Champions League draws, when and where to watch the draw live

Champions League draws, when and where to watch the draw live

Champions League draws

This year the Champions League draws that will draw the grid of challenges of the European championship for the next few weeks are particularly interesting for Italian fans. Napoli, Inter and Milan have all gone from the round of 16 to the quarter-finals, crowding the very last stages of the tournament in a way that hasn't happened for 17 years. And to find out how likely it is that the dream will continue until the semi-finals, there is very little to wait: in fact today the draws will take place which will appear for the teams remaining in the competition, also determining any derbies. The procedure lasts a few minutes and can be followed publicly live on various channels.

When are the Champions League draws

First of all, it is good to mark the time and set the alarm clock . The fateful moment is set for today, Friday 17 March, at 12:00. The procedure is simple and relatively quick. Eight balls are mixed in a container, and drawn in the order in which they will collide: first against second, third against fourth and so on. Odd teams will play the first leg at home; those tied will play the second leg at home.

Simultaneously with the draw for the quarter-finals, the draw for the Champions League semi-finals will also take place: in this case obviously the balls will have no name, but only the words "winner quarter-final x”, numbered from 1 to 4.

Where to see the Champions League draws

Unlike matches, split into a calendar divided between traditional broadcasts and streaming, this particular phase can be followed in all imaginable ways.

On digital terrestrial The simplest one is to turn on the television and tune it to Channel 20 of digital terrestrial. The event will be broadcast live and unencrypted.

On Amazon Prime Video The platform that refers to the e-commerce giant is already broadcasting the best matches on Wednesday, and won't even miss the appointment with the draw for the next matches. To access the live just point to the Prime Video website and look for the live on the home page.

About Mediaset The Mediaset group already provides access to the live via digital terrestrial, with the already mentioned Channel 20, but It also offers it in streaming through the Mediaset Infinity app and the Mediaset Sport portal.

On Sky The satellite network will also offer the content on linear channels but also in streaming. In the first case, just tune into the Sky Sport 24 channel, while in the second, the Sky Go platform must be used, in app format (for smartphones and tablets) or browser.

On Youtube and Alternatively, the event it can be followed from any web browser by pointing it to the UEFA website or the company's YouTube page.

Who is in the quarter-finals of the Champions League

Including "ours", the teams still in contention for the trophy are Bayern Munich, Benfica, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Manchester City, Milan, Naples and Real Madrid. In short, Italy has the highest number of teams lined up, followed by England with two teams and then by Spain, Portugal and Germany which have one team each. The probability that the quarterfinals will decimate our delegation is not low: both because there are no lower-category teams left at this level of the competition, and because the draws are open, and two of the Italians could end up fighting for the next round .