UEFA Champions League updates: 14-20 March

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The draw has been made for the quarter-finals ...

Bayern v Benfica (5 & 13 April)
Barcelona v Atlético (5 & 13 April)
Wolfsburg v Madrid (6 & 12 April)
Paris v Manchester City (6 & 12 April)

Lionel Messi, Neymar and Robert Lewandowski all scored on Saturday, while Zlatan Ibrahimović shot up into the top ten in the ESM Golden Shoe rankings with four goals in the 9-0 win at Troyes that confirmed Paris as French champions.

ESM Golden Shoe standings (13 March)
1= Gonzalo Higuaín (SSC Napoli) 27 x 2 = 54
1= Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 27 x 2 = 54
3= Jonas (Benfica) 26 x 2 = 52
3= Luis Suárez (Barcelona) 26 x 2 = 52
5: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern München) 24 x 2 = 48
6= Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) 22 x 2 = 44
6= Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 22 x 2 = 44
8= Zlatan Ibrahimović (Paris Saint-Germain) 27 x 1,5 = 40,5
8= Eran Zahavi (Maccabi Tel Aviv) 27 x 1,5 = 40,5
10= Neymar (FC Barcelona) 20 x 2 = 40
10= Islam Slimani (Sporting Clube de Portugal) 20 x 2 = 40

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This week's UEFA Champions League games

Manchester City v Dynamo Kyiv
Atlético Madrid v PSV Eindhoven

Bayern München v Juventus
Barcelona v Arsenal

Juventus left-back Patrice Evra in La Gazzetta dello Sport on the Bianconeri's second leg against Bayern München.

The first leg helped us understand that we can hurt Bayern. We played with too much respect in the first half, but now we know Bayern can be vulnerable and are beatable. It's not arrogance, but we must not forget that we reached the final last season. We don't have to feel ashamed to admit that we did not play with great personality in the first leg. We started to play only when we were 2-0 down. In football you need to be proactive, not reactive. It must be a lesson for us. In Munich we have to take the initiative. I'm sure Bayern will play with more respect after our comeback and we have to use this advantage.

Thomas Müller speaking to the Bayern München website about the second leg against Juventus.

Juventus will set up defensively. We want to be dominant and efficient with our chances early on. I'm optimistic, but also wary, because Juventus created two goals from relatively little in the first leg. It's going to be a lively battle, just as you want it to be in the Champions League. Perhaps it's a bit early for this kind of an encounter to take place, in the round of 16, but that's how it is. It will be very exciting.

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Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart on his side's prospects of reaching the last eight:

It's important for us. It's a target we've had for a number of years now, we've put ourselves in a good position but there's a long way to go. It's going to be a tough game. I think they are back from their mini pre-season now so it's going to be a difficult night for us. But we're ready and we want to make some more history.

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Joe Hart on the threat Dynamo pose to City at 3-1 down:

Dynamo have had games now and they're in their flow. 3-1 is a good scoreline for us, but it's only a start. We've got 95 minutes to really battle it out and try to book ourselves a little bit of history with the club. They've got two good wingers, they've got goals in them. They are a Champions League side – anyone who qualifies for the last 16 is a dangerous side – and they definitely are.

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Joe Hart on City's prospects of winning the UEFA Champions League this season:

It's going to be difficult – it's a really difficult tournament – but we've got to believe that we can win it or there's no point in turning up. We've got to take advantage of the opportunities we've got at this club. I can only speak for myself, but it's really exciting to be in this situation and going into a last-16 game with a good chance of going through and doing things I've never done before and creating history for this club.

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Bayern München captain Philipp Lahm on the second leg against Juventus.

Juve won't mind if it is 0-0 until late in the match. They're a dangerous team. Not every team has the ability to sit and wait for mistakes, but Juve do. They have the quality, experience and calmness to do so.

After they captured the title with eight games to spare on Sunday, Paris's players have been given two days off by coach Laurent Blanc, and will only resume training on Wednesday. "They deserve it and I'm not against partying with them," Blanc said. "I am confident that one final [the League Cup] and the possibility of a second [the French Cup] will maintain the focus in the squad. There is no need to motivate players to play in finals." Defender David Luiz agreed: "Winning the title so early is great, but there's still job to be done."

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Former Bayern captain Lothar Matthäus is convinced Josep Guardiola's side will reach the quarter-finals as they head into their round of 16 decider with Juventus with the scores level at 2-2. "Juventus won't be attack-minded in the second leg," he said. "They will try to keep it at 0-0 for as long as possible and look for one opportunity to pounce." Matthäus, capped 150 times for Germany, expects a three-horse race for the UEFA Champions League title: "Before the draw was made, I said that Paris Saint-Germain should be rated higher than Real Madrid. I believe that Bayern, Barcelona or Paris will lift the trophy."

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The day's last three press conferences are almost upon us, with the coaches and selected players from Dynamo Kyiv, Atlético Madrid and PSV Eindhoven all scheduled to speak to the media over the next hour.

