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FC Barcelona will play Atlético Madrid in the Champions League quarter finals

Barça were the first team drawn out of the hat at this Friday lunchtime’s Champions League quarter final draw in Nyon (Switzerland), with Atlético Madrid then drawn to play them. The first leg of the tie will be played on April 1 or 2 at the Camp Nou, with the second leg set for the Vicente Calderón stadium a week later on April 8 or 9. The match at the Camp Nou will be the fourth time the two La Liga teams have met so far this season, with all three previous games ending in draws. Atletico are currently second in the Spanish League, a point ahead of Barça and reached the Champions League quarter finals by beating AC Milan 0-1 in Italy and then 4-1 at home, after also finishing unbeaten and topping Group G.

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21 March 2014 01:36 PM

Barcelona (FCB).- Barça were the first team drawn out of the hat at this Friday lunchtime’s Champions League quarter final draw in Nyon (Switzerland), with Atlético Madrid then drawn to play them. The first leg of the tie will be played on April 1 or 2 at the Camp Nou, with the second leg set for the Vicente Calderón stadium a week later on April 8 or 9.


Fourth match up this season

The match at the Camp Nou will be the fourth time the two La Liga teams have met so far this season, with all three previous games ending in draws: in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup, the two drew 1-1, with Neymar on target for Barça, whilst the return leg at the Camp Nou ended goalless to give Barça the title on the away goals rule and the league game at the Vicente Calderon in January also ended goalless. Atlético Madrid are due at the Camp Nou in May for the final game of this season’s La Liga campaign.

Atletico unbeaten in Europe this season

Atletico are currently second in the Spanish League, a point ahead of Barça and reached the Champions League quarter finals by beating AC Milan 0-1 in Italy and then 4-1 at home, after also finishing unbeaten and topping Group G. Atletico have won 7 of their European games so far this season and drawn just one, scoring 20 goals and conceding only 4.

Busy schedule

The first leg tie will come a few days after the Barcelona derby at El Prat-Cornellà against Espanyol, whilst on the weekend before the visit to Madrid, Betis come to the Camp Nou. Atletico are away to Athletic Bilbao before the first leg and then host Villarreal the following weekend.

The rest of the draw

The other quarter final match ups are:

Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund

PSG v Chelsea

Manchester United v Bayern Munich.

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  • Barça and Atlético de Madrid to play against each other at the Champions League quarters (by FC Barcelona)

  • Barça and Atlético de Madrid to play against each other at the Champions League quarters (by FC Barcelona)