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Champions League 2021 quarterfinal fixtures, lineups and live streams

Tue 13 April 2021 | 9:00

Are you ready for another round of exhilarating European football in the 2020-21 Champions League quarter final? Then follow us below as we provide all the information you might need about the games.

International break is finally over and we can get back to enjoying regular old club football. But while the top leagues in Europe go on about their usual business with quite an intense rivalry between some of the more unexpected teams at the top in leagues such as the Serie A and Ligue 1, we have another competition to be excited about as we have marked our calendars for April 6 and 7, eagerly waiting for the Champions League 2021 quarter final to start.

Despite the lack of energy which players used to receive from football fans at stadiums before the pandemic hit, clubs competing in the Round of 16 managed to produce a high quality competition and perform at their very best and we were lucky to witness some of the best games this season. We did get quite the drama as some of the clear underdogs managed to beat their goliath’s and qualify for the

2020-21 Champions League quarter final stage

.

Of course there were also those games where David was absolutely crushed by Goliath and the aggregate scoreline showed who the clear winner was. Dortmund managed to beat

Sevilla

5-4 on aggregate thanks to the brilliance of their young star Erling Braut Haaland. Paris Saint-Germain were able to hold off

Barcelona

and escape the nightmares of their past, which were the result of the Remontada, by drawing 1-1 at home and with Kylian Mbappe outshining Lionel Messi in the first leg by scoring a brilliant hat-trick to seal the deal before even going into the second leg.

Liverpool managed to beat

RB Leipzig

4-0 on aggregate despite their poor run of form in the Premier League, scoring 2 goals in each leg to ensure their qualification into the Champions League 2021 quarter final draw. Real Madrid also obviously went through to the next round by beating Atalanta 4-1 on aggregate, despite struggling to find their form in the first leg, which they won 1-0 thanks to a phenomenal right-foot long-range attempt from Ferland Mendy.

Quite unsurprisingly, Manchester City were also able to earn their spot in the

Champions League 2021 quarter final

after dominating Borussia Monchengladbach by scoring two goals in each leg of the Round of 16 and keeping a clean sheet in both clashes. Speaking of domination, Italian side Lazio were the unluckiest David of them all as they went against Bayern Munich, who have been quite the bogeyman of European football since winning the historical Sextuple last season. The German side ran a rout against

Lazio

as they humiliated the Serie A side with a 6-2 aggregate.

Chelsea were also the victors in one of the most dramatic matches of this season, in which the Blues managed to earn their spot in the

Champions League 2021 quarter final draw

by scoring two goals in the second leg against Atletico Madrid to make it 3-0 on aggregate. Of course the first leg was more intense thanks to a brilliant goal from Olivier Giroud in the second half of the first match.

But perhaps the most dramatic game of all was the clash between

Juventus

and Porto, during which fans of both side experienced an emotional rollercoaster of a match in both legs of the Round of 16. Porto managed to win the first leg thanks to goals from Mehdi Taremi, who cheekily got to the ball in the opposition box and put the ball into the back of the net, and Moussa Marega who doubled their lead in the 46th minute.

Of course Federico Chiesa managed to lower the deficit to one goal in the 82nd minute and increase his team’s hopes of another comeback in the Champions League. However, it didn’t go as planned in the second leg as the Italian side were shockingly held off to a 4-4 draw on aggregate, with the game ending in Porto’s side due to the away goals rule. Now let us see how the draws went for the 2020-21 Champions League quarter final.

Champions League 2021 quarter final draw

Only the best of the best reach this round after beating their rivals in the Round of 16. Now the draw has been already dealt with and we know who is going to face whom in the competition. Real Madrid and Liverpool are going to repeat the 2018 UCL final by going head to head in this season’s quarterfinals.

Manchester City are going to see their rumored prospect signing Erling Haaland in action as they lock horns with Borussia Dortmund. The two footballing giants Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, who many have betted their money on to win the trophy this season, are also facing each other in the

Champions League 2021 quarter final

. With the three games already revealed, only Porto and Chelsea remain, who will face each other this Wednesday at the same time that Bayern and PSG go head to head.

Now that we have taken a look at the draws for this season’s quarterfinals, let us see how things might go in the 2020/21Champions League quarter final matches and how the teams have prepared for the quite intense competition.

Champions League 2021 quarter final first leg

The first leg of the competition will kick off today as Real Madrid host Liverpool and Manchester City await Dortmund’s arrival while Paris Saint-Germain pay a visit to Bayern Munich, with Chelsea facing Porto away from home. Whose side are you on this week?

