MANCHESTER – The UEFA Champions League season 2022/23 quarter finals first leg will be played on 11th and 12th April, involving four teams in two game times.
On Tuesday night, Benfica will play against Inter Milan at Estadio da Luz, the Portuguese club hope to continue their journey as a dark horse to become the UCL semi finalist.
The leading team of Primeira Liga maintain their strength to compete in the European event, having several remarkable players including Goncalo Ramos and Joao Mario, although they sold Enzo Fernandez to Chelsea last January.
Inter Milan is expecting a tough battle in the away game, as they were unable to win their last six matches, standing in fifth place of the Serie A table.
Internazionale eliminated another Portuguese club Porto with aggregate 1-0 in the Champions League round of 16.
Clash of giants: City Vs Bayern
Another match of the UCL Last 8 on the same day is surely to be highly focused, where Manchester City will face Bayern Munich at Etihad Stadium.
The English Premier League powerhouse met their first major challenge in the European competition this season, in their mission to hail the first title in club history.
The Blue Moons’ head coach Pep Guardiola will play against his former club, which brought the German giant three Bundesliga trophies during his term.
Bayern’s newly signed team manager Thomas Tuchel bears a huge responsibility to lead the six times European winner to go further, which is the German biggest task since he took his position last month.
The odds of this clash of the giants tonight favoured City, as they hold the advantage as a home team, plus they have a few top players in fiery performance, including Erling Haaland, Kevin de Bruyne and Jack Grealish.
Madrid Vs Chelsea, Milan Vs Napoli
On Wednesday night, Real Madrid welcomed Chelsea at Bernabeu Stadium, looking forward to having a good start on their road to defending the championship.
The Spanish giant is now in second place of the LaLiga standings, thirteen points away from Barcelona, giving them a huge mission to win the UCL title as their only trophy this season.
The White Squad expects less difficulty to beat the Blue Lions at home, as the visiting team is suffering in poor condition, unable to win in their last four Premier League matches, and failing to score in the last three games.
Some more, Frank Lampard who returned as a head coach again, is being doubted of his ability to lead the London giant to confront the 14 times UCL winner.
Meanwhile, another Champions League quarter final involved two Serie A clubs, ensuring one Italian team into the semi final.
AC Milan will face Napoli at San Siro tonight, the seven times European winner has a disadvantage to fight the Blue Squad who is in superb condition, leading the Serie A table with an enormous gap of 16 points.
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