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Bayern coming for a Barcelona record? What Uefa’s Champions League draw means for each team’s chances

By Harry Edwards

Champions League favourites: Betting odds for knockout stage, winners | SBK

Published: 11:55, 10 July 2020 | Updated: 9:56, 3 August 2020

After what feels like forever, the draw for the remainder of the 2019/20 Champions League campaign has been made and Manchester City are now favourites to win.

Before football took its break in March, four teams had secured their place in the quarter-finals, including Atletico Madrid, who knocked out holders Liverpool 4-2 on aggregate after a thrilling 3-2 extra-time win at Anfield.

Atletico were joined by Paris Saint-Germain, in the quarter-finals for the first time since 2016 thanks to a 3-2 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund despite losing the first leg 2-1.

There were also two confirmed newcomers in the Champions League quarter-final draw in the form of Atalanta and RB Leizpig, who knocked out Valencia and Tottenham Hotspur respectively.

The bizarre nature surrounding the 2019/20 season means that the draw was made before the final last-16 ties were complete, meaning some teams still do not know who they will be facing.

Pre-draw favourites Bayern Munich are the only side with a clear advantage going into the second legs, holding a 3-0 lead over Premier League side Chelsea. They will also be looking to become just the second European club to win ‘the treble’ on two occasions, after Barcelona, having already wrapped up the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal

Pre-draw odds*: SBK

  • Bayern Munich (3/1)
  • Manchester City (31/10)
  • Paris Saint-Germain (34/5)
  • Barcelona (7/1)
  • Atletico Madrid (12/1)
  • Atalanta (29/2)
  • Juventus (15/1)
  • RB Leipzig (20/1)
  • Real Madrid (26/1)
  • Lyon (41/1)
  • Chelsea (43/1)
  • Napoli (54/1)

*Odds correct at time of writing (11:00 10/07/2020).

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Also taking leads into their second legs are Lyon, who beat Juventus 1-0, and Manchester City. The latter have a 2-1 advantage over Real Madrid while Barcelona’s tie with Napoli is evenly poised at 1-1, though the Blaugrana have what could be a crucial away goal.

But this could not take away the excitement of the draw, with a potential match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich the standout tie of the round (should they overcome Napoli and Chelsea respectively) with all games being played over just one leg in Lisbon between 7-8 August.

Another potentially huge tie could see one of Real Madrid or Manchester City host Lyon or Juventus. There were two guaranteed ties made from the draw with RB Leipzig facing Atletico Madrid in what will be an exciting battle between defence and attack, while PSG take on Atalanta.

Draws were also made for the remainder of the tournament, with the potential for an El Clasico semi-final. However, for that to happen, Real Madrid will have to knock out the new favourites Manchester City. They have been backed to win the Champions League for the first time, potentially making up for their poor Premier League title defence.

Man City replaced Bayern Munich, whose route to the final could see them take on Barcelona before a potential reunion with Pep Guardiola in the semi-finals.

Post-draw odds: SBK

  • Manchester City (31/10)
  • Bayern Munich (17/5)
  • Paris Saint-Germain (41/10)
  • Barcelona (37/5)
  • Atletico Madrid (10/1)
  • Atalanta (13/1)
  • Juventus (31/2)
  • RB Leipzig (33/2)
  • Real Madrid (31/1)
  • Chelsea (31/1)
  • Lyon (41/1)
  • Napoli (59/1)

Remaining Champions League last-16 ties:

  • Juventus vs Lyon (0-1 after first leg)
  • Manchester City vs Real Madrid (2-1 after first leg)
  • Bayern Munich vs Chelsea (3-0 after first leg)
  • Manchester City vs Real Madrid (2-1 after first leg)

The last-16 ties will be played at the grounds of the home team, between 7-8 August.

Champions League quarter-final draw in full:

  • Real Madrid/Manchester City vs Lyon/Juventus
  • RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid
  • Napoli/Barcelona vs Chelsea/Bayern Munich
  • Atalanta vs Paris Saint-Germain

The quarter-final ties will be single-legged and played in Lisbon between 12-15 August.

Champions League semi-final draw in full:

  • Real Madrid/Manchester City/Lyon/Juventus vs Napoli/Barcelona/Chelsea/Bayern Munich
  • RB Leipzig/Atletico Madrid vs Atalanta/Paris Saint-Germain

The semi-final ties will be single-legged and played in Lisbon between 18-19 August.

Champions League final draw:

  • RB Leipzig/Atletico Madrid/Atalanta/Paris Saint-Germain vs Real Madrid/Manchester City/Lyon/Juventus/Napoli/Barcelona/Chelsea/Bayern Munich

The 2019/20 Champions League final will be held at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz on August 23.