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Do not miss: The UCL draw is today
This season UCL quarter-finals, semi-finals and final draw is happening today at 12 PM CET. It will be live-streaming in UEFA.tv.
❗| Tomorrow's #UCL draw will set the ties for the quarter-finals and semi-finals as well, and a draw will also be held to determine the 'home' team for the final. @UEFA pic.twitter.com/EG7aLPtIAk— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) March 17, 2022
From the UCL website:
The draw will set the ties for the quarter-finals and semi-finals, and a draw will also be held to determine the ‘home’ team for the final, for procedural reasons.
The draws are open, so there is no seeding or country protection. Any team can be drawn against any other team. The first team drawn plays its first match at home, against the second team drawn.
Updates ahead of El Clásico
Benzema and Mendy trained inside facilities yesterday and both will undergo medical tests today. Per Marca, Mendy’s injury is a recurring one. It’s the same injury he received vs Elche on 23th January. Nacho will replace Mendy vs Barcelona.
In the game, Real player will wear the Adidas’ Special Kit to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the club. Y-3 is a collaboration between Adidas and Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto (who designed the famous 14/15 Dragon Kit). Y stands for the designer’s name and 3 represents adidas’ three signature stripes. Barcelona will use theirs “Senyera kit”
The kits of El Clásico. ⚫ @marca pic.twitter.com/xWQguwYMKh— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) March 17, 2022
| The font of the new special kit for the 120th anniversary of Real Madrid. ⚫ pic.twitter.com/e44njVquXI— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) March 17, 2022