UEFA Champions League draw: Quarterfinal field set on Friday

Harold Cunningham

Will Madrid and Barcelona contest a quarterfinal Clasico? Will Juventus finally face one of Europe's elite? Will Borussia Dortmund get a shot at sinking their German rivals? There are brilliant possibilities galore in the UEFA Champions League draw.

Six of the biggest spending and most successful teams in recent times have qualified for the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League, while two of the remaining sides are not like the others. No matter who they draw, unless they miraculously draw each other, Malaga and Galatasaray will go into their quarterfinal ties as massive underdogs.

While English sides are noticeably absent from the quarterfinal, only fans of the teams who qualified for this year's Champions League are going to miss them. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have been three of the best sides of the world in the last five years, while Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund have certainly done enough in the last couple of seasons to be considered legitimate threats to win the competition.

The draw to set the quarterfinal round takes place on Friday, at 7 am ET, 12 pm local time in Switzerland. CET is currently plus-five hours on Eastern Time, due to the recent daylight savings time change that did not affect Europe.

Remaining teams

Barcelona
Real Madrid
Malaga
Borussia Dortmund
Bayern Munich
Paris Saint-Germain
Juventus
Galatasaray

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