Champions League Draw: AC Milan to Face Barcelona

The Champions League draw for quarterfinals and beyond is done and defending champions Barcelona will open at AC Milan.  AC Milan are seven time champions of the competition. Real Madrid, a nine time winner, travels to cinderella APOEL of Cyprus.

After their monster rally in the previous round to get past Napoli, Chelsea will play at Benfica in their quarterfinal. French side Marseille is at home against Bayern Munich who crushed Basel.

The first leg matches will be played March 27-28 with the return matches for April 3-4. In the semifinals, Marseille or Bayern Munich will host APOEL or Real Madrid in the first leg, and Benfica or Chelsea will play at home first against AC Milan or Barcelona.

Semifinals first legs are to be played April 17-18 with the return matches on April 24-25.  The final is hosted by Bayern Munich on May 19th.

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