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Running about 20 minutes late, PSV Eindhoven coach Phillip Cocu and midfielder Andrés Guardado are sat down at the Vicente Calderón, answering journalists' questions.

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Andrés Guardado, PSV Eindhoven midfielder

I've played here many times with Deportivo and Valencia, but a UEFA Champions League match is different. We all know how difficult it will be.

We are playing against the best defence in Europe but we believe in our chances. We need to score. We are a very offensive team and we score almost every match. We have to play as we always do and make full use of our best assets.

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Phillip Cocu, PSV Eindhoven coach

We have played many games against great teams in big stadiums. The atmosphere should give players extra energy even if the fans are not supporting them. There is such intensity in this stadium, and Simeone has ramped it up in recent years.

We want to advance in the competition and we don't mind if it comes via a penalty shoot-out. Playing for 0-0 is not easy, though. We have to play football, not only defend. We will give our all. It's our chance to advance and it won't be easy but we need to believe. We have to fight for a win or draw.

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Andriy Yarmolenko, Dynamo Kyiv winger

We haven't just come here to play but to win. We lost 3-1 at home so we don't have a great chance of getting through, but we are optimistic and prepared to put on a good performance for the supporters.

We have already played four games [in 2016] and all the guys are already in good form. There are no excuses that we have not played enough.

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Serhiy Rebrov, Dynamo Kyiv coach

We will try to rid ourselves of the nerves. I think we have a chance provided the players don't feel nervous. If they are relaxed they will create chances. We will fight for a result, regardless of the result of the first leg.

We have to be focused, we have to work hard and we have to be strong. But most of all we have to be a team. We have a lot of good players, but we have to be a team. We want to play at full steam from the start of the match - but it doesn't always happen.

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Gabi, Atlético Madrid midfielder

We must win for our supporters, for the club and for what this competition means to us. We approach this match at a great time. We know PSV are a team that like to have the ball. I think they are going to be more defensive here but they have important players who will make things difficult for us.

People see Atlético as a team that grow, compete and know how to play. We are here because we have won and we will keep on in the same vein. We need players and supporters at their best and I'm sure we will get them.

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Diego Simeone, Atlético Madrid coach

The team is in decent shape. We have been going well in recent matches and we expect to continue that way on Tuesday. I hope Griezmann continues responding to the team needs as he has been doing and like the rest of the squad. We have to score one goal more than our opponents.

We are thinking of playing a 4-3-3 and we will try to make sure the match plays to our strengths. PSV are good on the counterattack; they play very well with space, their second line is dangerous and they are good at dead-ball situations. [Luuk] de Jong is an important player and a main point of reference for his team.

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Wednesday's matches: Barcelona v Arsenal, Bayern v Juventus
Tuesday's drama: Atlético's shoot-out success, Can City go on to win it?
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The Manchester Evening News hopes City can scratch a crucial itch against Dynamo Kyiv tonight. "It's been well documented that City have struggled in the Champions League since they first qualified back in 2011," it writes. "If they can get past Kiev, and with a 3-1 lead from the away leg already secured it seems likely, they will make history and qualify for the quarter-finals for the first time. That would be a huge boost psychologically going into the club's next phase of development under Pep Guardiola."

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Per Mertesacker knows Arsenal's only option is to go for the jugular as they head for Camp Nou 2-0 down against Barcelona. "We have to go there and try to attack, no matter what - that is the only possibility we have," the defender said. "They are the ultimate team at the minute, so we are straight away under pressure and we have to go away from home."

Disappointing recent results have cast the Gunners adrift of the leading pair in the Premier League and brought an end to their FA Cup campaign, but Mertesacker hopes the dark clouds will lift. "I think the confidence is there, we are just missing something," he said. "At the moment we lack that killer instinct. We need to work on that if we want to be successful in the Premier League and the Champions League."

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Today's front cover of Marca reads "A night for Giants" as they echo Diego Simeone's rallying call for the Atlético fans to get behind their side and push them over the line and into the quarter-finals for the third season running. The four players pictured – Koke, José María Giménez, Saúl Ñíguez and Antoine Griezmann – form the core of an exciting young Atlético squad who are a force to be reckoned with both domestically and in Europe. Having lost just two of their past 27 home UEFA competition games, the expectation is that the Rojiblancos should have enough to overcome PSV.

Lothar Matthäus insists there will be no repeat of Bayern's first leg performance, when they let a 2-0 lead slip to draw 2-2 with Juventus. "Bayern won't let a secure lead like that slip so easily for a second time," the former Bayern midfielder maintained, adding: "Of course, Juve are a top team, but they are still one notch below the top three in Europe." The top three according to Matthäus: Bayern, Barcelona and Paris.

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The Independent picks up on City manager Manuel Pellegrini's claim that his team can go beyond the quarter-finals and "play against all the big teams", noting with a touch of scepticism: "This is City's fifth season among the European elite and they have only beaten one of the game's big beasts. That club is Bayern, who have been overcome three times by City but always when the Germans had already qualified for the business end of the competition."

