The quarter-finals draws for the 2011/12 editions of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League took place in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday, March 16th.
Reigning Champions League champions FC Barcelona will clash with seven-time winners AC Milan in what is arguably the tie of the round. Barca’s arch-rivals Real Madrid will play Cypriot Cinderella side APOEL FC and will not meet Barcelona in the tournament unless both clubs advance to the UEFA Champions League Final.
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
1: Marseille/Bayern v APOEL/Madrid: 17 & 25 April
2: Benfica/Chelsea v Milan/Barcelona: 18 & 24 April
Final (19 May, Fußball Arena München, 20.45CET)
Winner semi-final 1 v Winner semi-final 2
In the UEFA Europa League, there is also a chance of an all-Spanish final along with that of an all German final. The results of the draw could see Atlético Madrid playing Manchester United-slayers Athletic Bilbao in Bucharest while Hannover 96 and Schalke 04 could make the final and all Bundesliga affair.
Quarter-finals (29 March & 5 April)
1: AZ Alkmaar (NED) v Valencia CF (ESP)
2: FC Schalke 04 (GER) v Athletic Club (ESP)
3: Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR) v FC Metalist Kharkiv (UKR)
4: Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP) v Hannover 96 (GER)
Semi-finals (19 April & 26 April)
1: Atlético/Hannover v AZ/Valencia
2: Sporting/Metalist v Schalke/Athletic
Final (9 May, National Arena, Bucharest, 20.45CET)