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UCL draw simulated: Chelsea get exiting fixture as Romelu Lukaku faces tough challenge

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The Champions League draw takes place on Friday, and Chelsea will find out who will face them in the quarter-finals of the competition they are hoping to win for the third time.

The UEFA Champions League draw will take place tomorrow, and Chelsea will find out who they will face in the European competition’s quarter-finals.

The Blues are looking to lift the prestigious European Title for the third time this season, as Graham Potter seeks his first major award since taking over as head coach six months ago. Chelsea defeated Borussia Dortmund last week, winning the second leg 2-0 to advance to the last eight with a 2-1 on aggregate.

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Real Madrid defeated Liverpool last night, and Napoli defeated Eintracht Frankfurt to round off the eight clubs still competing in the Champions League. So, the knockout tournament’s quarterfinals will feature Real Madrid, Napoli, Manchester City, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Benfica, Bayern Munich, and Chelsea.

Chelsea can compete against any team still in the competition now that we are in the final eight. As a result, even though they have already played AC Milan twice this season, they might yet get them again, along with fellow English team Man City.

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If the Blues receive Benfica in the actual draw, Chelsea fans might be excited.

The simulation would result in Enzo Fernandez’s return to Portugal after he departed the team in the January transfer window for a British record fee. Benfica is now ranked third-lowest among all of the teams still in the competition according to UEFA’s official club rankings. It would undoubtedly be one that Chelsea supporters would take from what they could get.

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In the round of 16, Inter Milan defeated Porto over two legs, and Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku, who scored the game’s lone goal, would go up against Bayern Munich in the semifinals. The German team, which is currently looking like one of the teams to beat in this season’s championship, would present the Belgian with a difficult task.

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Real Madrid would face Napoli in what appears to be an exciting match. Los Blancos were too strong for Liverpool in the round of 16, while Napoli impressed once more against Eintracht Frankfurt of Germany.

Manchester City would play AC Milan in the other match that we simulated. In the round of 16, Man City destroyed RB Leipzig 8-1 overall thanks to five goals from Erling Haaland in the second leg at the Etihad Stadium.

Milan eliminated Antonio Conte from the competition by defeating Tottenham 1-0 on the overall score after two legs.

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