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

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

<p>The draws for the Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals took place at Uefa’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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 <span class="caps">PSG</span>.</p> <p>The French champions will be full of confidence having won a fourth straight Ligue 1 title last weekend with two months to spare.</p> <p>Real Madrid will fancy their chances against the competition’s surprise package Wolfsburg.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Bayern coach Pep Guardiola missed a trip to his future employers at the Etihad when the German champions were drawn against Portuguese side Benfica.</p> <p>The club’s will be playing each other for the first time since 1995.</p> <p>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</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Braga take on Shakhtar Donetsk, Villarreal meet Sparta Prague, while Athletic Bilbao face Sevilla ensuring one La Liga side reaches the semis.</p> <p><strong>The draws in full</strong></p> <p>Champions League</p> <p>Manchester City v Paris Saint-Germain<br /> Barcelona v Atletico Madrid<br /> Wolfsburg v Real Madrid<br /> Bayern v Benfica</p> <p>Europa League</p> <p>Braga v Shakhtar Donetsk<br /> Villarreal v Sparta Prague<br /> Athletic Bilbao v Sevilla<br /> Borussia Dortmund v Liverpool</p> <p>The first legs of the Europa League quarter-finals will be played on 7 April with the return leg on 14 April.</p>