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Arsenal stand in Barcelona's way

Published: Friday 19 March 2010, 13.20CET
In the quarter-finals FC Barcelona face Arsenal FC, Olympique Lyonnais play FC Girondins de Bordeaux, FC Bayern München take on Manchester United FC and FC Internazionale Milano meet PFC CSKA Moskva.

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Published: Friday 19 March 2010, 13.20CET

Arsenal stand in Barcelona's way

In the quarter-finals FC Barcelona face Arsenal FC, Olympique Lyonnais play FC Girondins de Bordeaux, FC Bayern München take on Manchester United FC and FC Internazionale Milano meet PFC CSKA Moskva.

FC Barcelona will continue their defence of the UEFA Champions League title with a quarter-final against the side they beat to win the competition in 2006, Arsenal FC.

For the first time since 1998/99 six nations were represented in the draw, made by UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino and the ambassador for the Madrid final, Emilio Butragueño. While Barcelona meet Arsenal over two legs on 30/31 March and 6/7 April, Olympique Lyonnais play French rivals FC Girondins de Bordeaux, FC Bayern München take on Manchester United FC in a replay of the 1999 Camp Nou final and FC Internazionale Milano meet PFC CSKA Moskva.

In the semi-finals, Barcelona or Arsenal will take on Inter or CSKA while the remaining French representatives face Bayern or United. The final will be played at Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu stadium, the first in its new Saturday slot of 22 May, part of a week-long festival that will also encompass the UEFA Women's Champions League final in Getafe two days earlier.

2009/10 UEFA Champions League draw
Quarter-finals: 30/31 March & 6/7 April
1: Olympique Lyonnais (FRA) v FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA)
2: FC Bayern München (GER) v Manchester United FC (ENG)
3: Arsenal FC (ENG) v FC Barcelona (ESP, holders)
4: FC Internazionale Milano (ITA) v PFC CSKA Moskva (RUS)
Semi-finals: 20/21 & 27/28 April
1: Winner quarter-final 2 v Winner quarter-final 1
2: Winner quarter-final 4 v Winner quarter-final 3
Final: Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid; 20.45CET, Saturday 22 May

Winner semi-final 1 v Winner semi-final 2

Last updated: 20/03/10 16.48CET

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