Real Madrid Face Historic Tie in Champions League Quarterfinals

Dusan LucicCorrespondent IIMarch 16, 2012

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 14:  Cristiano Ronaldo (#7) of Real Madrid celebrates with Marcelo (R) after scoring Real's 2nd goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Real Madrid and PFC CSKA Moskva at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 14, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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The draws for the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League have been made!

Real Madrid will be happy with their draw, as they cannot face Barcelona until the Munich final showdown.

Los Blancos expect a relatively easy quarterfinal match with surprise outfit APOEL from Cyprus and will play the return leg at Santiago Bernabeu.

The first-leg match will be played on March 27 in GSP Stadium, which is located in Nicosia. This will be the first time Real Madrid have played in Cyprus throughout their rich European history.

The return leg will be played on April 3.

If Real Madrid reach the semifinals, they will face the winner of the Marseille-Bayern Munich tie. Once again, Los Blancos will travel away for the first leg, which will be played on April 17.

Real Madrid's arch-rivals Barcelona will face AC Milan in the quarterfinals. The two already met in the group stage which was topped by the Spanish side.

Real Madrid, alongside Barcelona, remain huge favourites for the Champions League trophy.

Here are the full draws:

APOEL vs. Real Madrid
Marseille vs. Bayern Munich
Benfica vs. Chelsea
AC Milan vs. Barcelona


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