Bayern Munich have one foot in the 2019-20 Champions League quarter-finals following their 3-0 thrashing of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their Round of 16 tie back in February.
The second leg will now be played on Saturday 8 August at the Allianz Arena, more than a month after the German champions’ final competitive game.
Meanwhile, the English Premier League opponents could play as late as the weekend before, should they reach the FA Cup final. Frank Lampard’s side face Manchester United this weekend to determine one of the finalists. Failing that, their Premier League season ends next weekend. Bayern Munich are actually the 15/4 favourites to win this season’s Champions League with the best betting sites online.
Hansi Flick’s side surely have the talent to see out the tie regardless of the lack of competitive football they will have. Whilst they did look short of themselves in their first game back following the three-month disruption, they will ran out 2-0 winners in that game.
Provided there isn’t a huge surprise, who would Bayern Munich face in the quarter-finals?
The same night they won 3-0 at Stamford Bridge, Napoli and Barcelona played out a 1-1 draw at the Stadio San Paolo in Italy. The second leg at Camp Nou will also take place on Saturday 8 August, with the winner set to meet the Bavarians in Portugal the following week.
Benfica’s Estadio da Luz will host the single-legged tie on Friday 14 August, which will be the third quarter-final tie that take place over four days from 12 August, all in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon.
Should Bayern Munich progress from their semi-final they will face the winner of Atalanta versus Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-finals at Sporting Club of Portugal’s Estadio Jose Alvalade on Wednesday 19 August. Both sides managed to complete their Round of 16 ties before the disruption, meaning the quarter-final against each other will be their first Champions League match since the restart. It will also be PSG’s first competitive match since March with Ligue 1 having cancelled the remainder of their season.