Liverpool have been paired with Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, while Manchester City will take on Borussia Dortmund.
Somewhere else, Chelsea should attempt to explore a course past shock bundle Porto and there will be a re-match between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain – the two finalists from 2020.
All challenges at this phase of tip top European rivalry are mouth-watering, yet the draw for the last eight has hurled some fascinating tussles.
Liverpool and Real Madrid have plenty of history, with the Blancos emerging victorious against the Reds in the 2018 final as they conquered the continent for a 13th time, and will be expected to produce more fireworks when they lock horns.
Manchester City remain in the hunt for a historic quadruple this season, but Pep Guardiola’s efforts to deliver a first Champions League crown to the Etihad Stadium will be tested to the full by Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho and an exciting Borussia Dortmund side.
Porto , who prevailed as underdogs under Jose Mourinho 17 years ago, stunned Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus in the last 16 and face another tough task against a Chelsea side that are yet to suffer defeat under Thomas Tuchel.
Bayern Munich retain their grip on the most prestigious of prizes for now, but they were pushed all the way by PSG in last season’s showpiece and will need no reminding of the considerable threat posed to them by the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Champions League quarter-final draw in full
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund
Porto vs Chelsea
Bayern Munich vs PSG
Real Madrid vs Liverpool
Winner of QF 3 vs Winner of QF 1
Winner of QF 4 vs Winner of QF 2
When will the games take place?
The first legs of this season’s quarter-final clashes will take place on April 6 and 7, with the return dates being staged a week later.
Semi-final encounters are pencilled in for April 27 and 28, with the second legs once again being held the following week, and all of those still involved have their sights set on a final appearance in Istanbul on May 29.