the same month. The first semifinal matches will be played on April 30 and May 1, and the decisive return games that will give access to the final will be played on May 7 and 8.
So far, Ajax, Porto, Manchester United and Tottenham have secured their presence in the draw next Friday. The remaining four teams that will accompany them will be announced on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week and will come out of the duels they will face. Manchester City and Schalke (2-3 in favor of City in the first leg), Bayern, -Liverpool (0-0 in the first leg), Juventus-Atlético (2-0 in favor of the rojiblancos in the first leg) and Barcelona-Lyon (0- 0 on the way).