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UEFA Champions League draw: Man City to face Paris Saint-Germain in quarter-finals


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UEFA Champions League draw: Man City to face Paris Saint-Germain in quarter-finals

The draws for the Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals took place at Uefa’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday.

In the Champions League, knockout stage debutants Wolfsburg face ten-time winners Real Madrid, Bayern Munich take on Benfica, holders Barcelona were paired with Liga rivals Atlético Madrid while Man City will face Paris Saint-Germain.

Barcelona have won the last six matches against Diego Simeone’s side and the Catalans will be looking to continue their march towards becoming the first time to retain their title.

England’s last remaining side in the competition Manchester City – who are playing at this stage for a first time – will meet Chelsea’s conquerors PSG.

The French champions will be full of confidence having won a fourth straight Ligue 1 title last weekend with two months to spare.

Real Madrid will fancy their chances against the competition’s surprise package Wolfsburg.

The ten-time winners squeezed past Roma to get through to the last eight but Zinedine Zidane’s men are clear favourites to progress at the expense of the Germans.

Bayern coach Pep Guardiola missed a trip to his future employers at the Etihad when the German champions were drawn against Portuguese side Benfica.

The club’s will be playing each other for the first time since 1995.

The quarter-final first legs for Europe’s top club competition take place on 5-6 April with the second legs on 12-13 April

The standout tie of the Europa League’s last eight sees Liverpool take on Borussia Dortmund with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp returning to his former club.

Braga take on Shakhtar Donetsk, Villarreal meet Sparta Prague, while Athletic Bilbao face Sevilla ensuring one La Liga side reaches the semis.

The draws in full

Champions League

Manchester City v Paris Saint-Germain
Barcelona v Atletico Madrid
Wolfsburg v Real Madrid
Bayern v Benfica

Europa League

Braga v Shakhtar Donetsk
Villarreal v Sparta Prague
Athletic Bilbao v Sevilla
Borussia Dortmund v Liverpool

The first legs of the Europa League quarter-finals will be played on 7 April with the return leg on 14 April.

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