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Atletico and Reral Madrid to meet in Champions League quarter-final

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By Joseph Allen
Atletico and Reral Madrid to meet in Champions League quarter-final

The draw for the Champions League quarter-final stage took place on Friday at Uefa’s headquarters in Nyon Switzerland.

Atletico Madrid were drawn against city rivals and reigning champions Real Madrid in a repeat of last season’s final which saw Real lift a record tenth crown – so European revenge is in the air.

The pair have already played each other six times this term – Atleti winning four of those ties with two draws.

Real Madrid official Emilio Butragueño said: “They beat us in the Copa del Rey, they beat us in the Spanish Super Cup and also in the Spanish league. We know this team defends very well, they can take full advantage of any aspect of the game, they are very strong in set pieces and we know that we will have to give our best if we want to reach the semis”.

Completing the last eight line-up, which features no English premier league clubs for a second time in three seasons, are Monaco who edged past Arsenal to play Juventus.

Paris St-Germain will face Barcelona while on form German champions Bayern Munich were drawn against Porto.

The first legs take place on 14/15 April with the return matches a week later.

The final will be staged at the Olympiastadion, Berlin on Saturday 6 June.