Champions League Q-finals: Bayern face Madrid, Barca battle Juve

Mar 19, 2017, 00:15
Champions League Q-finals: Bayern face Madrid, Barca battle Juve

"This is the Champions League", Allegri said via Twitter.

Barcelona will take on Juventus in European competition for the 10th time when they go head to head in the Champions League quarter-finals. "Juve are growing by the day". We need to respect Barca, but without any fear because we are capable of challenging them.

"We've been given tough draws for years now, but we're pulling forward". "[Paulo] Dybala and [Leonardo] Bonnuci, for example, wanted to face them".

"The first leg is very important, because I've played at Camp Nou and I know what it feels like to be pushed on by 95,000 people".

"We've come on a long way since the last time we crossed paths in the 2015 final and I believe that this is the right time to be facing them again". In these kinds of matches it doesn't matter where you're playing.

The Bianconeri eased through to the final eight by defeating Porto 3-0 on aggregate, but the Blaugrana made headlines by overturning a heavy first leg defeat via a stunning 6-1 victory over PSG back at the Camp Nou.

"It's a very hard tie, but we're in a good dynamic and very high spirits", he said after Friday's draw in Nyon. "There's a good dynamic at the moment and morale is sky high but that doesn't mean we're going to go through".

Ben Gladwell reports on Serie A, the Italian national team and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Association.

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