Real Madrid v Liverpool

  • Date: Tuesday, 6 April

  • Time: 21:00 CET

Liverpool fans and players don’t have any fond memories from their last meeting with the Spanish giants. The incidents and events from their last match, which dates back to 2018 when the two sides met in the 2018 Champions League final, are still shared on social media as people talk about how Sergio Ramos deliberately injured Mohamed Salah and how little details caused Loris Karius to botch everything up and concede three unimaginable goals from Los Blancos.

Of course these “excuses” were all what the actually are: Excuses. While Liverpool played a decent game they were no match for the

Real Madrid

players’ brilliance on the pitch, which was the most obvious when Gareth Bale scored the phenomenal overhead kick which even impressed Zinedine Zidane.

Of course everything is different nowadays. Liverpool managed to finally win the long-awaited Champions League and Real have terribly suffered from Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure and have not yet fully recovered from such a loss.

To analyze the

2020/21Champions League quarter final matches

, it might suffice for now to say that Liverpool are only just starting to slowly get back from their unbelievable poor run of form with three wins in their last five matches and  are currently sitting sixth on the Premier League table. Real Madrid, on the other hand, are in a much better position and are chasing their two fierce rivals Atletico Madrid and Barcelona to win the La Liga for a second consecutive season.

There are no solid news about the Champions League 2020-21 quarter final line ups for this match, but one thing is certain, and that is the fact that Mo Salah and his teammates can rest easy as Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos will not be a part of the starting XI due to an injury, which might even hold off the Spaniard from making it for the second leg of the quarterfinals.

Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund

  • Date: Tuesday, 6 April

  • Time: 21:00 CET

Manchester City

and Borussia Dortmund are quite unfamiliar with each other, as the two football powerhouses have only met on two other occasions, which date back to the 2012-13 season’s Champions League group stage. The two meetings ended in a 1-1 draw at the Etihad and a 1-0 win for Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park.

The Champions League 2021 quarter final will have one and only one focal point in the clash between Manchester City and Dortmund, which will be the German club’s star prospect Erling Haaland, who has been dubbed as both a literal goal machine and the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The reason behind this special attention is the fact that Man City are rumored to be one of the strongest contenders in the race for the England-born Norwegian striker’s signature, despite manager Pep Guardiola insisting that they will not be buying any new players this summer even after Aguero’s departure.

Manchester City have been in terrific form lately and have created quite a comfortable gap between themselves and the second spot in the league, which belongs to

Manchester United

. The Cityzens seem to be the clear winners of the Premier League this season and have turned their attention towards finally winning the Champions League, which has always shown a team’s class and power more than Europe’s top-five leagues.

Dortmund, however, have struggled to find their form in the league this season, even barely qualifying for the 2020/21Champions League quarter final matches after their intense showdown against Sevilla in the Round of 16.

Will Haaland managed to shine for his team once again? Will we see a highly competitive and balanced match from the two sides? All will be revealed thanks to the available Champions League 2020/21 quarter final live streams, with all the streaming services and TV channels supporting the competition focusing all their attention on these games. Services such as DAZN, beIN Sports CONNECT and the BT Sport app will provide live streams of the match this evening.

Bayern Munich v PSG

  • Date: Tuesday, 7 April

  • Time: 21:00 CET

Perhaps the most eagerly awaited of the games amongst

Champions League 2020-21 quarter final line ups

is the battle of the giants, the clash between the King Kong and Godzilla of football, or simply the meeting between

Bayern Munich

and Paris Saint-Germain. The French side will certainly be more than eager to get their revenge after bitterly losing last season’s final to Hansi Flick’s Bayern. The two sides have met each other on nine other occasions previously, four of which have ended in Bayern Munich’s favor and PSG have won the other five.

While the Bavarians are strolling through to yet another Bundesliga title being seven points clear off RB Leipzig, the Parisians have not had much luck in Ligue 1 this season, as they have struggled to be the clear winners of their respective league and repeat their previous success. 

They are currently second in the French league, three points behind league leaders Lille who have 66 points and are planning on keeping their lead strong.

Of course PSG have received some incredible news from Bayern’s camp as it has been confirmed that the German side’s phenomenal superstar Robert Lewandowski is set to miss both legs due to injury and Paris have the chance to striker early and get a good grip of the game in the first leg played away from their home.

This

Champions League 2021 quarter final

match has the potential to bring us one of the most memorable and legendary nights of our lives. The only question is that will both of the sides be able to be on their best of forms and deliver a good performance?

Porto v Chelsea

  • Date: Tuesday, 7 April

  • Time: 21:00 CET

Porto have certainly had to work hard to earn their place in this round of the UEFA Champions League and will surely work even harder to keep their European form going as they aim to beat Chelsea by grabbing an early lead in the first leg at home.