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The Daily Telegraph, focuses on Manuel Pellegrini's hopes of lifting the trophy with City and his comment that he felt "the same responsibility" to do well even with Josep Guardiola taking his job after May. It writes: "Pellegrini has set his sights on winning the Champions League, but is adamant he is not thinking of it as a leaving present."

The Daily Express reflects on goalkeeper Joe Hart's wish to "make a bit more history with the club" by progressing past Dyanako Kyiv. It adds: "City will go into tonight's game, their 36th in the Champions League in five years, on a domestic downer after dropping two points at lowly Norwich on Saturday. They have not won back-to-back games since October but Hart insists that despite their inconsistent domestic form, the players have not sub-consciously prioritised the Champions League."

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Manuel Pellegrini, Manchester City manager:

I think we have improved in the competition because before I arrived here this group didn't qualify for the last 16. We did it twice in the last two years. I think this year we have improved a little bit more because we have won the group and now we have the option to continue to the next round.

The most important thing is to know that we are not already qualified. We play against a big team who know how to play this type of game, so that for me is the first target of the club. After that, we try to see who we have to play in the quarter-finals.

We are starting at 0-0 and trying to be a better team than Dynamo here at home. We will put out a strong squad. We need to win the game and will put out the strongest squad we can.

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Serhiy Rebrov, Dynamo coach:

We will try to rid ourselves of the nerves. I think we have a chance provided the players don't feel nervous. If they are relaxed they will create chances. We will fight for a result, regardless of the result of the first leg.

We have to be focused, we have to work hard and we have to be strong. But most of all we have to be a team. We have a lot of good players, but we have to be a team. We want to play at full steam from the start of the match - but it doesn't always happen.

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Diego Simeone, Atlético coach:

The team is in decent shape. We have been going well in recent matches and we expect to continue that way on Tuesday. I hope Griezmann continues responding to the team needs as he has been doing and like the rest of the squad. We have to score one goal more than our opponents.

We are thinking of playing a 4-3-3 and we will try to make sure the match plays to our strengths. PSV are good on the counterattack; they play very well with space, their second line is dangerous and they are good at dead-ball situations. [Luuk] de Jong is an important player and the main point of reference for his team.

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Phillip Cocu, PSV coach

We want to advance in the competition and we don't mind if it comes via a penalty shoot-out. Playing for 0-0 isn't easy, though. We have to play football, not only defend. We'll give our all. It's our chance to advance and it won't be easy but we need to believe. We have to fight for a win or draw.

We have played many games against great teams in big stadiums. The atmosphere should give the players extra energy even if the fans are not supporting them. There is such intensity in this stadium, and Simeone has ramped it up in recent years.

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Edward Linskens struck an away goal at Real Madrid for Guus Hiddink's PSV in the semi-finals back in 1987/88 ...

Former Germany international Oliver Bierhoff - who enjoyed a fruitful ten-year stay in Italy with Ascoli, Udinese, Milan and Chievo - is convinced that Josep Guardiola's side will overcome Juve on Wednesday. "A German-Italian clash is always nice," Bierhoff told football magazine Kicker. "Bayern are favourites for me, as they have the stronger squad generally. They have a clear aim of winning the Champions League, and for that reason they will come out on top against Juventus."

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Breaking Juventus news from Italy ...

Juventus head to Germany hoping to record just their second victory away against round of 16 rivals Bayern, their first a 1-0 success on their maiden trip in November 2004. UEFA.com looks back at that tense affair, when a last-minute Alessandro Del Piero goal sealed top spot in UEFA Champions League Group C for the visitors.

Ahead of Juventus's trip to Bayern and on his 23rd birthday, Paul Pogba revealed his childhood heroes. "Ronaldo is my footballing role model and the player that made me fall in love with football," the France midfielder told the FIFA website. "I was enthralled by him as I used to play up front when I was younger. His technique, pace and eye for goal, as well as the variety of his play, was something I liked and admired."

The Bianconeri star added: "And of course Zinédine Zidane too! He's a French icon and someone who made a real impression on us. We won't forget him. Everyone respects and admires him and we all want to emulate what he’s achieved in his career."

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Arsenal have a mountain to climb on Wednesday after Lionel Messi's late double in the first leg gave Barcelona a 2-0 victory in north London – the fourth year in a row the Gunners have lost at home in the round of 16 first leg. Winners of Group E, Luis Enrique's charges were one of only two teams to go through the group stage unbeaten and are now looking to reach the quarter-finals for the ninth consecutive season.

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The last training session before leaving for Munich brought Juventus two huge blows as midfielder Claudio Marchisio and forward Paulo Dybala (pictured) were ruled out of Wednesday's visit to Bayern. The Bianconeri duo both reported calf problems this morning. Hernanes and first-leg goalscorer Stefano Sturaro are in contention to replace Marchisio, while Álvaro Morata is expected to play in attack instead of Dybala.

