Champions League draw LIVE REACTION: Man City set to face Juventus, Chelsea could play Barcelona – latest updates

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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE football is soon to return to our screens after six months away – with the draw for the competition to take place in a matter of minutes.

Man City will find out their likely opponents while Chelsea will have a passing interest as they look to overturn a 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich.

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Remaining last 16 ties

MANAGEABLE CITY

Man City’s fans are confident their team can overcome their tough draw and bring home the Champions League trophy for the first time.

That’s the spirit 🙌

— Manchester City (@ManCity) July 10, 2020

BLUEK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

There remains some optimism among Chelsea fans despite being 200/1 outsiders and with a mountain to climb after their 3-0 first leg defeat to Bayern Munich in the last-16!

So there it is… Chelsea will play Barca in the QF.

— Jake Heasman (@jakeheasman) July 10, 2020

FEELING THE BLUES

What already looked a difficult route to the final for Chelsea has just got even harder.

Should they pull off a miracle comeback at Bayern Munich, they are then likely to face Barcelona in the quarter-final.

Following that, they are set for a semi against Juventus, Real Madrid or Man City unless Lyon shock the world.

WHAT ARE THE ODDS?!

Despite the seemingly tough draw, Ladbrokes have Man City joint favourites with Bayern Munich to win this season’s tournament.

Might be worth a quid on Chelsea too at 200/1!

Ladbrokes Latest Betting

Champions League Winner

Man City – 3/1

Bayern – 3/1

PSG – 5/1

Barcelona – 11/2

Atletico Madrid – 9/1

Atalanta – 12/1

RB Leipzig – 14/1

Juventus – 16/1

Real Madrid – 33/1

Napoli – 66/1

Lyon – 80/1

Chelsea – 200/1

BARC MY WORDS

Barcelona drew 1-1 at Napoli in the first-leg of their last 16 tie and will face Chelsea or Bayern Munich if they can beat the Serie A side at the Nou Camp.

Let’s be honest though, it isn’t going to be Chelsea after their 3-0 defeat to Bayern in the first leg at Stamford Bridge.

The @ChampionsLeague bracket! pic.twitter.com/r9EdxIdxiz

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 10, 2020

JUVE GOTTA BEAT LYON FIRST

Juventus lost 1-0 away at Lyon in the first-leg of the last-16 and will have a tricky quarter-final tie against either Man City or Real Madrid if they overturn the result in the second-leg.

https://twitter.com/juventusfcen/status/1281539283858448384?s=20

HOLY CIT

If we get past Real Madrid, we will play Lyon or Juventus in the #UCL Quarter-Finals between the 12 and 15 August in Lisbon .

🔵 #ManCity pic.twitter.com/Wxtsp30enU

— Manchester City (@ManCity) July 10, 2020

Chelsea are still completely ignoring the draw on their Twitter account having been thrashed 3-0 by Bayern in the first-leg.

HERE’S THE FINAL QUARTER-FINAL DRAW

The UEFA Champions League draw is complete! 🙌

Who will lift the trophy next month? 🏆🤔#UCLdraw pic.twitter.com/h7hYwKWw2K

— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) July 10, 2020

So that’s that then.

If City have any hope of bringing the Champions League trophy back to England this season, they will have to navigate a brutal route to the final.

Assuming they overcome Real Madrid in the second-leg of their last-16 tie, they will play either Juventus or Lyon in the quarters before a semi against Bayern or Barcelona (if last 16 results go as expected).

FINAL: For admin purposes, the winner of semi-final 2 will be the home side in the final.

SEMI 2: Winner of QF 2 vs Winner of QF4.

QF2: RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid

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QF 4: Atalanta vs Paris Saint-Germain

Semi 1: Winner of QF1 vs Winner of QF3

QF 1: Man City or Real Madrid vs Juventus or Lyon

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QF 3: Napoli or Barcelona vs Chelsea or Bayern Munich

And that’s the quarter final draw and here comes the semi-final one…

QF 4: Atalanta vs Paris Saint-Germain

QF 3: Napoli or Barcelona vs Chelsea or Bayern Munich

QF2: RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid

QF 1: Man City or Real Madrid vs Juventus or Lyon

Lyon or Juventus!!

So the winners of Real Madrid vs Man City will face…

HEREEEEEEE WEEEE GOOOOOOOOO!!!

Balls about to be drawn…

Ok, we’re definitely getting close now.

Ex-Juventus and Borussia Dortmund star of the 90s Paulo Sosa is out on stage to “help with the draw”.

He won the Champions League two years running. Impressive.

95/96 with Juve and 96/97 with Dortmund.

I’m sure his spells in charge of QPR, Swansea and Leicester are the highlights of his career though.

Oh wait! No spoke too soon.

A Uefa delegate explaining to us all why football is such an important part of our society and how great it is too have it back.

No mention of the broadcasting money they would have missed out on had the Champions League been cancelled though… weird.

Right, we’ve done the awkward sweep around the clubs. They left Petr Cech from Chelsea out though… rude.

Juninho spoke for Lyon – no idea what he said as my Portuguese isn’t as good as the host’s.

Then a Barcelona representative spoke and though my Spanish is slightly better than my Portuguese, he had a face mask on and it was all muffled.

Anyway, maybe we’ll actually draw some teams here soon…

Oh. Short and sweet it is then.

Txiki Bergistain:

Q: What have you learned from lockdown?

“I think the most positive thing has been the togetherness we have shown with the people.”

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