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Champions League quarter-final sees Juventus face Real Madrid again

Sunday - 18/03/2018 20:42
Juventus were given a chance to avenge last year’s Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid when the two sides were drawn together for the quarter-finals of this year’s competition on Friday.
© Fabrice Coffrini, AFP | Ukrainian former football player and ambassador for the UEFA Champions League final in Kiev Andriy Shevchenko shows the slip of FC Barcelona during the quarter final draw at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on March 16, 2018.
© Fabrice Coffrini, AFP | Ukrainian former football player and ambassador for the UEFA Champions League final in Kiev Andriy Shevchenko shows the slip of FC Barcelona during the quarter final draw at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on March 16, 2018.

The Serie A side, beaten 4-1 in Cardiff last season, will host the first leg in Turin following the draw at UEFA headquarters.

The last eight also produced an all English pairing as Liverpool were thrown together with Premier League leaders Manchester City.

In the other ties, Barcelona will face AS Roma, bringing back unhappy memories for the Italian side who lost 6-1 on their last visit to Camp Nou, and Sevilla, who beat Manchester United in the last round, will take on Bayern Munich.

The first legs will be played on April 3/4 with the return matches one week later.

Juventus, who will host the first leg, were thumped 4-1 by Real in last season's final in Cardiff, although the Turin side came out on top when they last met over two legs, in the semi-finals in 2015.

Overall, the teams have faced each other 19 times with eight wins for Juve, nine for Real -- including the 1998 final -- and two draws.

"In last year's final we only played well for the first 45 minutes," said Juventus vice-president and former midfielder Pavel Nedved.

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