Meanwhile Massimiliano Allegri is also expected to be without Giorgio Chiellini in defence as the centre-back is struggling to recover from his muscle injury while Mario Mandžukić should make it despite remaining in doubt with a groin problem.

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Concentration levels are at their peak in Germany ahead of Bayern's return leg against Juventus. In an interview with the club website, captain Philipp Lahm warned his teammates to approach the match cautiously. "This is the Champions League, we're up against last year's finalists, it's the absolute highest level. At this level, against such a top side, you cannot afford any mistakes. A clever Italian team will punish you immediately."

But Lahm also points to his side's strength at home. "Now we are playing at home, we know how strong we are here. We can always score two, three, four goals," continued the defender. Josep Guardiola's side were in unstoppable form at the Fußball Arena München in the group stage, winning their three games against Dinamo Zagreb, Arsenal and Olympiacos with an aggregate score of 14-1.

Since the first leg, Manchester City have won their first trophy of the season – the League Cup – but their Premier League form has been mixed. Manuel Pellegrini's men suffered a heavy defeat at Liverpool and dropped two more points at struggling Norwich at the weekend, yet in front of their home supporters you would expect an improvement against Dynamo Kyiv. City have never before reached the quarter-finals – they will not have many better chances than this.

Diego Simeone will be confident that his Atlético side, who have lost just twice in 27 UEFA Champions League home games, can make it through. The Rojiblancos will look to in-form AntoineGriezmann to fire them through to a third consecutive quarter-final but their watertight back line, who have shipped just three in the competition thus far, must be wary of the returning Luuk de Jong. He has 19 goals in 26 league games this season.

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Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen is addressing the media ahead of the last-16 return against Arsenal ...

Tomorrow's game will be difficult but I'm excited to play in goal again. Arsenal are very dangerous ioffensively. We have to keep an eye on them defensively as we did in the first leg.

Everyone knows that Lionel Messi is the best player in the world. It is great for us. Like all the players on the pitch he wants to win.

Mesut Özil can do unthinkable things just like Messi. He is impressive. I have played with him a couple of times and he is a important player for Germany, and we need to be alert tomorrow to avoid him hurting us.

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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has his say on Wednesday's decider:

[The 2-0 win in London] was a good result but it doesn't change our approach. It is still an open match, our opponents are dangerous and we need to play very well to go through to the next round. Sometimes the match looks perfect because of the result, but there is always room for improvement. That's why football is so complex – 11 players have to do the same things at the same time.

We have to try to handle quality players like Mesut Özil and Alexis Sánchez. We want to keep the ball as much as possible to avoid counterattacks – it will not be easy, but lately we have being doing that well. Alexis is a very important player for Arsenal and the national team. He is a quality player, fast and attacking and he has improved his way of playing since he came too Barcelona. We have to be careful with him.

We want to be better than Arsenal. In the first leg, we were under pressure in the beginning, but we were able to solve that. They are very direct, we realised that in the first leg. It is difficult to be in a club for twenty years - Arsène Wenger has done a good job. Of course I enjoy it here, but the job is intense. I try to enjoy as much as possible and my goals are the same as the players.

Much was made of Josep Guardiola’s public dressing down of Joshua Kimmich following the recent 0-0 draw away to Dortmund in the Bundesliga. But the Bayern coach was quick to praise the youngster afterwards, claiming "he's potentially one of the best centre backs in the world".

Of the nine matches that he has deputised at the back since Jérôme Boateng's groin injury, the German title holders have kept six clean sheets. Despite his lack of height, Kimmich has slotted into the back four seamlessly, with gritty performances and an ability to read the game that is remarkable for his age. The 21-year-old may have come under criticism for his part in both Juventus goals in Turin, but there's no doubting that a place in the starting lineup on Wednesday would be fully deserved.

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Juventus trio Mario Mandžukić (Bayern, 2012-2014), Sami Khedira (Stuttgart, 2006-10) and Andrea Barzagli (Wolfsburg 2008-2010) prepare for their return to Germany ...

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Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini will miss the decider at Bayern after failing to recover from a calf problem. The Italian international has not featured for Juve since 28 February.

Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribéry are sharing their thoughts in Germany before Bayern coach Josep Guardiola looks forward to the Juventus tie.

"I play with a lot of freedom – hopefully I can carry on in the same vein," said Atlético's Antoine Griezmann, who having scored in all four of his Liga outings since the 0-0 first-leg draw at PSV, can make it five from five in all competitions in the rematch. The Dutch side's ten-game winning streak in the Eredivisie ended with Saturday's 1-1 draw against Heerenveen, Jeroen Zoet conceding his first goal in 603 minutes in all competitions. "It is a nice detail but I would prefer to win a trophy," the goalkeeper noted.

Franck Ribéry, Bayern midfielder:

I am fit [following thigh injury]. Playing games is totally different to just training. It's great to be playing again. The head coach has to decide. Whether on the pitch or on the bench, I'm ready. I think I've been here nine years. I feel at home here.

