The guide to the draws of ChampionsMarch 14, 2019
- 1 How to follow the draw on live TV and streaming
- 2 Which teams qualify for the quarter-finals?
- 3 Draw rules: what has changed?
- 4 Who will draw the balls?
- 5 Can you meet teams from the same country?
- 6 Where and when will the 2018/2019 Champions League final be played?
- 7 The calendar of the final phase: the dates
How to follow the draw on live TV and streaming
Appointment Friday 15 March at 12 with the draw of Nyon. The draw will be broadcast live on Sky Sport 24 (channel 200), Sky Sport Football (channel 203) and in live streaming on SkySport.it or on the official UEFA website.
Which teams qualify for the quarter-finals?
In the Top 8 of European football in the 2018/2019 season I find four English teams (Tottenham, Liverpool and the two from Manchester, City and United), the Dutch from Ajax, one from Spain (Barcelona), one from Portugal (the Port, which eliminated Rome). To represent Italy there is Juventus.
- Manchester City
Draw rules: what has changed?
The main novelty of this year is that on Friday 15th March in Nyon it will not be just time to declare the challengers in the Champions League quarter-finals. The draw for the drawback is back, as it was until a few seasons ago. In the Swiss ballot boxes, the pairings for the eventual semi-final will also be drawn, something that didn't happen until last season. The scoreboard will then be established by the quarter-finals and the teams will know which opponents they will have to face if they reach the end.
Who will draw the balls?
The Champions League quarter-finals draw will be an old acquaintance of Italian football, 2010 European champion Julio Cesar, Inter goalkeeper who in Madrid but at the Santiago Bernabeu defeated Bayern Munich 2-0 thanks to a brace by Diego Milito
Can you meet teams from the same country?
In the urn of Nyon there are no seeders and the teams of the same country can be drawn against. Therefore, the possibility of attending an English derby is high. Other possible limitations will be announced before the draw, scheduled for Friday 15 March at 12.00.
Where and when will the 2018/2019 Champions League final be played?
The final of this edition of Champions will be played Saturday 1 June at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, usually the home of Atletico Madrid. Starting whistle at 21. Also for the final the "home" finalist will be drawn. A pro forma custom, which is repeated every year for administrative reasons.
The calendar of the final phase: the dates
The first leg of the quarter-finals will be played between April 9th and 10th, with the return a week later, between the 16th and the 17th. Two weeks of rest will follow before the two semi-finals, with going on April 30th and May 1 and return between 7 and 8 May. The final of the Wanda Metropolitano is played on Saturday 1 June.
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