Roberto Di Matteo of Chelsea were drawn against Benfica in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, with the first leg to be played in Portugal.

The Stamford Bridge club are the last remaining English team in the League until after the last eight after epic win Wednesday over Napoli.

And Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, who earlier in March Andre Villas-Boas seemingly about a fear of failure in the Champions League dismissals, it is unlikely that any complaints about the next opponents of his club.

Benfica knocked off Zenit St. Petersburg in the last 16, but were better pulls the two Spanish heavyweights of Barcelona and Real Madrid, with the tie against their former club pitting Ramires and David Luiz.

Jorge Jesus team finished above Manchester United in Group c of the qualification phase for the knock-out phase, but they are on paper under the weaker teams.


The draw for the semi-finals was not so friendly at Chelsea and they must eliminate Benfica, they will face AC Milan or Pep Guardiola the defending champions, Barcelona.

Arsenal’s conquerors, Milan and Barcelona were again drawn together in group stages together twice this season.

Real Madrid’s Jose Mourinho the reward for the two-legged victory against CSKA Moscow was a draw against big underdogs APOEL and the first stage will be played in Cyprus.

Bayern Munich, which will stage the final Allianz Arena this season on May 19, will be faced with Didier Deschamps ‘ with the opening encounter in Marseille, France.

Thanks to the fact really, who would take on Bayern or Marseille in the semis, and Barcelona remained on opposite sides of the draw, the two Spanish rivals could meet in what could be a last dream.

Quarterfinal ties will be played on March 27/28th and April 3rd/4th, while the semifinal held on April 17th/18th and 24/25.

Source Package: SKY


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