AC Milan-Barcelona headlines UCL quarterfinal draw

AC Milan-Barcelona headlines UCL quarterfinal draw

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AC Milan-Barcelona headlines UCL quarterfinal draw

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Defending champion Barcelona will take on Italian power AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, the toughest match-up in the quarterfinal draw, which took place on Friday.

While Barca earned the toughest draw, Real Madrid was given the easiest quarterfinal draw, taking on Cyprus-based APOEL Nicosia. Barcelona and Real Madrid are on opposite ends of the draw and can only meet in the final.

Here is the quarterfinal draw, along with the semifinal pairings:

Barcelona vs. AC Milan, winner faces winner of Benfica vs. Chelsea

Marseille vs. Bayern Munich, winner faces winner of Real Madrid vs. APOEL Nicosia

The first legs of the quarterfinal series take place March 27th/28th, with the second legs set for April 3rd/4th.

The semifinals will be played April 17th/18th and April 24th/25th. The UEFA Champions League Final is set for May 19th in Munich.

What do you think of the draw? Which match-ups are you most excited for? Think a Barcelona-Real Madrid final is inevitable? If not, who do you see spoiling the all-Spain final?

Share your thoughts below.

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