The two sides are not that much familiar with each other just like Dortmund and Manchester City, as this tie will only be their second time facing each other in a Knockout stage, with the first time dating back to the 2006-07 season when the London-based club managed to qualify for the next stage with a 3-2 aggregate.

Having this unfamiliarity might cause both teams to play it safe and get used to each other’s pace and rhythm before launching a full-on attack after melting the ice in the early minutes. Of course it could also take a whole match for the two sides to drop the act and play with more intensity. Thomas Tuchel’s side will surely be looking to get back up on their feet after a disastrous show against West Bromwich, who managed to give a taste of defeat in the Premier League to Tuchel with a 5-2 rout on Saturday.

The

Champions League 2020/21 quarter final live streams

for this match include services and you can catch the game on ESPN Sur, beIN Sports CONNECT, DStv Now, Sky Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and even listen to a live commentary of the match on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Champions League 2021 quarter final second leg

The world of football was blown away by how intense and thrilling the first leg of the quarter-finals was in this year’s UEFA Champions League. We got to see many beautiful goals and brilliant assists in each game, as all contenders have managed to keep a tight gap between each other, of course maybe all other than Porto, who suffered a disappointing loss at home to Chelsea.

But we will get back to that in a few minutes. The Champions League 2020/21 quarter final live streams were blown away by the sheer number of viewers, which is all thanks to the unfortunate pandemic that we are going through. The eight teams competing in the quarter-finals are all obviously strong and capable of winning this year’s UCL trophy. But from what we have seen, some of the more experience and decorated teams have a better shot at winning the old trophy this time around.

No matter what, one thing is for sure and many teams going through to the next round can be thankful of this fact. Either Paris Saint-Germain or Bayern Munich will have to say goodbye to the competition as they have drawn each other in this round. Let us have a look at the details and everything that went on in the first leg of the matches, while also analyzing everything that might go on in the return leg and providing information about the matches that will go down this Tuesday and Wednesday.

PSG v Bayern Munich

  • Date: Tuesday, 13 April

  • Time: 21:00 CET

The judgment day is nigh. All eyes will be watching. Millions are excited to see how things pan out in the end for two of the powerhouses in Europe, who have recently taken advantage of Real Madrid and Barcelona’s dip in form to rise to the absolute top and stay at the pinnacle of football. Bayern Munich are surely one scary beast that the Parisians must be aware of, despite the fact that the Bavarians are surely missing their star striker Robert Lewan’goal’ski.

While we hope you forgive our poor reference to the even poorer joke cracked by the obviously funny and also prolific Thomas Muller, let us see how the first leg went for both sides and how they might form up in their second clash on Tuesday.

The first leg started as intense as a Champions League game could get, with Kylian Mbappe showing off his goalscoring skills and his unbelievable potential from early on. The French striker showed his lethality in front of goal by opening the scoring after just three minutes into the game. PSG later added a second goal in the 28th minute thanks to an attempt from Marquinhos.

While many had started to doubt Bayern could bounce back from the scoreline without the help of their injured striker, Eric Maxim Chuop-Moting scored a goal for the Bundesliga side in the 37th minute and reduced the deficit to one goal. Later on in the second half, the joker, Thomas Muller scored the equalizer in the 60th minute. But Mbappe’s class was just too much for the defenders to handle, as the exciting prospect scored his brace eight minute after Bayern’s equalizer to make it 3-2 in the end.

There are no news of the Champions League 2020-21 quarter final line ups as of yet, but Bayern will surely be working on their shooting accuracy. The German club had a total of 31 shots compared to

PSG

’s 6. While the number of attempts were quite high, only 12 of those attempts were on target, compared to the 5 on target shots from the Parisians.

There is no doubt that Hansi Flick’s side play with an unbelievable intensity, but they might have to bring in the big guns for the second leg if they want to have a chance at completing a comeback.

Chelsea v Porto

  • Date: Tuesday, 13 April

  • Time: 21:00 CET

There were rumors saying that

Chelsea

players had in fact burst into celebration mode after hearing that they had drawn Porto for this season’s UCL quarterfinals. Well, now we know why. There was in fact quite the stir regarding the speculations about the claimed celebrations, as Porto captain and ex-Real Madrid center-back Pepe had spoken out against such rumors, which resulted in another former Real Madrid player Mateo Kovacic, who currently plays for Chelsea, to come out and deny any allegations about such a behavior.

