NYON, Switzerland, March 16 – Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid were kept apart in the draw for the Champions League quarter- and semi-finals here on Friday, setting up the possibility of a final showdown between the two in Munich.
Real Madrid got the draw everyone wanted in the shape of Cypriot minnows APOEL Nicosia, while 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.
The draw made for the quarter-finals of the Champions League:-
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
Winner of B v winner of A
Winner of C v winner of D