Spanish Giants Kept Apart in Champions League Draw
Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid were kept apart in the draw for the Champions League quarter- and semi-finals on Friday, setting up the possibility of a final showdown between the two in Munich, AFP reports.
Real Madrid got the draw everyone wanted in the shape of Cypriot minnows APOEL Nicosia, while defending champions Barcelona landed Italian powerhouse AC Milan.
Sole English survivors Chelsea will take on Benfica of Portugal, while the remaining tie sees Marseille up against Germany’s Bayern Munich.
APOEL (CYP) v Real Madrid (ESP) A
Marseille (FRA) v Bayern Munich (GER) B
Benfica (POR) v Chelsea (ENG) C
AC Milan (ITA) v Barcelona (ESP) D
Matches to be played Mar. 27/28 and Apr. 3/4
Winner of B v winner of A
Winner of C v winner of D
Matches to be played Apr. 17/18 and Apr. 24/25
Final to be played in Munich on May 19.
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