When is the Champions League 2018-19 quarter-final draw? Date, time, fixtures & all you need to know

The knockout stage of the 2018-19 Champions League is here and some of Europe’s biggest clubs remain in the competition.

Sixteen teams have progressed from the group stage and that will soon be reduced to eight, with last-16 ties set to take place in February and March.

Real Madrid are attempting to make more history by defending their title, while the likes of Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United and Liverpool are eager to end the Blancos’ era of dominance.

So with the quarter-final on the horizon, Goal takes a look at when the draw is, who is involved and more.

When is the Champions League quarter-final draw?

The draw for the Champions League quarter-final will take place on March 15, with events scheduled to get started at 11am GMT (6am ET).

UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland is the venue for the draw, which will be attended by representatives of the clubs that are left in the competition.

It will be held two days after the conclusion of the final last 16 games, which take place on March 13.

Teams & how the draw works

Lionel Messi Barcelona 2018-19

Unlike the draw for the last 16, there are no seedings and there are no restrictions prohibiting teams from the same country facing off.

UEFA will announce any further restrictions that will be applied to the draw ahead of the event.

We will know the identities of the eight teams involved in the draw come March 15, but right now it remains very much undecided.

Which teams are in the draw?

Teams in UCL quarter-final Teams in UCL quarter-final
Manchester United OR Paris Saint-Germain Roma OR Porto
Tottenham OR Borussia Dortmund Ajax OR Real Madrid
Lyon OR Barcelona Liverpool OR Bayern Munich
Schalke OR Manchester City Atletico Madrid OR Juventus

Reigning champions Real Madrid have been paired with Ajax in the last 16, which may seem like a favourable draw, but it should be noted that the Dutch outfit came through their group unbeaten, beating Benfica and drawing twice with Bayern Munich.

Last season’s beaten finalists Liverpool have been handed a stern test in the form of Bayern, who will be eager to relieve the pressures of their domestic campaign by giving supporters something to cheer about on the continent.

Barcelona must overcome Ligue 1 side Lyon if they are to reach the last eight, while Ronaldo’s Juventus have a tough opponent in the form of Atletico Madrid.

Pep Guardiola will be determined to guide Manchester City through to the quarter-finals and they come up against Bundesliga giants Schalke.

Borussia Dortmund will have to navigate their way past Tottenham, and Roma – who reached the semi-finals last season – will need to beat Portuguese outfit Porto.

Watch & live stream the Champions League quarter-final draw

Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus Milan Supercoppa

UEFA’s official website will be streaming the draw live and it will also be available to watch on TV.

In the UK, BT Sport hold the rights to Champions League coverage and one of the network’s channels should be broadcasting the draw live.

In the US, Univision are the rights-holders and will provide coverage.

Goal will be bringing you all the latest developments from the draw as well, so be sure to stay tuned here.

When are the Champions League quarter-finals?

Mohamed Salah Liverpool

The Champions League quarter-final ties will be contested in April, which means teams will have roughly a month to prepare.

The first legs of the last eight are scheduled for April 9 and 10, with the second legs due to be played a week later on April 16 and 17.

When is the Champions League semi-final draw?

We will also know the potential make-up of the semi-finals on March 15, with UEFA confirming that the draw for the last four will also occur on that day.

As such, clubs, players and fans alike will be able to go through the permutations to see who they might end up facing should they reach the final.

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Road to Champions League final

The Champions League last 16 begins in February and concludes in March, with the quarter-finals kicking off in April.

Semi-final games are due to be played at the end of April and early May, with the final – which will be held at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano – is booked for June 1.

  • Last 16: February 12/13/19/20 & March 5/6/12/13
  • Quarter-finals: April 9/10 &16/17
  • Semi-finals: April 30/May 1 & May 7/8
  • Final: June 1