Champions League draw

Barca to face PSG in Champions League

March 15, 2013
By ESPN staff

Bitter Spanish rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid have been kept apart in the draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

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Barcelona will be reunited with their former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic after being paired against the Swede's current club, Paris Saint-Germain, while Real take on Turkish side Galatasaray.

That game will see another reunion as Real coach Jose Mourinho works out how to stop Didier Drogba, the forward who scored so many important goals for him at Chelsea.

Bayern Munich, last season's beaten finalists, will play Italian champions Juventus, while Malaga, in their first Champions League campaign, are pitted against German champions Borussia Dortmund.

Juventus are unbeaten in this season's Champions League, as are Dortmund.

In a departure from the convention of previous seasons, the draw for the semi-finals was not made at the same time and will take place next month.

Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is aiming to become the first coach ever to win the Champions League with three different clubs, having lifted the trophy with both Porto and Inter Milan.

Former Real Madrid player Steve McManaman, who made the draw for UEFA in Nyon, said: "Real have had to do it the hard way so far - they have beaten a lot of good teams.''