Champions League Draw 2021: Schedule of Dates for Remaining Fixtures

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistMarch 19, 2021

Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, left, celebrates with teammate Bayern's Thomas Mueller after scoring during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Bayern Munich in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)
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UEFA held the draw for the 2020-21 Champions League quarterfinals Friday, with defending champion Bayern Munich receiving a matchup with last year's fellow finalist Paris Saint-Germain.

Here's a look at the full results from the draw:

  • Quarterfinal 1: Manchester City vs. Borussia Dortmund
  • Quarterfinal 2: Porto vs. Chelsea
  • Quarterfinal 3: Bayern Munich vs. Paris Saint-Germain
  • Quarterfinal 4: Real Madrid vs. Liverpool

And here's the semifinal bracket order:

  • Winner of Quarterfinal 3 vs. Winner of Quarterfinal 1
  • Winner of Quarterfinal 4 vs. Winner of Quarterfinal 2

The quarterfinal matches will take place April 6-7 and April 13-14. The complete fixture schedule will be released later Friday.

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A two-leg rematch of last season's final between Bayern and PSG should be a treat for football fans with both clubs coming off dominant performances in the round of 16.

The German side cruised to a 6-2 aggregate triumph over Lazio, while the French team eased past Barcelona 5-2 on aggregate on the strength of a 4-1 win in the first leg.

Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski explained coming into the campaign the club faced a lot of pressure to live up to the high standard it set by winning the treble last term.

"If you play so good in the last season, then everyone is looking at you now and how you will be in the new season," Lewandowski told reporters in September. "And if you are on the top you have to work harder to stay longer on the top. And I think so for us that is the big challenge for this season."

So far the Bavarians have lived up to those expectations as they sit atop the Bundesliga table with 58 points, four points clear of second-place RB Leipzig, while also having captured the DFL-Supercup in September and staying alive to the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

The matchup with Paris Saint-Germain represents their toughest test to date, though.

While the winner of the Bayern-PSG quarterfinal may be viewed as the tournament favorite heading toward the semifinals, this is a deep field littered with legitimate title contenders.

Six of the eight clubs have clear title hopes and even the two longer shots, Dortmund and Porto, have enough attacking firepower to make a run to the final.

It sets the stage for an entertaining, highly competitive finish to this year's Champions League over the next two months.