Real Madrid will face Atletico Madrid in the quarter-final stages of the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League.
In the draw concluded at UEFA’s Headquarters in Nyon, Real Madrid could have faced any one of the other seven quarter-finalists as at this stage meaning two clubs from the same association could meet or repeat from of a group stage tie.
After narrowly ousting Borussia Dortmund in last year’s QF (3-2 aggregate), Real Madrid have another mighty task in Atletico Madrid.
Los Blancos are here at this stage after a fantastic group stage effort and then a completely reverse woeful showing against Schalke. The Spaniards won 5-4 on aggregate but not before some nervy moments in the reverse fixture after winning 2-0 away.
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Real’s most recent win against Atletico Madrid came in the memorable final in Lisbon last season. However, since then the cross town rivals have had the upper hand. Atleti have won four and drawn two in Supercopa, league and Copa del Rey clashes with most recent being a humbling 4-0 loss at the Vicente Calderon. However, as is known by now, Real Madrid have a special knack of clicking when it comes to Champions Legaue games.
Atletico Madrid are here on the back of a nervy penalty shootout victory over another German team Bayer Leverkusen. With scoreline 1-1 reading after 180 minutes, and the necessary 30 minutes of extra time, the two went to penalties. In the end, Stefan Kießling missed his final penalty to send the Colchoneros through.
First leg will be played on 14 April at the Calderon and return leg at the Bernabeu on 22 April.
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