Juventus are strong defensively strong, they keep things tight. They're good on the break, take good set-pieces and are always dangerous. We always aim to win and score goals, but we will have to play with patience tomorrow.

Bayern coach Josep Guardiola:

I've never been afraid of a Champions League game. I'm privileged to be here. It's a huge battle, a final for both teams. If we win, we are happy. If we don't, we think about what we can do better. It's how a great club works. I know what will happen if we don't win the competition. I accept the pressure and the role.

We have to accept the result of the first leg. I would have preferred 5-0, but now we have to deal with it. Juventus are Juventus, with their own special spirit. The situation is the same as ever: Juve will be very strong opponents.

I know the Italian mentality – it has won them so many titles. They wait for their moment. They know how to defend and how to score goals. After the first game, my appreciation and respect for Juve is even greater.

Juve can defend with ten players, with concentration and focus. I don't like this style of play, but I am impressed by the way they do it. They can also keep the ball with players like Paul Pogba, and they can attack. Juve can always score goals. We really will need to be at our best level to win. We're all looking forward to this 'final'.

We could only train a bit because of the snow. I hope we are ready tomorrow. We need every player - we can't win with only 11 players tomorrow.

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More from Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski:

We played well for the first hour in the first game. We have to be careful with Juventus, they are a strong team and they just need one chance. Italian sides never lose their heads. They never stray from their gameplan and they will fight untill the end.

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Arsène Wenger has been in charge of Arsenal for all eight of their meetings with Barcelona – against four different coaches for the Liga side – but never got better than a draw away from north London. The absence of Petr Čech, who has experience of victory at the Camp Nou with Chelsea, is a particular blow for the Gunners, but Barça will miss Gerard Piqué just as much. Expect goals, entertainment … and the holders to proceed.

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Barcelona No10 Lionel Messi has netted 23 times in 18 appearances in 2016, and requires only three more to get to 500 for club and country. Though he missed a penalty in Saturday's 6-0 mauling of Getafe, he made amends with a superb free-kick. It is not the sort of form that offers Arsenal much hope as they come to Camp Nou 2-0 down. "It's 95% for them and 5% for us," manager Arsène Wenger noted of his team's chances, the Gunners travelling with heads bowed low, having been dumped out of the FA Cup by Watford on Sunday.

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Frustrated by Norwich City at the weekend, Sergio Agüero will face injury-sapped Dynamo Kyiv looking to claim his spot in the top ten of Manchester City's all-time scorers. The 27-year-old has struck 128 times since joining in 2011 and is two goals shy of tenth-placed Frank Roberts, with Billy Gillespie and Fred Tilson on 132 goals in joint eighth. "It would be a major achievement," said Agüero, whose team are 3-1 up from the away leg. "But I'd rather focus on my next goal rather than the ones I've scored and the ones I might score in the future."

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Yaya Touré has recovered from injury and is fit to play in tonight's last-16 second leg against Dynamo Kyiv. The Manchester City midfielder missed Saturday's 0-0 draw against Norwich in the Premier League because of a heel injury but is expected to start Tuesday's decider. "He has no problems," said City manager Manuel Pellegrini.

City (probable lineup): Hart; Sagna, Kompany, Otamendi, Clichy; Fernandinho, Touré; Navas, Silva, Sterling; Agüero.

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Dutch champions PSV will be missing banned Uruguay Under-20 forward Gastón Pereiro for tonight's tie at Atlético. However, Phillip Cocu will be boosted by the return of top scorer Luuk de Jong, who missed the first leg through suspension.

PSV (probable lineup): Zoet; Arias, Bruma, Moreno, Willems; Guardado, Pröpper, Van Ginkel; Narsingh, De Jong, Locadia.

Midfielders Serhiy Rybalka, Radosav Petrović and Serhiy Myakushko will be miss Dynamo Kyiv's trip to Manchester City. Olexandr Rybka (knee), Mykola Morozyuk (knee), Mykyta Burda (unspecified) and Júnior Moraes (adductor) are also sidelined.

Dynamo Kyiv (probable lineup): Shovkovskiy; Vida, Khacheridi, Dragovic, Antunes; Veloso, Buyalskiy, Garmash, Yarmolenko, Gusev; Teodorczyk.

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Atlético forward Yannick Carrasco, who missed the first leg with a right ankle injury, will return to for tonight's meeting with PSV. Stefan Savić (thigh) and Tiago (leg) are out.

Atlético (probable lineup): Oblak; Juanfran, Giménez, Godín, Filipe Luís; Koke, Gabi, Carrasco, Saúl; Griezmann, Fernando Torres.

Bayern have won their last nine UEFA Champions League home matches and will feel confident they can make it ten on Wednesday. Juventus revived their quarter-final hopes in Turin, but will have to tame the Bayern attack and grab an away goal or two to progress – Giorgio Chiellini will be sorely missed.

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen praises Lionel Messi ...

"He is always very dangerous for any goalkeeper. He is incredible because he can shoot from wherever he wants and how he wants. When he has the ball he can't be stopped."

