AC Milan Draw Barcelona In Champions League Quarterfinal Draw

Barca-v-Milan-2011Via UEFA Champions League – FC Barcelona will renew ties with AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals after today’s draw in Nyon while APOEL FC can look forward to taking on Real Madrid CF

Barcelona are aiming to become the first team since Milan – and the first in the UEFA Champions League era – to win back-to-back crowns. Led by 12-goal Lionel Messi, the Spanish champions will travel to the San Siro for the first leg of a tie which evokes the famous final of 1994 when the Rossoneri defeated a Barcelona outfit featuring current coach Josep Guardiola 4-0 in Athens.

Madrid, the runaway Liga leaders, have the most quarter-finals under their belt – 28 – and they will face the most inexperienced side after being paired with an APOEL squad competing at this level for the first time. READ MORE

The Guardian took a look at the Final 8 prior to the Draw. There will be more analysis to come 🙂

In the meantime, here’s the schedule which as always can be found on my Soccer on TV calendar for easy addition to your calendar

Quarter-final draw
1 APOEL FC (CYP) v Real Madrid CF (ESP): 27 March/4 April
2 Olympique de Marseille (FRA) v FC Bayern München (GER): 28 March/3 April
3 SL Benfica (POR) v Chelsea FC (ENG): 27 March/4 April
4 AC Milan (ITA) v FC Barcelona (ESP): 28 March/3 April

Semi-final draw
1: Marseille/Bayern v APOEL/Madrid: 17 & 25 April
2: Benfica/Chelsea v Milan/Barcelona: 18 & 24 April

19 May, Fußball Arena München, 2:45 pm CT
Winner semi-final 1 v Winner semi-final 2

Download the full 2012 Champions League – Final 8 Schedule

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