David Beckham and PSG will host Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in the quarter final of the UEFA Champions League.
With Zlatan Ibrahimovic banned from the first leg, Barcelona will surely fancy their chances of taking a positive result back to the Nou Camp.
In an intriguing draw in Nyon the two favourites, Real Madrid and Barcelona, will be relatively happy with the sides they are facing, but Jose Mourinho will be hoping his reunion with former striker Didier Drogba turns out to be sweet.
High-flying Borussia Dortmund are facing the tournament’s outsiders Malaga and two European heavyweights, Bayern Munich and Juventus go head to head at the Allianz.
The full draw is: Malaga v Borussia Dortmund; Real Madrid v Galatasaray; PSG v Barcelona and Bayern Munich v Juventus.
Galatasaray beat Real Madrid in the European Super Cup in 2001, but lost a two-legged Champions League quarter-final the year after; although the Turkish club did win the first leg 3-2.
PSG and Barcelona have not met competitively since the mid-1990s, and Malaga and Borussia Dortmund have never been drawn together in European competition.
Bayern and Juve have a more storied recent past, and have met each other in the group stages of the competition in 2004, 2005 and 2009.
The quarter-final, first leg ties will be played on April 2/3 and the return legs on April 9/10, while draw for the semi-finals will be made on April 12th.
The Quarter Final Draws
Malaga v Borussia Dortmund
Real Madrid v Galatasaray
PSG v Barcelona
Bayern Munich v Juventus
Ties to be played April 2/3 and April 9/10
History of the previus meetings between quarter finalists
Real Madrid vs Galatasaray
European Super Cup final – 25 Aug 2000 Final Galatasaray 2-1 Real Madrid
Champions League quarter-final – 03 Apr 2001 Galatasaray 3-2 Real Madrid
Champions League quarter-final – 18 Apr 2001 Real Madrid 3-0 Galatasaray
Paris Saint-Germain vs FC Barcelona
Champions League quarter-final – 01 Mar 1995 FC Barcelona 1-1 Paris Saint-Germain
Champions League quarter-final – 15 Mar 1995 Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 FC Barcelona
Club World Cup final 14 May 1997 – FC Barcelona 1-0 Paris Saint-Germain
Bayern München vs Juventus
Champions League group stage – 19 Oct 2004 – Juventus 1-0 Bayern München
Champions League group stage – 03 Nov 2004 – Bayern München 0-1 Juventus
Champions League group stage – 18 Oct 2005 – Bayern München 2-1 Juventus
Champions League group stage – 02 Nov 2005 – Juventus 2-1 Bayern München
Champions League group stage – 30 Sep 2009 – Bayern München 0-0 Juventus
Champions League group stage – 08 Dec 2009 – Juventus 1-4 Bayern München
Málaga CF vs Borussia Dortmund
No previous meetings