Barcelona paired against Atletico, PSG pool City in CL quarters

Nyon (Switzerland), March 18 (IANS) Title holders FC Barcelona and La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid will meet in the last eight for a second time in three seasons while French champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) were paired against first time quarter-finalists Manchester City, according to the Champions League football draw on Friday.

It will be PSG and City’s second European competition meeting.

Knockout stage debutants, Germany’s VFL Wolfsburg will face ten-time winners and Spanish giants Real Madrid.

German powerhouse Bayern Munich take on Portugal’s Benfica.

In the Europa League quarter-finals draw also conducted on Thursday, Liverpool was pooled against Germany’s Borussia Dortmund.

Spain’s Athletic Bilbao will take on domestic rivals Sevilla.

Portugal’s Sporting Braga play against Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine while Spanish side Villarreal face-off against Sparta Prague of Czech Republic.

The Europa League quarter-finals will be played on April 7 and 14.

The Europa League draw:

Braga vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Villarreal vs Sparta Prague

Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla

Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool

The Champions League quarter-final draw:

On April 5 and 13 – Bayern Munich vs Benfica

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid

On April 6 and 12 – Wolfsburg vs Real Madrid

PSG v Manchester City

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