The draw for the quarter-final stage of the UEFA Champions League has been conducted and expectedly, some tasty ties are in the offing.
The draw, which took place on Friday at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, did not involve seedings, so the featured teams could face opposition from the same country as well as teams they encountered in the group stage.
Consequently, there is an all-Italian clash which pitches Victor Osimhen and his Napoli teammates against AC Milan while Chelsea have a mountain to climb over two legs against the defending champions, Real Madrid.
While Napoli and Real Madrid secured qualification for the quarter-final in emphatic fashion with home and away wins over Eintracht Frankfurt and Liverpool respectively, Chelsea and AC Milan barely squeezed past Dortmund and Tottenham, respectively.
Inter Milan on their part are up against Benfica in one of the other quarter-final pairings, which means victory for the Nerazzurri will set up an all-Italian semi-final clash with whoever wins in the Napoli and AC Milan contest
The last quarter-final pairing has free-scoring Manchester City going up against the formidable Bayern Munich team with the winner facing either Real Madrid or Chelsea in the semi-final.
These fixtures promise to be thrilling encounters with some of the best clubs in Europe fighting for a place in the semi-finals.
The first legs of the quarter-finals are scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 11 April, and Wednesday, 12 April.
The second legs will follow on Tuesday, 18 April, and Wednesday, 19 April.
The semi-finals will follow in May, with the final taking place in Istanbul on 10 June.