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CL Update: Porto vs Chelsea to be played in Spain; Lewandowski out for 4 weeks

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The Champions League quarter-finals is set to begin next month after the draw was conducted two weeks ago in Switzerland.

FC Porto who eliminated Juventus in the round of 16 are set to take on Tuchel’s Chelsea while Real Madrid will play Liverpool in a repeat of the 2018 final. Winners of these ties will meet in the semi-finals.

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On the other side of the draw, PSG will be hoping to go past defending champions Bayern Munich to book a place in the semis against either Manchester City or Borussia Dortmund.

Ahead of the games, we provide the latest update including the change of venue for the Chelsea vs Porto game and Lewandowski ‘s unavailability for the quarter-finals.

Porto vs Chelsea game to be played in Spain

UEFA has announced that both legs of the game between Porto and Chelsea will be played on neutral venue due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

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The Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan, which is the home stadium of Sevilla, is set to host both legs in April.

CL Update: Porto vs Chelsea to be played in Spain; Lewandowski out for 4 weeks
Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan will host both games between Chelsea and FC Porto

The first leg, which is classed as Porto’s home game, takes place on Wednesday, April 7 at 8pm UK time. The reverse fixture, classed as Chelsea’s home leg, will be played on Tuesday, April 13 and will also kick-off at 8pm UK time.

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Chelsea are already familiar with the venue having defeated Sevilla 4-0 in the last game of this season’s group stages.

Lewandowski ruled out

Bayern Munich will have to play last year’s finalist, PSG, without their star striker, Robert Lewandowski after the player was ruled out for four weeks.

Lewandowski suffered a knee injury during Poland’s 3-0 win against Andorra and is now set to spend some extra time on the sidelines.

Bayern Munich shared the news on their official Twitter page.

Champions League quarter-finals

Below are the pairings for the Champions League quarter-finals.

FC Porto vs Chelsea

Real Madrid vs Liverpool

Manchester City vs Dortmund

Bayern Munich vs PSG

 

 

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