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UEFA Champions League: Exciting quarterfinal matches

UEFA Champions League 2011/12

UEFA Champions League 2011/12

The draw ceremony for the quarterfinals and semifinals of the UEFA Champions League took place at the UEFA headquarters, the House of European Football, in Nyon moments ago.

The draw was conducted by UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino and Paul Breitner, the Ambassador for the Munich final.


The draw has produced following exciting matches in the quarterfinals:

Quarterfinal 1:
APOEL FC vs Real Madrid CF

Quarterfinal 2:
Olympique de Marseille vs FC Bayern Munich

Quarterfinal 3:
SL Benfica vs Chelsea FC

Quarterfinal 4:
AC Milan vs FC Barcelona

The quarterfinals will be played on a home-and-away basis, with the first legs scheduled for March 27 and 28 March, while the return legs will be played on April 3 and 4.


The semifinal matches will be as follows:

Semifinal 1:
Olympique de Marseille / FC Bayern Munich vs APOEL FC / Real Madrid CF

Semifinal 2:
SL Benfica / Chelsea FC vs AC Milan vs FC Barcelona

The semifinal first legs will be held two weeks after the quarterfinals, on April 17 and 18, with the second legs scheduled for April 24 and 25.