Real to face Atletico in Champions League quarterfinals


Real Madrid will face city rival Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, in a repeat of last season’s final.

Real Madrid will face Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals in a repeat of last season’s final.

Barcelona, the third Spanish side to be included in the draw, will take on Paris Saint-Germain, while Porto will face 2013 winner Bayern Munich and Juventus will go head to head with Monaco.

Real and Atletico met in the showpiece in Lisbon last year, with Real prevailing 4-1 in extra time after Sergio Ramos’ dramatic late header had denied Atletico victory in regulation.

The two clubs have already met six times during the course of this season, with Real yet to get the better of its neighbor. Both league meetings have ended in Atletico’s favor — most recently a 4-0 thrashing at the Vicente Calderon last month. Diego Simeone’s side progressed 4-2 on aggregate in the Copa del Rey, and triumphed 2-1 over two legs of the Spanish Super Cup at the start of the campaign.

Barca faces PSG in the last eight having been drawn alongside each other in the group stage of this season’s competition. Having shared a victory each earlier this campaign, the sides also faced off in the quarterfinals two years ago as the Catalan giants advanced on away goals after the tie finished 3-3.

Italian champion Juve has arguably the best of the draw, facing Arsenal’s conqueror Monaco, while Bayern will also fancy its chances against Porto. Bayern has lost just one of 22 competitive matches against Portuguese teams — that coming in the European Cup final defeat to Porto in 1987.

The matches will take place April 14-15 and April 21-22.

Draw in full:

Paris Saint-Germain vs. Barcelona

Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid

Porto vs. Bayern Munich

Juventus vs. Monaco

Source: Goal