By Chris Nomjov
UEFA Champions League holders Real Madrid will face local rivals Atletico Madrid – the team they beat in last season’s final – in the quarter-finals of this season’s competition.
Los Blancos needed extra-time to beat Diego Simeone’s men in Lisbon, last May but the two Madrid sides will face each other again next month as they look to make it all the way to Berlin, venue for this year’s final.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side scraped past Schalke to reach the last eight, while Atletico required a penalty shootout to see off Bayer Leverkusen at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW
Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid
Porto vs Bayern Munich
Juventus vs Monaco
Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain – winners against Manchester City and Chelsea in the last 16 – will also meet at the quarter-final stage.
Luis Enrique’s beat the Premier League champions 1-0 at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night to seal a 3-1 aggregate triumph, sealing their place in a record eighth consecutive Champions League quarter-final.
There they will meet Laurent Blanc’s men, who bravely battled past John Terry and Co at Stamford Bridge to gain revenge for last season’s defeat by the Blues.
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich face a trip to Porto in the first leg of their quarter-final before welcoming the Portuguese giants to the Allianz the following week.
Pep Guardiola’s side thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk 7-0 in their last 16 tie, while Porto comfortably knocked out Swiss champions Basle.
Monaco, who survived a 2-0 defeat by Arsenal on Tuesday to progress on away goals, face a tough task against Juventus, who overcame Borussia Dortmund in style earlier this week.
Quarter-final ties to take place on April 14, 15, 21 and 22.