The draw produced a titanic battle in his quarter-finals Champions League!
THE Manchester City drawn to contend with the Bayern Munichin a pairing we have seen 6 times with both teams having three wins each.
Real Madrid and Chelsea meet again in the quarter-finals, as happened last year at the same stage, while we have an Italian battle between Milan-Napoli and the particularly ambiguous Benfica-Inter. The last match was changed, so that the matches between Milan and Inter at the “San Siro” do not coincide within 24 hours and the Nerazzurri are forced to change their venue!
Real Madrid have faced Chelsea seven times with just one win (1-2-4), while Inter-Benfica have met three times in the past. The Nerazzurri have 2 wins, while one match has ended in a draw. One of those matches was the Champions Cup final in the 1964-65 season when Inter won it 1-0.
As for the Italian battle, the two teams have met 155 times in all competitions. Milan has 59 wins, Napoli 47, while 49 matches have ended in draws. It is the first time the two clubs have met in Europe.
In fact, the draw was already held for the crossovers in the semi-finals. The winner of Milan/Napoli will face the winner of Benfica/Inter which means that given an Italian team will be in the ‘4’ and there is an increased chance of a team from Serie A in the grand final in Istanbul.
The other semi-final pits the winner of Real Madrid/Chelsea against the winner of Manchester City/Bayern Munich, so we might have another…titanic battle!
The first quarter-finals will be held on April 11, 12 and the replays on April 18, 19. The final will be held on June 10 (22:00) at “Ataturk” in Istanbul.
The couples in detail:
Manchester City-Bayern Munich
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???? Benfica vs Inter ????
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???? Milan vs Napoli ????
*FC Internazionale Milano’s match has been reversed in accordance with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee. #UCLdraw pic.twitter.com/m1gMqFs1fV
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) March 17, 2023
The crossovers in the semi-finals:
Winner Milan/Napoli – Winner Benfica/Inter
Winner Real Madrid/Chelsea – Winner Manchester City/Bayern Munich
In the final, typically the home team will be the winner from the semi-final resulting from Winner Real Madrid/Chelsea – Winner Manchester City/Bayern Munich and the away team will be the winner resulting from Winner Milan/Napoli – Winner Benfica/Inter.
Source: Sport Fm
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