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Champions League Draw: Real-Bayern, Barca-Juve, Atleti-Leicester, Dortmund-Monaco

The Champions League never disappoints and there are some huge ties in the this year’s quarter-final.
The draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League has been made with the pick of the ties arguably the mammoth clash between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. The sole representative of the Premier League, champions Leicester City, have been drawn with Atletico Madrid, who have reached the final in two of the last three seasons, both times losing to city-rivals Real Madrid.

Here is the draw in full, with the first leg set to take place on April 11th and 12th, with the reverse leg the following week:

Juventus vs Barcelona
Juventus’ draw with Barcelona means an emotional return to the Camp Nou for Dani Alves, who made 247 appearances for the Spanish giants before moving across the continent in the summer. The two sides actually met in the 2015 final, with the Catalans running out as 3-1 winners. This was the seventh competitive meeting between the two sides, with Barca winning three and Juventus two (D2.)

I think Barcelona were the team to avoid in the next round. After Luis Enrique masterminded one of football’s greatest ever comebacks, beating Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 to overturn a 4-0 deficit from the first leg, with the winner coming through the last kick of the game, confidence will be sky-high. Barcelona feel invincible and they have every right to believe that they can go on to win the competition. It’s a tough tie for the Italian champions.

Atletico Madrid vs Leicester City
The champions of England have been drawn with Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid. It’s so unlikely Leicester will reach the next stage so the club may have been rooting for the glamour tie against Bayern Munich, Real Madrid or Barcelona, but I think this is the best draw they could have asked for.

Leicester’s defence, simply put, is weak. It’s far below the elite-level of other Champions League sides and it wouldn’t be able to withstand the barrage of Barcelona, Bayern or Real. The same applies to Dortmund and Monaco for that matter. Arsenal showed as much as they lost 10-2 on aggregate to Bayern.

Atletico, however, aren’t as free-scoring as the other quarter-finalists, scoring seven in six group games, and they play a much more cautious defensive game, more so than Sevilla. This is to the Foxes’ advantage. It’s a tough tie, naturally, but it’s Leicester’s best route into the semi-finals, despite Atletico’s unbeaten home record against English opposition (W5 D5.)

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid
Now this is arguably the pick of the quarter-finals; a match worthy of being a final in itself. Madrid have actually won their last three games against Bayern, including the 2013/14 semi-finals when Madrid, then managed by Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti, won the second leg 4-0 in Munich. This was the German side’s record home defeat in Europe, thus giving Real confidence coming into this testing quarter-final.

After a post-Christmas blip, Madrid have seemingly recovered and have retaken the top spot in La Liga from arch-rivals Barcelona. There are question marks over their defence, however, with Madrid lacking any real tactical coherency in terms of defending. Los Blancos are top-heavy in this sense and Bayern could well take advantage through Robert Lewandowski and co.

Borussia Dortmund vs Monaco
Well if there’s one thing to expect from this tie, it’s goals, goals, goals. Monaco scored six across two legs against Manchester City to knock them out of the last-16 for the first time in Pep Guardiola’s illustrious career, whilst Dortmund were the group stage’s top scoring team, with 21 goals in six games.

With both of these sides prioritising a ‘you score, we score’ policy, the focus of this quarter-final will be attack. This is especially the case with a resurgent Radamel Falcao and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leading the lines for their clubs. Who goes through? In these sorts of goal-heavy matches it’s difficult to predict, as proved the case with Monaco’s previous game with Manchester City. It’s a case of who can score more.

