Spanish rivals Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid, who played in a riveting 2013-14 UEFA Champions League final, have been drawn together for this season's quarterfinal round.

By SI Wire
March 20, 2015

Spanish capital city rivals Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid, who played in a riveting 2013-14 Champions League final, have been drawn together for this season's quarterfinal round.

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The Atlético-Real pairing headlines the draw, which also has Barcelona playing against Paris St.-Germain; Bayern Munich facing Porto; and Juventus meeting Monaco.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be available for PSG's first leg against Barcelona, one of his former clubs, as he is banned after his controversial red card against Chelsea. He'll be able to return for the second leg at Camp Nou.

Paul Pogba is slated to miss Juventus's entire clash with Monaco with a hamstring tear. Porto, meanwhile, has the tall task of facing Bundesliga giant Bayern but is the only remaining unbeaten team in the competition.

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Last season, Real Madrid captured its 10th European crown by ousting Atlético Madrid 4-1 in extra time.

The quarterfinalists have 23 Champions League titles between them. The first legs of Real-Atlético and Monaco-Juventus will be played on April 14, and the second will be played April 22, while PSG-Barcelona and Bayern-Porto will begin April 15 and wrap up April 21.

The semifinals are scheduled for May 5-6 (first leg) and May 12-13 (second leg), with the finals taking place on June 6 in Berlin.

 
- Scooby Axson

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