16 March 2012

Barça to face Milan in Champions League quarter finals

Barça will be playing AC Milan in the last eight of the UEFA Champions league, with the return leg at the Camp Nou. If they reach the semi finals, they’ll play the winners of Benfica v Chelsea,

Milan will be Barça’s next opponent in the Champions league. The first leg will be played on March Wednesday 28 at the San Siro and the return on Tuesday 3th April at the Camp Nou. Whoever qualifies for the semis will be paired with either Benfica or Chelsea. The return leg of that encounter will be either at the San Siro or the Camp Nou.

This means the two teams will be meeting again after already sharing a first round group. The sides drew 2-2 in Barcelona and Barça won 3.2 in Italy. It was thanks to that win that the Catalans topped the group, and the rossoneri ended up second.

The full Champions League quarter final draw is as follows:

APOEL v R.Madrid

Marseille v Bayern Munich

Benfica v Chelsea

AC Milan v FC Barcelona

Barça was represented at the draw in Nyon by the vice president for sport Josep Maria Bartomeu, the director of sport Andoni Zubizarreta and the Barça ambassador to UEFA Amador Bernabéu. (via FCBarcelona.com)