Every Upcoming UWCL Quarterfinal Tie, Ranked by How Hyped We Are to See Them

We may have almost two months to go before the final eight compete, but the wait is killing us.

By Alexandra Cadet

The UWCL knockout stage draw took place two weeks ago, and (barring any retries) it’s officially time to look forward to the quarterfinal games in March. Eight teams will battle it out for a chance to reach the final in Turin––but, as with any Champions League tournament, some matches may generate more anticipation than others. Here are all four of the quarterfinal ties that fans can look forward to, ranked by how excited we are for them to commence.

Pour one out for Real Madrid, everybody. (Photo courtesy of Managing Madrid)

4) Barcelona vs. Real Madrid

March 30, 2022, 12:45 P.M. ET

El Clásico matches are always a treat, especially when they’re in the Champions League. The only reason why this match isn’t ranked higher is that Barca’s victory is almost assured; the chances of a CL debutante beating one of the best teams of all time are slim to none. Still, crazier things have happened in the soccer world, so maybe Real have a fighting chance…wait, nope. Never mind. They’re doomed.

3) Arsenal vs. Wolfsburg

March 31, 2022, 12:45 P.M. ET

Arsenal may have qualified for the quarters, but they looked pretty bad while doing so. They got clobbered by Barcelona twice (but then again, who hasn’t), and suffered a 4–1 defeat to Hoffenheim on the 15th. Their group stage slump suggests we might not be treated to champagne footy in their two games against Wolfsburg. Nonetheless, with talents like Viviane Miedema and Tabea Waßmuth on the pitch, expect this match to be decent entertainment.

Arsenal struggled immensely in their game against Hoffenheim, but managed to clinch second place in Group C. (Photo courtesy of UEFA)

2) Lyon vs. Juventus

March 31, 2022, 3:00 P.M. ET

Lyon, a historically successful club looking to win a competition they cruised through in years past. Juventus, a team that managed to defy the odds and sneak past Chelsea in the group stage. Not to mention, a final in Turin hanging in the balance for the latter team. This tie has narrative written all over it. 

1) PSG vs. Bayern

March 30, 2022, 3:00 P.M. ET

This will be an extremely exciting face-off between teams with plenty of offensive firepower and sizable title ambitions. Judging by PSG’s red-hot league form, they’ll most likely have the advantage in the tie. But don’t count Bayern out; they destroyed Benfica 4–0 in their last group stage match, and will do whatever it takes to reach the semis for the second time in a row. If you’re only able to watch one quarter final tie, make sure it’s this one.

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