Champions League – Liverpool face Chelsea again


Liverpool will face Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals, the fifth consecutive season they have met in the competition.

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Liverpool have won two and Chelsea one of the clubs’ recent battles in Europe, but the Blues won the most recent in last year’s semi-finals.

Rafa Benitez’s side won the 2004/05 semi-final, before the teams locked horns in the 2005/06 group stage. Liverpool then won the 2006/07 semi-final against Chelsea, who turned the tables under Avram Grant in last season’s semis.

Holders Manchester United play Portuguese champions FC Porto, while Arsenal meet Villarreal of Spain.

If both Premier League clubs win those ties, they will face off in the last four – their first Champions League meeting.

The winners of the Liverpool-Chelsea tie will take on either Barcelona or Bayern Munich, with the pair meeting in the other quarter-final.


Villarreal v Arsenal

Manchester United v Porto

Liverpool v Chelsea

Barcelona v Bayern Munich

* First legs to be played April 7 and 8

Second legs to be played April 14 and 15


Manchester United or Porto v Villarreal or Arsenal

Barcelona or Bayern Munich v Liverpool or Chelsea

* First legs to be played on April 28 and 29

* Second legs to be played May 5 and 6

The UEFA Cup quarter-final draw follows at 12:00 UK time, and again you can watch it all live right here.