Barcelona drew Milan, Real got jackpot from Cyprus, Bayern against Marseille, and Chelsea – Benfica
In Nyon on Thursday was held the draw of Champions League quarterfinals. Perhaps the most important to say in everything is that Barcelona and Real Madrid, two major candidates for the title, can not meet each other until the final in the Munich …
On paper, the strongest pair of quarter-finals is definitely Milan against Barcelona. It will be a reprisal of this year’s Champions League group stages, because these two teams played during the opening part of the group. It will be a new duel Zlatan Ibrahimovic against his former teammates, but also the Barca coach Josep Guardiola, with whom, after the departure from Catalonia Ibrahimovic was involved in frequent verbal clashes.
The winner of that match will play in the semifinals against the winner in match of Benfica and Chelsea.
Real Madrid has the easiest job. In the quarterfinals, he got opponent outsiders from Cyprus – Apoel from Nicosia. The winner of that match will play in semifinal game against a better team of Marseille and Bayern Munich, which is the last pair of quarter-final.
Quarterfinal matches will play 27th and 28 March (first game) and second game third and 4 of April. Semifinals first matches are set for play for 17th and 18 April and second matches for , 24 and 25 same month, while the grand final which will be played at Munich is set for 19th of May. In the following days will be held and draw of quarterfinals for the second European competition, Europa League.
Apoel – Real Madrid
Marseille – Bayern
Benfica – Chelsea
Milan – Barcelona
Marseille / Bayern – Apoel / Real Madrid
Benfica / Chelsea – Milan / Barcelona