For the first time since 2004-05, the Champions League quarter final does not feature either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. With only eight teams left in the competition, the Champions League is perfectly poised to provide us with a mouth- watering quarter finals stage.
The defending champions Bayern Munich will face Paris Saint Germain in a replay of last year’s final, current Premier League leaders Manchester City will take on Borussia Dortmund, a revitalized Chelsea team will face FC Porto, and 13-time UCL champions Real Madrid will face 6-time champions Liverpool.
Key clashes this week has in store for us:
Real Madrid vs Liverpool
Two of the European Cup’s most successful clubs meet in the quarterfinals with Real Madrid looking for a repeat of their 2018 final victory against Liverpool. The pair, who have 19 European Cup successes between them, set up this meeting by each finishing first in their group before easing through the round of 16,
Madrid seeing off Atalanta and Liverpool safely negotiating their tie against Leipzig. Both sides’ 2019/20 UEFA Champions League campaigns were ended by clubs from their opponents’ country in the last 16, holders Liverpool being eliminated by Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid bowing out against Manchester City.
Watch Real Madrid vs Liverpool Live and Exclusive on SONY TEN 2 and SONY TEN 3 (Hindi) HD on 7th April 2021 at 12.30 am (IST)
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund
Manchester City, who have found the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals an impossible obstacle in recent years, take on Borussia Dortmund, a club appearing in the last eight for the first time since 2017.
Manchester City are in the quarterfinals for the fourth successive season, but their last three campaigns have all ended at this stage. Indeed, they have reached the semi-finals only once, in 2015/16; Dortmund, meanwhile, have lost their last two UEFA Champions League quarterfinals but overall have triumphed in the last eight three times out of six.
Watch Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund Live and Exclusive on SONY TEN 1 HD on 7th April 2021 at 12.30 am (IST)
Bayern vs Paris Saint-Germain
In a rematch of last season’s Champions League final, the Parisians will be looking to take their revenge after narrowly losing 1-0 against the Bavarians. Just like last season Bayern Munich look as dominant as ever, beating their opponents with ease while Hansi Flick’s men are scoring goals for fun.
A 59th-minute header from Bayern winger Kingsley Coman, proved enough to separate the sides at Lisbon’s Estádio do SL Benfica and gave the German club their sixth European Cup and ensuring Paris’s first final appearance ended in defeat. This season, Bayern have remained unbeaten to reach their record 19th UEFA Champions League quarter-final while Paris claimed the notable scalp of Barcelona in the round of 16.
Watch Bayern vs Paris Saint-Germain Live and Exclusive on SONY TEN 2 and SONY TEN 3 (Hindi) HD on 8th April 2021 at 12.30 am (IST)
FC Porto vs Chelsea
Old rivals in the UEFA Champions League, Portuguese and Chelsea are each looking to end a long wait for a semi-final appearance. The Portuguese side have not won a last-eight tie since claiming their second European Cup under future Chelsea manager José Mourinho 17 years ago and, though they are in this stage for the second time in three seasons.
Porto and Chelsea have become familiar rivals in the UEFA Champions League over the past two decades and are both looking to end a lengthy wait for a semi-final appearance as they meet in the first leg of their quarter-final tie.
Watch FC Porto vs Chelsea Live and Exclusive on SONY TEN 1 HD on 8th April 2021 at 12.30 am (IST)
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|Date||Time (IST)||Match||Broadcast Destination|
|07/04/21||12:30 AM||Real Madrid vs Liverpool||Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3 (Hindi) SD & Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi)|
|07/04/21||12:30 AM||Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund||Sony Ten 1 & Sony Ten 1 HD|
|08/04/21||12:30 AM||Bayern vs Paris Saint-Germain||Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3 (Hindi) SD & Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi)|
|08/04/21||12:30 AM||FC Porto vs Chelsea||Sony Ten 1 & Sony Ten 1 HD|
Watch the Round of 16 (Leg 2) of UEFA Champions League live and exclusive from 14th April 2021 only on Sony Pictures Sports Network
|Date||Time (IST)||Match||Broadcast Destination|
|14/04/21||12:30 AM||Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayern||Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3 (Hindi) SD & Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi)|
|14/04/21||12:30 AM||Chelsea vs FC Porto||Sony Ten 1 & Sony Ten 1 HD|
|15/04/21||12:30 AM||Liverpool vs Real Madrid||Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3 (Hindi) SD & Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi)|
|15/04/21||12:30 AM||Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City||Sony Ten 1 SD & HD|