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Champions League draw: Real Madrid to face Manchester City in pick of the quarterfinals

Manchester City has been drawn against Real Madrid in a mouthwatering Champions League quarterfinal clash.

Real Madrid will be looking for revenge after suffering a 5-1 aggregate drubbing at the hands of City in last season’s semifinals, as Pep Guardiola’s side went on to win the title for the first time in the club’s history.

Elsewhere, Harry Kane will return to north London for the first time since leaving Tottenham for Bayern Munich last summer after the Bavarians were drawn on Friday against Arsenal in the quarterfinals.

Kane regularly inflicted punishment on Arsenal while at Spurs and Bayern will be hoping for more of the same in what has been a rollercoaster season for the team, despite the England international’s remarkable goal tally since joining the German club.

In what is likely to be Kylian Mbappé’s final season at Paris Saint-Germain, the French champion will play a Barcelona team that will bid farewell to manager Xavi at the end of the current campaign.

Victory in the Champions League would be the perfect send off for both men, but neither side are considered to be among the favorites to lift the trophy.

Real Madrid will be out for revenge after last season's defeat to City. - Molly Darlington/Reuters
Real Madrid will be out for revenge after last season's defeat to City. - Molly Darlington/Reuters

Finally, Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund - arguably the two underdog teams in the quarterfinals - will face off in perhaps the most even of the ties for a place in the semifinals.

Atletico last reached the semifinals in 2017, while Dortmund hasn’t reached the last four since it made the final back in 2013 where it lost to Bayern.

The first and second legs will take place on April 9 and 16.

Draw in full

Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich

Atletico Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid vs. Manchester City

Paris Saint-Germain vs. Barcelona

Semifinal draw

Atlético or Dortmund vs. PSG or Barcelona

Arsenal or Bayern vs. Real Madrid or Man City

Europa League draw

The Europa League draw also took place on Friday, with some huge clubs present in European football’s second tier competition.

Liverpool is sure to face a sterner test against Atalanta than it did in the 11-2 aggregate drubbing of Sparta Prague in the round of 16, though Jürgen Klopp’s side will still be the heavy favorite to go through.

There is also a huge clash between Italian giants AC Milan and Roma - both Champions League semifinalists within the past six years - as the Giallorossi look to go one better than last season when Jose Mourinho’s side lost to Sevilla on penalties in the final.

The first and second legs will take place on April 11 and 18.

Draw in full

AC Milan vs. Roma

Liverpool vs. Atalanta

Bayer Leverkusen vs. West Ham

Benfica vs. Marseille

Semifinal draw

Benfica or Marseille vs. Liverpool or Atalanta

Milan or Roma vs. Leverkusen or West Ham

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