Champions League Quarter Final Draw First Leg
Atletico Madrid vs Leicester – Buy Champions League Tickets
Borussia Dortmund vs Monaco – Buy Champions League Tickets
Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid – Buy Champions League Tickets
Juventus vs Barcelona – Buy Champions League Tickets

Champions League Quarter Final Draw Second Leg
Leicester v Atletico Madrid vs Leicester – Buy Champions League Tickets
Monaco v Borussia Dortmund vs Monaco – Buy Champions League Tickets
Real Madrid v Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid – Buy Champions League Tickets
Barcelona v Juventus vs Barcelona – Buy Champions League Tickets

{ 68 comments… add one }
  • dinho April 28, 2010, 5:09 am

    inter milan to win barcelona 😀

  • tareq (kalapur) April 28, 2010, 2:40 am

    i like mesi mesi mesi……………………………………………………this world cup football….2010…….will win ARGENTINA…..

  • Karl April 27, 2010, 4:45 pm

    Messi could be the best at this moment, because there are no real players that he can compete with.
    He should be when the Master (Zinedine Zidan) use to be at the fields, and pretty sure he will stay with his mouth either open of foolness or with his mouth shut because he will not have nothing to show.
    Who is the beter of goalkeeprs of all times, there was no goalkeeper for the Master he had beten all best goalkeepers, has Messi done that, well will see if he is good as much think on the world cup, Which I am pretty sure they will not get to FINALS…..

  • Gabriel Nungolo April 27, 2010, 2:47 pm

    Well it is strong game which myself i call it a final before the final…. But realy can not say who will win because before teams are performing well and with the advantage that Inter has already,,,,, realy is something else but let wait and see the ball will decid…

  • chebsolo April 20, 2010, 1:37 pm


  • cornelius April 20, 2010, 7:21 am

    i belief to beat inter is to take control of the mid-field and feed the attachers even from the wings to enable my messi do his finishing job perfectly. i see inter as a no threat to us at all, with lionel whom i always reffer to as cornel, victory over vinter is what we will deffinately do. LONG LIVE BARCA.

  • Philip April 20, 2010, 3:48 am

    Barcelona will be lucky if they score tonight. Inter will not only beat them but they will totally outclass them at the San Siro! Forza Inter!!

  • angel of mathematics April 20, 2010, 2:28 am

    Todays match is going to be a disgrace to inter. The fact is barca is full of experience players. Inter fans forget about this season, next season shall be a nice one. Up Barca

  • mesias angala April 19, 2010, 11:26 am

    barcelona for sure…………i strongly recommend the team to over take inter as they are more strong than the opposite team…

  • sagni April 18, 2010, 10:53 am

    barca will win the champion not only win semi final inter. inter is nothing .but, barca for all.

  • cot April 18, 2010, 7:48 am

    inter siap berenkbenk’z barca

  • gtyhyh April 15, 2010, 2:14 pm

    Barcelona have beaten Inter and will again. Barca for champs!!!!!

  • Solari Danny Amamoo April 13, 2010, 9:29 am


    • mesias angala April 19, 2010, 11:32 am

      bra……i believe that your thinking is completely wrong….imagine on how will those unskilled defenders tuckle the magision messi

  • Solari April 13, 2010, 9:27 am

    Intermilan all the way and i know we are going to beat Barcelona and also win the champions league this year

    • mesias angala April 19, 2010, 11:36 am

      huuuuh……better think back brother…………………

  • russel April 13, 2010, 5:09 am

    totally agree jack

  • jack April 13, 2010, 5:06 am

    well only to stop barca is not by defensive it just by attacking and push them in defense by that only you can win inter defending 90 minuts to barca is sure that you are loosing this game so just attack them. if u don’t conceed a goal in first half then there is almost a chance to win the game. so best of luck to inter milan.barca its time to good bye for champions league

  • DiRrtyDog April 9, 2010, 1:57 pm

    The Champions League winner, will be either Inter Milan or Barcelona. It is sad that they already meet in the semi-finals, because a final on a neutral ground between those teams would be AMAZING. One of the best defensive teams against maybe the strongest offensive team in Europe, for the time being.

    I don’t think Lyon or Bayern will be capable of winning against either of those teams. The reason why I think they won’t be winning, is simply, that they haven’t been convincing enough.