Massimiliano Allegri is joined by Gianluigi Buffon in Munich for Juventus's pre-match press conference:

More from Juventus No1 Gianluigi Buffon:

I want us to play better then we did last time out - I hope we will be able to do so. The tie is finely poised. This is an important sign that shows we've reached another step in our growth. We will have to deal with the injuries and be very careful.

Their success over the past five years make Bayern the stronger team. Let's see who has the upper hand tomorrow. We're a strong outfit and have the ability and conviction to make life difficult for them.

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Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri:

Playing a game like this against one of the top teams in Europe means we will have to take the risk and score goals. We have to win or at least draw 3-3. We need to show a very, very good game to succeed tomorrow …

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Chelsea are out of the UEFA Champions League, but they have beaten Ajax 1-0 to reach the UEFA Youth League finals. The holders play Anderlecht in the semi-finals on 15 April with Real Madrid up against Paris Saint-Germain. All games, including the final on 18 April, are at the Stade Colovray, opposite UEFA's Swiss headquarters in Nyon.

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Thank you for joining us at UEFA.com for build up to this week’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg ties as we prepare for Manchester City’s home meeting with Dynamo Kyiv and PSV’s trip to face Atlético Madrid. Make sure to check back here tomorrow for more reaction to tonight’s results and a look forward to tomorrow’s fixtures. Head over to the MatchCentre for analysis and previews of today's big matches in England and Spain.

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On Tuesday, Atlético advanced to the quarter-finals on penalties for the second successive season after their contest with PSV became the first UEFA Champions League knockout tie to finish goalless after two legs ...

Meanwhile, in England, Manchester City reached the last eight for the first time, but injuries to both centre-backs against Dynamo Kyiv overshadowed their night ...

While two more sides joined them in the draw for Friday's quarter-finals draw, Paris spent Tuesday night at the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation's third annual gala dinner - featuring an auction to raise monety to help disadvantaged children. Blaise Matuidi, David Luiz and Lucas became auctioneers for the day, with featured lots including signed national-team shirts and amatch ball from last season's Paris success against Chelsea signed by the whole team. In total, €365,000 was, with several players putting in winning bids. Adrien Rabiot won a statue of King Kong wearing a PSG shirt, Salvatore Sirigu bought Angel di Maria's portrait, and Javier Pastore got a shirt signed by basketball star LeBron James.

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The Manchester Evening News has cause to crow after City's progress to the last eight. "It will take a minor miracle at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night for Arsenal to overturn Barcelona's 2-0 first leg lead - but the expectancy is that Manchester City will be English football's last hope of triumphing in the Champions League this season," it writes. "That in itself is a commendable feat and with Wolfsburg and Benfica still in the competition, they have every right to believe the semi-finals are a very distinct possibility. Even if the goalless draw with Dynamo [Kyiv] lacked any real spark - the professional job done by City in difficult circumstances will have pleased Manuel Pellegrini most."

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The Daily Mail reckons tonight's meeting with Barcelona "might just be" Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger's last in the UEFA Champions League, "the competition that has done so much to build him up and break him down". Citing discontent over the club's direction after a lean spell in domestic football, the paper asserts that "he could consider walking away because of the unrest among supporters who want change". The UEFA Champions League, it reckons, is the glaring absentee from his personal trophy cabinet: "In all, across Wenger's time at Arsenal they have reached the quarter-finals or better six times. Is that enough of a return? Probably not."

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Nicolás Otamendi has told City's website that the injury that meant he was hauled off during last night's decider against Dynamo Kyiv was not a serious one. "It was something similar to a quadriceps paralysis - I may [think differently on Wednesday] but the knock was so deep I couldn’t keep playing and decided to leave my place to a team-mate," he explained. "I'll have a medical review tomorrow. I hope everything is fine and I could be called up by Argentina."

The news was less positive for defender Vincent Kompany, Manuel Pellegrini announcing: "Vincent unfortunately again has a muscle injury in his calf, the same one he has had before... Always with muscle injuries it means one month. He must be very strong mentally because he has to accept that there is nothing anybody can do immediately."

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'A score to settle' reads Münchner Merkur's headline ahead of Bayern's decider against Juventus, the paper wondering whether Juventus's Mario Mandžukić - once pushed aside at Bayern - could return to haunt his old club. The Croatian played a key role in the first leg, featuring in the build-up to both Juve's goals in a 2-2 draw. "He has a different type of hunger to the rest of us," the paper quotes Patrice Evra as saying.

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Arjen Robben is a doubt for Bayern since he is suffering from a cold. This is what coach Josep Guardiola had to say about him...

After 210 goalless minutes, the shoot-out was torment for Atlético and PSV, with both sides converting their first seven penalties before the tie was settled on sudden death, after Luciano Narsingh hit the woodwork for the visitors. Here's how the hosts celebrated their success ...

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Andrés Guardado, PSV midfielder:

We go home with an intense feeling of sadness. Being so close makes the loss even more painful, but in the dressing room we said that we can be proud of the tie we played and the effort we put in. Before the tie, nobody thought we would go through, yet we came really close to eliminating them. We have shown we can go head-to-head with Atlético Madrid.

