Derby draw for Atlético in Champions League

Atleti drawn against Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of Europe


Atlético’s reward for getting through the round of 16 against Bayer Leverkusen is the short trip to Real Madrid in the quarters, in a rematch of last season’s final.

The first leg will be played at home on the 14th April, with the return leg staged at the Bernabeu just a week later on the 22nd.

It’s an opportunity for revenge for Atlético, after last season’s disappointment in Lisbon.

Atleti have already played Real Madrid a massive six times this season, with 2 draws and 4 victories for the rojiblancos.

Full draw:
Paris St-Germain v Barcelona
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid
Porto v Bayern Munich
Juventus v Monaco

Here’s some instant reaction:

  • Koke6

    Easy to say that bayern and juve should come out on top. Our’s and barca’s games will be interesting.
    Hoping for a complete derby dominance by Atletico.

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    It’s a Madrid derby of course we’ll be fired up but I’m tired of playing them this season… it seems like the powers that be just don’t want an all spanish final again

  • diego_carp

    Sigh… these guys again? This is starting to be tiring. Atleti have a good record against them this season, but I would have preferred a foreign team this time

  • Abdil Egriøz

    my words

  • Last night I said that I don’t want Real Madrid, but today maybe I’m the only one who is happy about it, because we had a big family reunion and it was too loud with the many kids and I was watching the draw without being able to hear anything and I was far from the TV and I missed the first ball which was for PSG, then I saw the next 2 balls, Barcelona, then Atletico
    I thought that we got Barca, and to be honest, I was very sad, and for about 15 minutes I was convinced that our campaign in the CL was over, because the way we have been playing lately and the way Barca have been playing, I don’t think we stand a chance against them
    Then I went to the internet to read the reactions and I discovered that it’s not Barca, but Madrid, and what a big relief that was !
    Of course Madrid are still a tough opponent, but they are much easier for us than Barca

    I’m glad that this confusion happened to me, because if not maybe I wouldn’t be happy right now
    Sometimes human mind works in a strange way !

  • Kolli

    Always nice to kick their butts