The 2022-23 UEFA Champions League will conclude the Round of 16 stage in the next two weeks, sending eight teams to the quarterfinal round of Europe’s top club competition. Defending champions Real Madrid are in a strong position to advance to the quarterfinal but several other contenders have work to do in the second leg of their Round of 16 matchups to advance. Here’s a look at which teams have qualified for the quarterfinal round and where things stand as the Round of 16 second legs get underway.
Who is in Champions League quarterfinal round?
TEAMS QUALIFIED: Chelsea, Benfica, Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Manchester City, Inter Milan, Napoli, Real Madrid
Round of 16 standings
Chelsea vs. Borussia Dortmund (Chelsea win 2-1)
There were some questionable calls which led to Chelsea’s second goal, which was a penalty Kai Havertz initially missed but got a second chance. Dortmund were unable to come up with an aggregate equalizer and the London club advance to the quarterfinal round.
Benfica vs. Club Brugge (Benfica win 7-1)
The Portuguese side left no doubt with a 5-1 win in the second leg to clinch a spot in the quarterfinal round.
Bayern Munich vs. Paris Saint-Germain (Bayern Munich win 3-0)
The German giants asserted their dominance at home with a convincing 2-0 win. PSG were down Neymar but this is yet another Champions League defeat that is going to sting for the French club.
Tottenham vs. AC Milan (AC Milan win 1-0)
Spurs went down to 10 men late on Cristian Romero’s red card and that was that for the Premier League side. AC Milan see out a 0-0 draw in the second leg to advance to the quarterfinal roun
RB Leipzig vs. Manchester City (Manchester City win 8-1)
After a tumultuous first leg where the sides finished tied 1-1, City erupted at home for seven goals propelled by Erling Haaland’s impressive five-goal performance. Man City showed just how dangerous they can be in this competition with Haaland firing on all cylinders. This team might actually finally win it all.
FC Porto vs. Inter Milan (Inter Milan win 1-0)
The Serie A side were able to stave off Porto in the second leg and while they didn’t create any chances for themselves, they did enough in the first leg to prevail on the aggregate scoreline. Porto gave it a good effort with 18 shots but could not find an equalizer on aggregate.
Napoli vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (Napoli win 5-0)
The Serie A leaders completely blew the Bundesliga side away in this matchup and will now enter the draw with two other Italian teams. Napoli will hope to avoid one of the major contenders (Man City and Real Madrid) for another round if it can.
Liverpool vs. Real Madrid (Real Madrid win 6-2)
The defending champions didn’t have much to do in the home leg of this Round of 16 tie, as they crushed Liverpool’s will with five unanswered goals at Anfield. Real Madrid don’t fear anyone and with La Liga slowly sliding away from them, they will focus heavily on the Champions League. That’s a bad sign for the other teams left.