The draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League was made in Lyon on Friday night, with some interesting draws pulled out of the hat.
Atletico Madrid face Real Madrid in a repeat of last season’s final, while Barcelona meet Paris Saint-Germain (after the pair faced off in the group stages earlier this season) and Bayern Munich will hope to overcome Porto with Juventus, squaring it out with Monaco.
Quarter Final Draw In Full
Paris Saint-Germain vs. Barcelona
Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid
Porto vs. Bayern Munich
Juventus vs. Monaco
Champions League holders Real Madrid will face local rivals Atletico Madrid – the team they beat in last season’s final – in the quarter-finals of this season’s competition. The Los Blancos needed extra-time to beat Diego Simeone’s men in Lisbon May but the two Madrid sides will face each other again next month as they look to make it all the way to Berlin. Carlo Ancelotti’s side scraped past Schalke to reach the last eight, while Atletico required a penalty shootout to see off Bayer Leverkusen at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday.
Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain – winners against Manchester City and Chelsea in the last 16 – will also meet at the quarter-final stage. Luis Enrique’s beat the Premier League champions 1-0 at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night to confirm a 3-1 aggregate triumph, sealing their place in a record eighth consecutive Champions League quarter-final.
There they will meet Laurent Blanc’s men, who bravely battled past John Terry and Co with 10 men at Stamford Bridge to gain revenge for last season’s defeat by the Blues. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the first leg against his former side after seeing red in west London but he will return for the trip to the Nou Camp looking to dump out the side he left permanently in 2011.
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich face a trip to Porto in the first leg of their quarter-final before welcoming the Portuguese giants to the Allianz the following week. Pep Guardiola’s side thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk 7-0 in their last 16 tie, while Porto comfortably knocked out Swiss champions Basle.
Monaco, who survived a 2-0 defeat by Arsenal on Tuesday to progress on away goals, face a tough task against Juventus, who overcame Borussia Dortmund in style earlier this week.
Quarter-final ties to take place on April 14, 15, 21 and 22.