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Premier League

Arsenal face Chelsea in Champions League quarter-final clash

The Champions League favourites Arsenal will play London rivals Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the competition.

The two remaining Premiership sides in the competition - first and second in the domestic league - were paired together at UEFA's draw today.

The match will be the first encounter between two English sides in European competition since the country was readmitted following a six-year ban in 1991.

Manchester United's conquerors Porto were handed a tie with Lyon whilst nine-times winners Real Madrid will face Monaco. Holders AC Milan will play Deportivo La Coruna.


FC Porto v Lyon
Real Madrid v Monaco
Chelsea v Arsenal
AC Milan v Deportivo

First Legs to be played 23/24 March
Second Legs to be played 6/7 April

Semi-final draw
Real Madrid or Monaco v Arsenal or Chelsea
FC Porto or Lyon v AC Milan or Deportivo

First Legs to be played 20/21 April
Second legs to be played 4/5 May

Final Draw

Real Madrid or Monaco or Arsenal or Chelsea v FC Porto or Lyon or AC Milan or Deportivo