We needed to be a bit more daring in attack. We let Atlético have a lot of the ball but when we had it we created danger. I don't think we were bold enough in that sense. We tried our best on the counter – we came close to scoring, but it wasn't to be. Now we need to win the Dutch league and qualify for next season's Champions League.

José María Giménez, Atlético defender:

I had to take a penalty in the end and that was the hardest moment of the game. It's a difficult time – it's as if the goal is 50 metres away. Luckily I decided where to hit it and even more luckily the goalkeeper dived the other way so it went in. When the ball hits the back of the net it's a real relief.

Phillip Cocu, PSV coach:

I have contrasting emotions. We are proud of the two performances against Atlético, especially here. Tactically we were very good, we battled a lot. But on other hand you're disappointed after the penalties.

[Luuk] de Jong had cramp in both legs, so we had to make a change. Andrés Guardado also had some physical problems.

They changed their system in the second half and we had more difficulties, with [Yannick] Carrasco playing more on the wing. We had five at the back and had problems on the left but without giving them many chances. Then they changed again and after that we controlled the game, I think.

You can never be sure, but if we had scored, they would have needed two. We needed a bit of luck, we did not create many chances, and we were not able to score in the end.

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Diego Simeone, Atlético coach:

I'm delighted to get into the quarter-finals. Behind Juanfran's winning penalty is a lot of hard work from a lot of people and it's a great thrill for us to be in the quarters. We will continue competing and we won't underestimate what it means to get to the last eight.

It was a difficult game. We wanted to get in behind their two centre-backs with [Antoine] Griezmann and [Yannick] Carrasco. When I thought it was right to bring [Fernando] Torres on, I did. Then I brought on [Matías] Kranevitter to have more stability in the middle of the park. The side who made a mistake would lose. Neither side made any and in the end we went to penalties.

Nil-nil is always an anxious scoreline. We need to say well done to our opponents, who played with a 5-3-2 and they did it very well. But I think we showed more desire to win the tie in both legs.

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It’s fair to say Atlético's players were overcome with emotion when they finally defeated PSV last night and they took to social media to express their delight. Here is some of the best ...

"Proud of the team and the fans. Now, for the quarter-finals," declared Fernando Torres.

"I love you Atleti" was the message Filipe Luis posted:

Diego Godín posted: "Once again I'm proud of this team and these incredible fans, we fight together and we believe until the end".

José María Giménez declared the win as "incredible," adding "we suffered but we made it to the quarters. Thanks to everyone!"

Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini hailed a "very important achievement for the club":

I am satisfied because we have qualified for the next stage. We didn't want to force the game because we didn't need to. They had to take more risks than us so we just wanted to keep the ball and try to score. Dynamo didn't create many chances apart from one at the end. It was a tactical game but that was the game we had to play tonight.

It is a very important achievement for the club [to reach the quarter-finals]. Before we could not do it, we were very unlucky. It is not normal to play against Barcelona twice in the last 16. This is a club that is growing and continues to develop as a big club.

Unfortunately for Vincent Kompany, he has a calf problem again so we will see how it is tomorrow. Otamendi had a kick and hopefully can recover in the next couple of days. It is difficult for Kompany.

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Serhiy Rebrov, Dynamo coach:

Unfortunately we lost the match in Kyiv, but today we created some chances. We had opportunities to score and Manchester City had chances themselves. The lads that played deserved to be in the Champions League. This game was a good experience for our lads and I think we should say thank you to them, and look to the future with optimism and be stronger.

We were trying to play compactly and trying to control the game as best as we could. Especially in the first leg, we were not completely relaxed because Manchester City created some situations where we could have been sharper; also today, maybe because we were not playing at home and in front of the opposition fans, there was a sort of nervousness.

If we played in Kyiv the way we played here, probably the tie would have been more interesting.

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"YES!" roars the front cover of Madrid-based daily Marca this morning. The picture says it all about the relief and ecstasy enjoyed by Atlético's players following their "agonising" penalty shoot-out victory over PSV last night. With two Spanish sides already in the last eight, the paper also declares it's now Barcelona's turn to "finish the job" tonight in their second leg against Arsenal.


The holders have announced their squad for the visit of Arsenal. Gerard Piqué (suspended), Rafinha (knee) and Sandro Ramírez (hamstring) miss out. Arda Turan returns after missing the first leg through suspension.

Barcelona squad: Ter Stegen, Bravo, Rakitić, Busquets, Dani Alves, Arda Turan, Iniesta, Suárez, Messi, Neymar, Mascherano, Bartra, El Haddadi, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Aleix Vidal, Vermaelen and Mathieu.

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Despite doubts surrounding the fitness of Arjen Robben (illness), Josep Guardiola is in the fortunate position of having an almost fully fit squad for tonight’s decider against Juventus. The Bayern coach faces a selection headache going into the match, with attackers Kingsley Coman, Douglas Costa, Franck Ribéry and Douglas Costa, as well as the midfield trio of Thiago Alcântara, Arturo Vidal and Xabi Alonso, all available to start alongside in-form duo Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski.

