Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid are to play out a repeat of last season’s final in this season’s Champions League quarter-finals. Holders Real Madrid scraped through to the last-eight after a scare against Schalke. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid needed penalties against Bayer Leverkusen after the tie ended 1-1 on aggregate.
PSG are to play Barcelona in the other great game of the round. PSG knocked out Chelsea on away goals after a spirited display at Stamford Bridge. Barcelona impressed over their two legs against Premier League champions Manchester City, winning 2-1 at the Etihad and 1-0 at the Nou Camp. These teams have already met this season in the group stage, where both teams won at their home.
Porto will play Bayern Munich. FC Porto came through against against FV Basel 5-1 on aggregate while Bayern Munich cruised through against Shakthar Donestsk. With the first-leg ending 0-0, Pep Guardiola’s team dispatched their Ukrainian opponents 7-0 at the Allianz Arena.
Juventus vs Monaco completes the draw. Juventus thrashed German side Borussia Dortmund in the last round, winning their tie 5-1 on aggregate. Monaco meanwhile beat Arsenal on away goals, thanks to their 3-1 win at the Emirates.
It’s not normal to not see any English teams in the last eight of the competition, knowing how powerful are the Premiere League teams. However this is the second time in three seasons that this happened at this stage.
Quarter Finals Schedule/Time:
Tuesday, April 14th 2015
Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid 2:45PM EST
Juventus vs. Monaco 2:45PM EST
Wednesday, April 15th 2015
PSG vs. Barcelona 2:45PM EST
FC Porto vs. Bayern Munich 2:45 PM EST
Tuesday, April 21st 2015
Barcelona vs. PSG 2:45PM EST
Bayern Munich vs. FC Porto 2:45PM EST
Wednesday, April 22nd 2015
Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid 2:45PM EST
AS Monaco vs. Juventus 2:45PM EST
Our picks for Semi-finals that will take place on May 5/6 and May 12/13 are:
Real Madrid vs Juventus
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich