Champions League Draw: Everything you need to know
The Champions League is almost ready to restart. On Friday, clubs will find who they could face in both the quarter-finals and semi-finals of Europe’s most coveted club competition.
A World Cup style format has been chosen to take place in Lisbon over a fortnight in August to see who will be crowned this season’s Kings of Europe.
RB Leipzig, Atalanta, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid have all confirmed their place in the draw for the last eight with four Round of 16 matches still to be decided.
The likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Barcelona will all be in the hat despite still having to conclude their second leg match from the previous round.
So, here is how you can follow the action as the Champions League season restarts.
When is the draw?
The draw will take place on Friday 10th July at 11am in Nyon, Switzerland.
Both the quarter-finals and semi-finals will be revealed, plus we will find out which team will be the home team in the final should they get there.
There will be no seedings or country protection, making for an open draw meaning the remaining teams can face anyone.
UEFA will be providing a free live stream of the draw on their official website. It will also be shown on BT Sport 2.
How will it work?
The remaining second-leg ties in the Round of 16 matches will be held as normal on the 7th and 8th August with both Chelsea and Manchester City vying for a place in the last eight against Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.
All quarter-finals (12/15th August) and semi-finals (18/19th August) will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Lisbon behind closed doors.
The ties will be single-leg fixtures and held at either Benfica’s Estadio da Luz or Sporting’s Estadio Jose Alvalade.
The Champions League Final will be played on Sunday 23rd August at Estadio da Luz.
Who are the favourites?
Bayern Munich are the current 11/4 favourites to win the tournament and look likely to book their place in the last eight as Chelsea (150/1) bid to overturn a 3-0 deficit in Munich.
Former Bayern boss Pep Guardiola is hoping to lead his Manchester City side to European glory as they look to hang onto a 2-1 lead against Real Madrid (28/1) in the last 16. City are 3/1 to go all the way in Lisbon.
Five-time winners Barcelona are 6/1 with Paris Saint-Germain further back at 12/1 and Juventus 16/1 despite being 1-0 down against Lyon (40/1).
Who are you backing to lift the trophy? Have your say on who you think will win the 2020/21 Champions League on our Twitter @Ladbrokes!
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
2020/21 Champions League Winner
Bayern Munich – 11/4
Man City – 3/1
Barcelona – 6/1
PSG – 13/2
Atletico Madrid – 12/1
Atalanta – 14/1
Juventus – 16/1
RB Leipzig – 16/1
Real Madrid – 28/1
Lyon – 40/1
Napoli – 40/1
Chelsea – 150/1
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.