The remaining 12 UEFA Champions League contenders have learned what stands between them and the trophy.

The 12 remaining 2019/20 UEFA Champions League hopefuls can now plot their paths to the final after the quarter-final and semi-final draws were held in Nyon.

Quarter-final draw

  1. Real Madrid (ESP) / Manchester City (ENG) vs Lyon (FRA) / Juventus (ITA)
  2. Leipzig (GER) vs Atlético (ESP)
  3. Napoli (ITA) / Barcelona (ESP) vs Chelsea (ENG) / Bayern München (GER)
  4. Atalanta (ITA) vs Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)

Semi-final draw

  1. Winner quarter-final 1 vs winner quarter-final 3
  2. Winner quarter-final 2 vs winner quarter-final 4

The winner of semi-final 2 was drawn as the home team – for administrative purposes – for the final, which is being held at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on Sunday 23 August.

This season’s quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Lisbon, Portugal in August. All these ties will be single-leg fixtures.

Draw facts
• Leipzig and Atlético have never played each other.

• Atlético have won their last eight knockout ties against German sides. Their last aggregate defeat came against Dynamo Dresden in the 1979/80 UEFA Cup first round.

• Atalanta and Paris have never played each other.

• Paris are without a win in their last eight matches against Serie A opposition (D6 L2), since a 3-1 victory against Parma in March 1996.

• The last three times Bayern and Barcelona have met in the UEFA Champions League, the winners went on to lift the trophy: 2014/15 semi-finals (Barcelona), 2012/13 semi-finals (Bayern), 2008/09 quarter-finals (Barcelona).

• Real Madrid and Juventus have met 21 times in UEFA competition, including Madrid’s wins in the UEFA Champions League finals in 1998 (1-0) and 2017 (4-1).

• Lyon took four points off Manchester City in last season’s UEFA Champions League group stage – three coming in a shock 2-1 victory at the City of Manchester Stadium on Matchday 1.

How the draws worked
It was an open draw, so there was no seeding or country protection.

Key dates
7–8 August: Round of 16 second legs (home teams’ stadiums)
12–15 August: Quarter-finals (Lisbon)
18–19 August: Semi-finals (Lisbon)
23 August: Final (Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon)

All kick-off times 21:00 CET.

Manchester City have vowed to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after being hit with a two-season ban from European competition on Friday.

European football’s governing body, UEFA imposed the punishment on the English giants for breaches of their financial fair play rules.

City said in a statement they were “disappointed but not surprised” by the outcome of a “prejudicial process” and would now seek an “impartial judgment” by commencing CAS proceedings at “the earliest opportunity”.

UEFA accidentally ‘revealed’ this season’s Champions League winners to be Liverpool on their website early on Friday.

At the top of one of the competition’s web pages, the words ‘Season 2017/18’ with Liverpool’s crest could be spotted.

Below the Reds’ badge sat the word ‘Winner’. Liverpool take on Real Madrid in the final in Kiev on May 26, some two weeks away.

The mistake was quickly fixed but not before Twitter users snapped the error and posted it on the social media channel.

Liverpool progressed to the final with a 7-6 aggregate semi-final win over Roma. Despite losing 4-2 on Wednesday, Jurgen Klopp’ side’s emphatic first leg win was enough to see the Reds across the line.

Real Madrid scraped their way into the final despite Bayern Munich doing their best at the Santiago Bernabeu.

A 2-2 draw saw Zinedine Zidane’s side reach their third successive Champions League final.

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UEFA on Thursday announced its 2017 Team of the Year.

A new voting record was set.

A grand total of 8,779,639 million votes were cast by supporters around the world, an increase of over 1.6 million on the previous year’s tally of 7.15 million.

Players from the Spanish league dominated the final XI, with a total of six making the team.

There was a record 12th appearance for Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Portuguese ace one of five players to be chosen from European champions Real Madrid CF.

His team-mate Sergio Ramos received the most votes with 588,315.

The line-up is based on a 4-4-2 formation, which was by far the most popular system chosen by fans during the voting process with 459,797 selections.

UEFA Team of the Year 2017 below:

Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus & Italy); Dani Alves (Juventus/Paris Saint-Germain & Brazil), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid CF & Spain), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus & Italy), Marcelo (Real Madrid CF & Brazil); Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City FC & Belgium, Toni Kroos (Real Madrid CF & Germany), Luka Modrić (Real Madrid CF & Croatia); Eden Hazard (Chelsea FC & Belgium; Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona & Argentina), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid CF & Portugal)