UCL Draw: Manchester City Could Face Bayern Munich in Semifinals


It is convential wisdom, much as that phrase even has meaning that Manchester City or Bayern Munich are the favorites to win the UEFA Champions League tournament.

With the UCL draws made just hours ago, we learned that the two sides could meet in the semifinals of the tourney, should all go according to plan. (You got to be excited for Leroy Sane, right?).

From the quarterfinals onward, the tournament will now be single match elimination, instead of two legged ties. The action restarts with the four remaining round-of-16 second legs on August 7 and 8.

All matches will now be in Lisbon, with the quarterfinals staged August 12-16, the semis August 18-19 and the final on August 23. City will have to go all in on winning this one, as they could be banned from European competition for two years.

UEFA has handed them a two season ban for violation of FFP rules, which they have appealed. They are expected to learn the outcome of their appeal next week.

UCL Round of 16 Ties with Second Leg yet to be Played (Score from First Leg)

Juventus-Lyon 0-1

Manchester City vs Real Madrid 2-1

Bayern vs Chelsea 3-0

FC Barcelona vs Napoli 1-1

UCL Quarterfinal Draws

Real Madrid/Manchester City vs. Lyon/Juventus

RB Leipzig vs. Atletico Madrid

Napoli/Barcelona vs. Chelsea/Bayern Munich

Atalanta vs. Paris Saint-Germain

UCL Semifinal Draws 

Real Madrid/Manchester City or Lyon/Juventus vs. Napoli/Barcelona or Chelsea/Bayern Munich

RB Leipzig or Atletico Madrid vs. Atalanta or Paris Saint-Germain

For the UEFA Europa League draws go here.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly contributes to WGN TVSports IllustratedChicago Now and SB Nation.

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