Live coverage of the Champions League quarter final draw here

Update: Quarter Final Draws

Malaga v Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid v Galatasaray

PSG v Barcelona

Bayern Munich v Juventus

The draw for the quarter final of this season's Champions League takes place in Nyon, in Switzerland, on Friday, with the Premier League having no representatives for the first time in 17 years. The first leg matches will be played on 2 and 3 April, with the return fixtures taking place a week later, on 9 and 10 April.

Champions League quarter final draw

There are absolutely no restrictions on which teams can meet, meaning clubs from the same country can face each other. Hence Barcelona and Real Madrid can be drawn against each other today and so can Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

Where to Watch Draw Live

The draw starts from 11am GMT, with Sky Sports News providing live coverage in the UK. Click here to follow the draw live online, on the UEFA Web site.


Six of the most powerful and successful teams in recent times have qualified for the last eight. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have always been three of the best sides in Europe, while Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain have surely done enough in the last couple of years, to be considered title threats.

Meanwhile, the other two are surprise inclusions. And no matter who they draw, unless they spectacularly draw each other, Malaga and Galatasaray will enter the quarter final draw as underdogs.

This is the first time since 1996 that there are no representatives from England in the quarter final of the Champions League. With holders Chelsea and Premier League champions Manchester City already eliminated in the group stage, it was down to Manchester United and Arsenal to keep the English hopes alive.

United made their exit, earlier than many predicted, after they lost the Round of 16 second leg at Old Trafford 2-1 (3-2 on aggregate) to Real Madrid. Arsenal, on the other hand, staged yet another second leg comeback in the Champions League last 16, by beating tournament favourites Bayern Munich 2-0 at the Allianz Arena but fell just short as the Germans advanced (3-3 on aggregate) on away goals.


Dark Horses


One of the biggest highlights of this year is the presence of Champions League debutants Malaga in the last eight. Manuel Pellegrini's men topped Group C ahead of AC Milan and saw off former champions Porto 2-0 at home (2-1 on aggregate) to book their place in the quarters. Malaga's European run so far, against odds and adversities, has been nothing short of spectacular. It will be interesting to see who they draw next.


The Old Lady of Turin has made a strong return to Europe's top flight division and Antonio Conte's men are now starting to look like the team they once were. The Italians improved their form over the course of Group E and showed their true colours in the 3-0 hammering of Chelsea in November. Juventus beat Celtic 5-0 on aggregate to book their place in the last eight and look strong, organised and fearless at the moment.

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

The Bundesliga champions topped the group of Champions without losing a game, beating the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester City and Ajax. And in the Round of 16, they got the better of the impressive Shakhtar Donetsk, beating them 5-2 on aggregate. Dortmund have enjoyed an unbeaten run in Europe so far and have been playing some spectacular attacking football in the process. Looking at the way they defeated the Premier League, La Liga, Eredivisie and Ukranian champions, one has to admit they are one of the favourites for the title.

Who would not fancy seeing a Dortmund v Barcelona final?