The road to the UEFA Champions League final continues with the quarterfinals, kicking off with two games on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Premier League leaders Manchester City hosts Borussia Dortmund, which is coming off a 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday that damaged Dortmund’s hopes of qualifying for the next Champions League season. Dortmund’s striker, Erling Haaland, faces an uncertain future with the club, with Man City among the clubs with reported interest in the brilliant goal-scorer. In Madrid, two European soccer blue bloods – Real Madrid and Liverpool – face off. Real Madrid is unbeaten in all competitions dating back to Jan. 30.
On Wednesday, Bayern Munich hosts PSG in a rematch of the 2020 UEFA Champions League final, won by Bayern Munich. The Bundesliga powerhouse is steamrolling toward a ninth consecutive domestic title, but will have to win Champions League games with its top striker Robert Lewandowski out with a knee injury. Elsewhere, Porto – the most surprising team to reach the quarterfinals – host a Chelsea team that has been drastically improved since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as manager in January. Chelsea had been unbeaten in 14 games until Tuchel until the team suffered a shocking 5-2 setback against lowly West Bromwich Albion in Premier League play Saturday.
The Champions League semifinals will be held in late April, early May, with the first legs being played April 27-28 and the second legs taking place on May 4-5. The Champions League final will be held at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, on Saturday, May 29 (3 p.m. ET, CBS and Paramount+)
When will the UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals 2021 be Played?
UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals will be played on April 7 and 8.
What Time UEFA Champions League 2021 live matches Will begin? Time
All the UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals 2021 matches will begin at 12:30 AM IST
Which TV channels will UEFA Champions League 2021 live broadcast on?
UEFA Champions League 2021 will be telecast on the Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 2 HD, Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD TV channels.
How do I watch live streaming of UEFA Champions League 2021 matches?
The live streaming of the Champions League 2021 Quarterfinal matches will be available on Sony LIV. You can also catch the live
UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals 1st leg schedule and kick-off timings
April 7, 2021, Wednesday
Real Madrid vs Liverpool – 12:30 AM IST, Estadio Alfredo di Stefano, Madrid, Spain
With both sides struggling in their domestic leagues, Zinedine Zidan’s Real Madrid will lock horns with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Liverpool’s title defence has been in tatters with poor home form. While they beat RB Leipzig 4-0 on aggregate over two legs, against Madrid, who are still in the La Liga title fight, it will not be easy. Liverpool’s 2020-21 season now depends on their Champions League result and a failure could see Jurgen Klopp out of Anfield sooner than thought. As for Madrid, they beat Italian side Atalanta 4-1 on aggregate and will look to seal the deal in the 1st leg before a tough away trip to Liverpool.
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund – 12:30 AM IST, Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
An easy 4-0 victory over two legs against Borussia Monchengladbach propelled Pep Guardiola’s Man City in the quarterfinals. Now they await Erling Haaland’s Borussia Dortmund, who are all but out of the Bundesliga title fight. Dortmund beat Spanish side Sevilla 5-4 on aggregate. As for Cityzens, they have all but wrapped up the Premier League title with 14 points lead on top of the table with eight rounds to play. But it’s the Champions League that has eluded the Cityzens for long and it would be another failure if they can’t win it.
April 8, Thursday
Bayern Munich vs PSG – 12:30 AM IST, Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
In a repeat of last season’s Champions League final, Bayern Munich will go head-to-head with PSG once more. They are in fine form but their major concern will be the absence of star striker Robert Lewandowski, who is sidelined with an injury from both legs. In Round-of-16, Bayern cruised past Lazio 6-2 on aggregate. PSG on the other hand are also chasing the Champions League glory for a long. They will be boosted by Neymar’s return from injury after beating Barcelona comfortably with a 5-2 aggregate.
Porto vs Chelsea – 12:30 AM IST, Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan, Seville, Spain
Porto stunned Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus on away goals after a 4-4 aggregate and are the dark horse in the UCL 2020-21. They will be up against a resurgent Chelsea, who seem unstoppable under Thomas Tuchel. Chelsea too had a tough outing against Atletico Madrid but with a 3-0 victory over two legs, they ran away rather comfortably.
Champions League Quarterfinals 2nd leg schedule and kick-off timings
April 14, Wednesday
PSG vs Bayern Munich – 12:30 AM IST, Parc des Princes, Paris, France
Chelsea vs Porto – 12:30 AM IST, Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan, Seville, Spain
April 15, Thursday
Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City – 12:30 AM IST, BVB Stadion, Dortmund, Germany
Liverpool vs Real Madrid – 12:30 AM IST, Anfield, Liverpool, England