Uefa Champions League 2015-16 quarter-final draw from Nyon, Switzerland

  • Manchester City to face Paris Saint-Germain in their first ever quarter-final tie
  • Holders Barcelona will meet La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid in the last eight for the second time in three seasons
  • Real Madrid draw Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich are paired with Portuguese champions Benfica
  • Ties to be played on the 5/6 and 12/13 April
Champions League draw
The 2015-16 Champions League final will take place at the San Siro in Milan on Saturday 28 May AFP

That is all for this live blog, but stay tuned to IBTimes UK for all the reaction. You can also join my colleague Nick Howson for coverage of the Europa League quarter-final draw which is due to get underway at approximately 12pm GMT.

Athletic Bilbao, Borussia Dortmund, Braga, Liverpool, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sparta Prague and Villarreal are the teams involved in that one.



So, we will have an all-La Liga affair between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. The two sides met at this stage back in 2014, when Diego Simeone's side won 2-1 on aggregate.

Manchester City face a tricky tie against Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paris Saint-Germain, who have exited the Champions League at the quarter-final phase for three consecutive years now.

Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will be quietly confident over their chances of progression.


Paris Saint-Germain vs Manchester City


Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid


Bayern Munich vs Benfica


Wolfsburg vs Real Madrid


Given that it's an open draw, the technical explanation does not take long. Here we go...


Uefa's chief of communications and media Pedro Pinto is today's host. He will be assisted by Gianluca Zambrotta, a former Juventus, Barcelona and AC Milan right-back who also won 98 caps for his native Italy.

He was a member of the Juve side that drew 0-0 with Milan in the 2003 Champions League final at Old Trafford before losing 3-2 on penalties.


No team has managed to successfully claim back-to-back Champions League triumphs since the tournament was rebranded back in 1992.

Holders Barcelona have an incredibly strong chance of ending that run, however, with their current unbeaten streak now standing at 38 following their last-16 second-leg win over Arsenal in Catalonia.


Boasting the most miserly defence in Europe, Atletico Madrid will be one to avoid...



There will be a familiar face missing from the draw today, of course. Former Uefa general secretary and host extraordinaire Gianni Infantino became synonymous with these events in the past, but now has one or two bigger fish to fry in his role as Fifa president.


Wolfsburg are also newcomers to this stage having topped a group containing PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United before dispatching Champions League debutants Gent 4-2 on aggregate.

The rest of the usual suspects are all present and correct, with two-time winners Benfica also through to the last eight for the first time since 2012.


Following the respective exits of Arsenal and Chelsea, Manchester City have been left to fly the Premier League flag alone in Europe's elite club competition.

Manuel Pellegrini's side cruised to a 3-1 win away to Dynamo Kiev last month and ground out a dreadful stalemate in the second leg to qualify for the quarter-finals for the very first time.

Manchester City


This is an entirely open draw and there are no applicable seeding or country restrictions in force.

That essentially means that two clubs from the same nation can be paired together, with nothing to prevent Barcelona facing Real Madrid or indeed Bayern Munich playing Wolfsburg.


The quarter-final first legs will be played on 5/6 April, with return fixtures to be held on the 12/13.

San Siro

This year's final will take place at Milan's San Siro on Saturday 28 May.


A reminder of the eight teams who have qualified for the last eight of this season's competition:

Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Wolfsburg


Good morning and welcome to IBTimes UK's live coverage of the 2015-16 Champions League quarter-final draw, which takes place at Uefa headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland from 11.00 GMT.