Porto had a tough time against Chelsea in the first leg of the quarter-finals, which in part might have been due to missing their main attacking star, Mehdi Taremi, who had in turn missed the first match after receiving quite a dumb red card in the Round of 16 second leg match against Juventus. In the match, despite Porto having more shots both on and off target, it was Chelsea who emerged victorious thanks to goals from Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell, who put the ball into the back of the net in the 32nd and 85th minutes respectively.

Since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel as the new Chelsea manager and replacing club legend Frank Lampard, the Blues of London have seen quite a change, winning most of their matches under their new coach. Porto will have to beat quite the difficult odds as the following fun fact might lower the hope that Portuguese club’s supporters had of completing a comeback.

The fact is that only on four occasions has a side managed to progress to the next round in the Champions League after losing the first leg at home without scoring any goals. The teams to have ever managed to do so are Ajax (1995-96), Manchester United (2018-19) Inter Milan (2010-11) and Tottenham (2018-19). Per usual, matches switch over between Tuesday and Wednesday after the first leg. So we will be enjoying another epic night in Porto’s epic tale on Tuesday instead of Wednesday.

Liverpool v Real Madrid

  • Date: Tuesday, 14 April

  • Time: 21:00 CET

Perhaps many

Liverpool

fans were happy that Sergio Ramos was not going to be on Real Madrid’s starting XI as the nightmares of the 2018 Champions League final were already too much for some to handle. But despite the fact that Zinedine Zidane had lost his captain to injury and later lost his second man in command in the backline to Coronavirus, Los Blancos were still able to snatch a victory against the Reds at home.

Raphael Varane’s absence due to testing positive for COVID-19 shook the hearts of Real Madrid fans as they had to make due with a rather disappointing Eder Militao. However, the Brazilian had quite a solid performance alongside his teammate Nacho, as they managed to hold off many of Liverpools attacks from the middle. But Jurgen Klopp’s team once again suffered defensively as many of Madrid’s through balls made it to their target and the Reds could do nothing about it.

Being at the mercy of the Galacticos, Liverpool managed to score a goal in the 51st minute. But the effort was not enough as Real’s Vinicius Junior and Marco Asensio were on top form as the Brazilian youngster scored a brilliant brace and the Spaniard added another to make it 3-1 in their favor. The goals were of course beautiful, but Toni Kroos’ phenomenal assist for Vinicius was what made the headlines.

Real Madrid’s will now be paying a visit to Anfield for the third time in UCL history on Wednesday. In the two previous meetings, each team got away with a win, with Liverpool winning the first 4-0 in 2009 and with Real winning the second meeting 3-0 back in 2014. Jurgen Klopp’s men will surely have a tough time against Zinedine Zidane’s squad, who Zidane believes are at their “physical limit”. Everything is up for grab and we are definitely going to see a heavily intense and dramatic match this Wednesday.

Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City

  • Date: Tuesday, 14 April

  • Time: 21:00 CET

Manchester City

fans were absolutely thrilled for two reasons last week, one being the crucial win that they got in the first leg, and the other being the fact that Dortmund striker Erling Haaland admitted that the Etihad Stadium was in fact beautiful. With the rumors about the Norwegian prospect joining Manchester City growing in recent weeks, many had their eyes on the 20-year-old to see how he would perform, and perform he did.

While Haaland did not manage to score a goal himself in the first leg, he did provide the assist for Marco Reus to reduce the deficit to one goal and grab a vital away goal in the city of Manchester. Pep Guardiola’s side will have to be very careful of what they do in the return leg, as the German side are indeed capable of punishing the English club for the slightest of mistakes.

There was also the controversy of a disallowed goal in the first leg, when apparently a completely fine goal from Juden Bellingham was wrongly disallowed by the referee. Bellingham scored the equalizer having charged down Ederson just outside of Man City’s box and gotten to the ball after a botched heavy touch from the goalkeeper.

He tapped the ball into the back of the net after nipping it off the Brazilian goalkeeper’s toes. But the goal was unbelievably disallowed by the main official, who believed that the 17-year-old had fouled Ederson. Bellingham also got booked by the referee after protesting the wrong decision that could certainly have a crucial effect on the outcome of the round.

Of course the Spanish manager will also have to refrain from making his tactics too extraordinary, which can be sometimes even too complicated for his own players, which has been one of the main reasons of why he has not managed to win the good old European trophy since his Barcelona days.

As it was obvious in City’s shock loss against Leeds United in the Premier League, Guardiola has rested some of his key players so that he can have a fully fit and ready squad for the clash against Borussia Dortmund. The game will kick off at the same time as the match between Real Madrid and Liverpool. The question is, can City hold off Haaland and co.? Or will the Norwegian striker inspire his team to a dramatic comeback at home?

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