Five former European champions with a combined 29 titles will be in the Champions League quarter-finals draw on Friday.
Five-time winner Barcelona completed the line-up on Wednesday, joining Real Madrid (12 titles), Bayern Munich and Liverpool (five each), and Juventus (two) in the draw at UEFA headquarters.
Champions League trophy. AFP
Manchester City, Roma and Sevilla are seeking a first title in the 63-year history of the European Cup and Champions League.
Madrid aims to be the first club to win in three straight years since Bayern won its third title in 1976.
The open draw for the quarter-finals is the first stage of the competition with no seeding and no restrictions on teams from the same country playing each other. Clubs from the same national association can be drawn against each other. The side drawn first will play the first leg at home.
The first legs of the quarter-finals will be played over 3-4 April, with the returns scheduled for 10-11 April.
The Champions League draw will be followed by the draw for the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
For the first time in the Europa League’s history, eight clubs from eight different countries have reached the quarter-final stage of the tournament.
Arsenal (England), Atletico Madrid (Spain), CSKA Moscow (Russia), Lazio (Italy), RB Leipzig (Germany), Marseille (France), Salzburg (Austria) and Sporting Lisbon (Porto) are the teams vying for the title.
Just like the Champions League draw, there is no country protection for the teams in Europa League draw as well.
The first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals take place on 5 April with the return fixtures a week later on 12 April.
Take a look at all you need to know about watching the two draws live.
When and where is the draw?
The Champions League and Europa League draws will take place on 16 March, Friday at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
What time will the draws start?
The Champions League draw will take place first and it will start at 4.30 pm IST. The Europa League draw will be held after that and it will start at 5.30 pm.
Where can I watch the draws live?
The draws will be broadcast on SONY TEN 2 and SONY TEN 2 HD.
Can I follow the draws online?
Both the draws will be streamed live on UEFA.com. You can also follow them on the live blogs on Firstpost.com.
With inputs from agencies