Friday, 16 March 2012

Champions League draw: APOEL - Real Madrid, AC Milan - Barcelona

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The draw for the quarterfinals of the Champions League took place in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday, and some interesting last-eight ties await.

Liga giant Real Madrid was drawn against minnow APOEL and will play the first leg of its quarterfinal away from home.

Elsewhere, French powerhouse Olympique de Marseille will host German outfit Bayern Munich before traveling to Germany for the second leg.

Chelsea, the only remaining Premier League outfit was paired with Benfica, and will play the first leg away from home.

Finally, holder Barcelona was paired with Serie A champion AC Milan again and will play the opening leg at San Siro. The sides previously met in the group stages of the tournament.

The first legs of the quarterfinals will take place on March 27 and 28, with the returns being held one week later on April 3 and 4.

The draw for the semifinals sets up a possible Barcelona and Real Madrid final in Munich

The semifinal first legs are schedule to take place on April 17 and 18, while the return legs will be the following week on April 24 and 25.

The 2012 Champions League final will be played at the Allianz Arena in Munich on May 19.

First leg home First leg away
1 APOEL Real Madrid
2 Olympique de Marseille Bayern Munich
3 Benfica Chelsea
4 AC Milan Barcelona

First leg home First leg away
5 Winner 2 Winner 1
6 Winner 3 Winner 4
Home team Away team
Winner 5 Winner 6  


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