    Bayern were lucky to beat Fiorentina by an offside goal and advance to the quarterfinals, and even though they impressed me by beating united with 2 amazing comebacks, there were still alot of holes in their defensive line. They wouldn’t stand a chance against Barca’s offensive (Messi, Pedro, Iniesta etc.) with that poor defensive play. And Inter would win 1-0 if they were to meet Bayern in the Finals.

    Lyon is a bit of a joker in my opinion, but I think they need that last bit, to be a threat against Barca or Inter (or even Bayern for that matter) I saw the second leg against Bordeaux, and they were seriously outplayed by them, and the only reason why they did advance, was because of outstanding goalkeeping. And I don’t think the goalkeeper will save them against barca, but against Inter, well maybe they’ll have a small chance (but really I don’t think that as a possibilty)

    Well that’s just my bet on the Chl Winners 2010 🙂 And I will eat all of those words again if I’m wrong. (and sorry for spelling or grammar problems, I’m not English)

    Have a nice Weekend

    • David Wilson April 9, 2010, 5:22 pm

      Totally agree with your comments. Bayern might be the weakest team to reach the CL semi-finals in years.

      As for Inter v Barca it promises to be a great series. Arsenal showed that you cannot give Barca time and space to make all their little passes. You have to be stronger and physical as Chelsea were last season, and that describes Inter.

  • micheal April 7, 2010, 11:00 am

    it seems every body want to get to the top of this game but i tell u the only term dat has make it to d final is barca.

  • Red Devils April 7, 2010, 3:59 am

    Man United can win tonight match.. i know they can. GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED!! miracles could happen

  • Philip April 7, 2010, 2:40 am

    Messi is no doubt the best player in the world at the moment . Last night’s 4-1 win over Arsenal confirmed what we already knew. This time however, against Inter they stand no chance. Inter will reach the final!!

  • Abdulah March 25, 2010, 5:55 pm

    Arsenal will have a tuff game against barcelona i know that we are going to win home but away will be really tuff but we will se what happens (inshallah)

  • gunners March 25, 2010, 11:26 am

    arsenal will upset barca and prove all of you wrong…just wait and see

    • Alen April 20, 2010, 7:12 am

      spoke to soon there…

    • Rooney10_PAKI April 23, 2010, 1:14 pm

      u can’t beat man utd,how will u beat barca

  • leonar March 24, 2010, 12:20 pm

    The is no other team that will stop barca from winning champions league

  • leonar March 24, 2010, 12:18 pm

    Barc has been and I will be best team for the next decade!

  • zakari harouna barmou March 22, 2010, 8:16 pm

    barcelona is the king of football.

    • leonar March 24, 2010, 12:16 pm

      They have the talent in world of footbal to beat arsenal, most importantly I would them go all the way to the final and thrash man united. I want Barca to prove the world that they are the best team in the world and to man united.

  • nebeolisa March 22, 2010, 4:06 am

    wenger barca has all it takes to win the match,but if arsenal struggles hard they can make it.

  • Fernando August 19, 2009, 11:07 am

    There can be no cheating in Champions league. There must be
    transparency. Starting with the referees. Unspeakable
    was the performance of the Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai in Lisbon
    18Aug2009 giving the same disciplinary value to a aggression (yellow card), 2 fouls with a view to preventing gaming and goal (without punishment), and take the shirt off to celebrate a goal ( second yellow card). Unbelievable.
    Impaired? Sporting Club de Portugal.

  • rooney August 8, 2009, 7:02 am

    man u champions again,you wait maha,see the youth and our striking force go mad.man u v barca final…arsenal dont have a final in them unless its there youth in carling cup in there lucky.rooney player of the year/world

    • leonard March 24, 2010, 12:26 pm

      Rooynen, is the best strike in barclays…wait to see the best strikes when they meet best team in the world

  • BAYONLE April 9, 2009, 5:56 am


  • BAYONLE April 9, 2009, 5:53 am


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