UEFA Champions League Draw 2012: Final Eight Find Out Their Path

A detail of the official matchball with the 'Munich 2012' logo is pictured prior to the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen first leg match between FC Basel 1893 and FC Bayern Muenchen at St. Jakob-Park in Basel, Switzerland. Munich is the host of the 2012 Champions League Final. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The UEFA Champions League will get its match-ups for the rest of the tournament at Friday's draw.

The UEFA Champions League is down to eight teams and on Friday, those eight teams will find out their path to the final. The final draw for this season's edition of the Champions League will take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, where the remaining teams will find out their opponents for the quarterfinals and also which quarterfinal winners will be paired against which for the semifinals. The picking of the balls out of the jars gets underway at 11:45 CET.

APOEL, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Chelsea, Olympique Marseille, AC Milan and Real Madrid are the eight teams remaining, giving the competition some variety with seven different countries represented. Obviously, Barcelona and Real Madrid are the favorites, while APOEL is the biggest underdog, but especially if Barcelona and Real Madrid end up on the same side of the draw, we could have a real surprise team in the final.

The two-legged quarterfinals will take place on March 27-28 and April 3-4 with the semifinals on April 17-18 and April 24-25. The final is not until May 19, when all eyes will be on Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany for the biggest club match in the world for the year.

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