The titleholders were paired with the Premier League champions, while Carlo Ancelotti’s men take on last year’s finalists
Bayern Munich will take on Manchester United in the standout tie of the Champions League quarter-finals after the draw at Uefa house in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday.
Pep Guardiola’s men are keen to become the first club in the history of the competition to successfully defend their title, but will have to deal with the struggling Premier League champions first, with the first leg scheduled to take place at Old Trafford.
Furthermore, Real Madrid will be gunning for revenge against Borussia Dortmund after last year’s elimination in the semi-finals, while French champions Paris Saint-Germain meet Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea as they aim to improve on last year’s performance.
Finally, Barcelona were paired with fellow La Liga side Atletico Madrid in the final tie, with Diego Simeone’s men causing the Catalans all kinds of trouble in the Spanish Supercup and in La Liga earlier this season.
The first legs will take place on April 1 and 2, with the second legs scheduled for April 8 and 9.
The draw for the semi-finals will be held on April 11, and the tournament concludes at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on May 24.