NYON: Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Manchester City have been drawn against Borussia Dortmund, while Chelsea play Porto and defending champions Bayern Munich take on Paris Saint-Germain, the team they beat in last year’s final.
In the semi-finals, the winner of the Real Madrid v Liverpool tie will face Porto or Chelsea and Manchester City or Dortmund will take on Bayern or PSG.
The two-legged quarter-finals will take place on 6-7 and 13-14 April.
The first legs of the semi-final will be on 27-28 April with the return ties on 4-5 May.
Liverpool and Real Madrid met in the 2018 Champions League final with the Spanish club, who have won the competition a record 13 times, winning 3-1.
The two teams have played each other six times in Europe’s top competition, with both winning three games apiece, including Liverpool’s 1-0 victory in the 1981 final.
Their only previous meeting in a knockout tie came in the last 16 in 2009, with Liverpool winning 5-0 on aggregate.
Premier League leaders Manchester City have only met Dortmund twice. Those games came in the group stage of the Champions League in 2012, with the English side drawing 1-1 at home and losing 1-0 in Germany.
City, who are aiming to win the competition for the first time, remain on course for an unprecedented quadruple and could face England winger Jadon Sancho, who left the club in 2017 to join the German side.
“The numbers speak for themselves,” said City boss Guardiola on Haaland. “He is one of the best strikers in the world right now at his age.
“I know the quality of this player, I think everybody knows.”
On speculation linking City with a move for the 20-year-old, Guardiola added: “He’s a player for Dortmund, I don’t like it when people talk about our players, you understand I cannot answer this question.”
Dortmund are fifth in the Bundesliga and replaced manager Lucien Favre with Edin Terzic in December.
“They (Dortmund) have a lot of quality there,” said Guardiola. “They were able to go through against Sevilla, who in knockout competition is one of the strongest teams ever.
“Dortmund is tough but all of them would have been.”
Chelsea have played Porto eight times, winning five and losing two, and beat the Portuguese side 3-2 on aggregate in their only knockout tie, which came in the last 16 in 2007.
Porto, who are second in the Portuguese top-flight, knocked out Juventus in the last 16.
“Clearly, many people will maybe make us favourites against Porto but that will not help us,” said Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel. “You can ask in Turin if that helps you to be favourites.
“We are self-confident and that is strongly connected with our performances.
“We are confident that we face a strong opponent and face them with respect, but now we are in the quarter-final we think about how to win it.”
Tuchel led PSG to last year’s final but the French champions lost 1-0 to Bayern.
Kingsley Coman scored the winner as the German side won the competition for a sixth time, with Tuchel leaving PSG earlier this season and taking over from Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge in January.
Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund
Porto v Chelsea
Bayern Munich v Paris St Germain
Real Madrid v Liverpool
Bayern Munich or Paris St-Germain v Manchester City or Borussia Dortmund
Real Madrid or Liverpool v Porto or Chelsea
Europa League draw
Manchester United have been drawn against Granada in the Europa League quarter-finals, while Arsenal will face Slavia Prague.
Ajax have been drawn against Roma, while Dinamo Zagreb play Villarreal.
In the semi-finals, the winner of the Granada v Manchester United tie will play Ajax or Roma and Dinamo Zagreb or Villarreal will play Arsenal or Slavia Prague.
The two-legged quarter-final ties will be played on 8 and 15 April.
The semi-finals are scheduled for 29 April and 6 May.
The draw means Manchester United and Arsenal could play each other in the final, which will take place in Gdansk, Poland on 26 May.
The Gunners were involved in the last all-English Europa League final against Chelsea in 2019, with the Blues winning 4-1 in Baku.
Granada are playing in Europe for the first time and their last-eight tie against Manchester United will be their first meeting with English opposition.
The Red Devils are one of only two previous winners left in the competition along with 1992 champions Ajax, who United beat in the 2017 final.
Slavia Prague meanwhile have been drawn against a British club for the third time this season having beaten Leicester and Rangers in the previous rounds.
Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb reached this stage after a remarkable 3-2 aggregate victory against Tottenham.
Arsenal v Slavia Prague
Ajax v Roma
Dinamo Zagreb v Villarreal
Dinamo Zagreb/Villarreal v Arsenal/Slavia Prague