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UCL Quarter-final Draw: Barcelona Battle Atletico As Paris Host City


Barcelona and Atlético Madrid will meet in the last eight for a second time in three seasons while the Nyon draw also paired Paris Saint-Germain with first-time quarter-finalists Manchester City.

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)

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.

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