Quarter-final draw: Barcelona-Atlético, Paris-City

18 Mar

  • Holders Barcelona paired with Liga rivals Atlético Madrid in the quarter-finals
  • Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City set for second UEFA competition meeting
  • Knockout stage debutants Wolfsburg to face ten-time winners Real Madrid
  • Bayern München take on Benfica following their dramatic comeback on Wednesday

5 & 13 April

Bayern München (GER) v Benfica (POR)
Barcelona (ESP) v Atlético Madrid (ESP)

6 & 12 April
Wolfsburg (GER) v Real Madrid (ESP)
Paris (FRA) v Manchester City (ENG)

  • Road to Milan

Semi-finals: draw 15 April, matches 26/27 April & 3/4 May
Final: 20.45CET, Saturday 28 May; Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan

  • Draw facts

• Wolfsburg and Real Madrid have never previously met. Wolfsburg’s Julian Draxler was in the Schalke team beaten by Madrid in the 2013/14 round of 16.

• Bayern have won four of their six matches against Benfica, drawing the other two. The clubs have not played each other since 1995.

• Barcelona have won their last six fixtures against Atlético in all competitions, Lionel Messi scoring in five of them.

• Messi has registered 25 goals in 27 games against Atlético, including three hat-tricks.

• Barcelona and Atlético came together in the 2013/14 quarter-finals, Atletico winning 1-0 at home after a 1-1 away draw.

• This is the third year running Atlético have faced a Spanish side in the quarter-finals – they lost 1-0 to Madrid over two legs 12 months ago.

• Paris and Manchester City played out a 0-0 draw at the City of Manchester Stadium in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup group stage, their only past encounter.

Highlights: the round of 16 in 90 seconds


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