Manchester City have been drawn against French champions Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-finals, with the Ligue 1 heavyweights facing English opponents once again after defeating Chelsea in the round of 16.
Elsewhere, Wolfsburg meet Real Madrid, in a draw that ought to please the Bernabeu heavyweights, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid go head to head in an all-Spanish clash and Benfica face the ominous prospect of a meeting with Bayern Munich.
10-time winners Real Madrid had a fairly straightforward route to the quarter-finals, defeating Roma 2-0 in the first leg before finishing the job with a comfortable 2-0 triumph at home in the second leg.
Barcelona were similarly untroubled by Arsenal, winning 2-0 in London before outclassing the Gunners 3-1 in the second leg—with Mohamed Elneny’s 50th-minute strike little more than false hope for Arsene Wenger’s side.
For the third Spanish side still standing in the competition, Atletico Madrid, it was a trickier ride, as the Rojiblancos played out two 0-0 draws (plus a goalless extra time) against PSV Eindhoven, before beating the Dutch champions 8-7 on penalties.
Manchester City are the only English club left standing in the competition, and have reached the quarter-finals for the first time after seeing off Dynamo Kiev in the round of 16.
Paris Saint-Germain returned to the last eight after their third meeting in three seasons with English champions Chelsea. As they did last season, PSG saw off the Blues, winning 4-2 on aggregate following triumphs home and away.
German champions Bayern Munich may count themselves lucky to still be in the hat, having come back from the dead—and 4-2 down against Juventus—to win 4-2 in extra time on the night, and 6-4 on aggregate following Thomas Muller’s last-minute equaliser and a superb rally in extra time.
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