As well as the quarters, today’s draw will also see the draw made for the semis so the eight teams remaining will know their projected paths to the final. They will even discover who will be the ‘home’ team for the final in Madrid.
And finally on the housekeeping front, the two Manchester clubs can’t play at home on the same week. So if they are both drawn at home in the first or second leg, Manchester United – as the team that finished lower in their domestic league last season – would have their order of home and away leg reversed.
For those looking ahead to the final few rounds of this year’s competition, these are the dates for your diary:
- 9/10 April: Quarter-finals, first leg
- 16/17 April: Quarter-finals, second leg
- 30 April/1 May: Semi-finals, first leg
- 7/8 May: Semi-finals, second leg
- Saturday 1 June: Final – Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid
City are the favourites to win the competition, followed by Barcelona and Juventus. You’d imagine those three will be hoping to avoid one another.
The draw gets underway at 11am in Nyon.