Title-holders Bayern Munich face a repeat of last season's final against Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals of the 2020-21 edition. (More Football News)
While the Parisians will be sure to test their title defence, Bayern have won each of their previous four knockout encounters with French opposition in the Champions League, including August's final.
Real Madrid and Liverpool will face each other in a two-legged knockout tie for only the second time – the first saw the Reds inflict Los Blancos' biggest-ever aggregate defeat (5-0) in 2008-09.
Similarly, Jurgen Klopp has faced Madrid more often than any other opponent in the Champions League (seven), with only Ottmar Hitzfeld (12) managing against them more often in the competition.
5 - In their only previous meeting in a two-legged knockout tie, Liverpool inflicted Real Madrid's biggest ever aggregate defeat in a Champions League knockout tie, winning 5-0 on aggregate in the last 16 in 2008-09. Authority. #UCL pic.twitter.com/HtK4pbryhq— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 19, 2021
Manchester City are to go up against Borussia Dortmund, having only lost one of their 12 home games against German teams in the Champions League, that solitary defeat coming to Pep Guardiola's Bayern in 2013.
The omens are similarly good for Chelsea, who have won each of their four previous home games against Porto, their best 100 per cent winning ratio at Stamford Bridge against any side across all European competitions.
4 - Chelsea have won each of their four previous home games against Porto - all coming in the Champions League - their best 100%-winning ratio on home soil against any side across all European competition. Fantastic. #UCL pic.twitter.com/gcz6mBa5JL— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 19, 2021
Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund
Porto v Chelsea
Bayern Munich v Paris Saint-Germain
Real Madrid v Liverpool
4 – @FCBayernEN have won each of their four knockout ties against French sides in the @ChampionsLeague (2009/10 semi-finals vs Lyon, 2011/12 quarter-finals vs Marseille, 2019/20 semi-final vs Lyon, 2019/20 final vs PSG). Plaisir pic.twitter.com/zHs4sjqaQL— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) March 19, 2021
Winner of QF 3 v Winner of QF 1
Winner of QF4 v Winner of QF 2
7 - Jürgen Klopp has faced Real Madrid more often than any other opponent in the Champions League (7 - W3 D1 L3), with only Ottmar Hitzfeld managing more times against them in the competition (12 games). Familiar. #UCL pic.twitter.com/pMlCih3Peu— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 19, 2021
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