With Javi Martínez and Medhi Benatia not quite match fit, options are more restricted at the back, but 'Pep' will be content playing with the same back four as in the first leg; Philipp Lahm and Juan Bernat at full back, with Joshua Kimmich and David Alaba at the heart of the defence.

Munich newspaper tz took a look at what they consider the three key players who could make the difference for Bayern tonight. Alongside Joshua Kimmich and Arjen Robben (illness), whose availability is still unclear, the paper also picked out former Juventus player Arturo Vidal. Dietmar Hamann, formerly of Bayern, spoke about the Chilean: "Going into the first leg, I was surprised that 'Pep' Guardiola opted to go for him from the start instead of Xabi Alonso. I’m convinced that Vidal will start again today though." The TV pundit also highlighted Vidal's strengths. "He offers a big goal threat for a defensive midfielder."

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Everyone has their own way of demonstrating devotion and there'll be a lot of it on show tonight in the Camp Nou from both Barcelona and Arsenal fans. But you have to adore this elderly lady, enjoying the weak spring sunshine, for whom a scarf and a flag are insufficient. Barça socks are the order of the day too!

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"We are Juve" declares Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport this morning. The daily asks the Bianconeri to produce a great performance despite being without injured trio Paulo Dybala, Claudio Marchisio and Giorgio Chiellini (all calf).

"We must admit that the gap between Bayern and Juve would still exist even if those players were in the team [tonight]," Writes Munich correspondent Guido Vaciago, before adding: "Obviously it would have been better to have them, but Juve must try without them, [use] the pace of Juan Cuadrado and Alex Sandro, the European form of [Álvaro] Morata and hope for [Paul] Pogba's biggest night on the European stage. Juve need a group of heroes."


Barcelona's treble-winning coach Luis Enrique is famously averse to looking beyond the next game, and almost as disinterested in delving back into past glories, so he may not favour the Mundo Deportivo main spread today. Over images of the suspended Gerard Piqué training and the return of Héctor Bellerín to his former club, they observe that Barça are just five games away from reaching Milan - host city to this season's UEFA Champions League final.

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See how Atlético dramatically beat PSV on penalties to book their place in the quarter-finals ...

Manchester City made history last night by reaching their first UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Indeed, in completing a 3-1 aggregate victory over Dynamo Kyiv, they also achieved another, simpler first – a first-ever two-legged success in Europe's top club competition. The question now is can they go even further?

Turin-based newspaper La Stampa believe that Paul Pogba will have to step up and make the difference for a depleted Juventus side at Bayern. The daily writes: "Wise Uruguayan coach Óscar Tabárez once remarked: 'You don't go to war with forks'". With Claudio Marchisio, Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini (all calf) ruled out against Bayern, Juve could themselves in that situation tonight.

The article continues: "It would have been difficult also with Marchisio, Dybala and Chiellini. It would be unfair to say that Juve have only forks now but certainly they have lost important weapons for this difficult battle.

"If you think of players like [Gianluigi] Buffon and [Leonardo] Bonucci you feel safe but you can have some doubts when you think about Pogba. Without Dybala, the Frenchman must be the one to add quality to this side. He has to carry Juve on his shoulders and finally become Juve's guiding light instead of a bright promising player."

Ottmar Hitzfeld knows all about reigning supreme in Europe, having guided Bayern to UEFA Champions League glory in 2001 - two years after their dramatic final defeat by Manchester United at Camp Nou - and Dortmund in 1997. The legendary coach spoke to sports magazine Sportbild about FCB coach Josep Guardiola's balancing act since his impending move to Manchester City was confirmed. "He is disappointed because, in his eyes, the success that he has undoubtedly enjoyed is suddenly no longer being appreciated," said Hitzfeld, before recalling his time at the Munich club. “I knew back then that I had to win to steady the ship. That’s what it’s like for Guardiola now. In a situation like this, it’s do or die."

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If you asked almost any Catalan football journalist or Barcelona fan today what they reckon the holders' lineup will be for the visit of Arsenal it would almost certainly feature Jérémy Mathieu and Javier Mascherano at the heart of the defence.

However, Luis Enrique has never liked to be predictable, in almost anything, and so if there are any 'perhapses' they might concern whether ex-Gunner, Thomas Vermaelen, gets a start or even Marc Bartra, who came on for much needed game time in the 6-0 win over Getafe at the weekend, makes a surprise return to the team. A debate made more interesting by Rio Ferdinand's observation yesterday that, in the suspended Gerard Piqué, the Spanish champions are missing "the best defender in Europe".

Barcelona (possible lineup): Ter Stegen; Alves, Mathieu, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets; Rakitić, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez, Neymar.

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Barcelona centre-back and former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen:

Of course we will be the favourites but I know Arsenal, and I know it's not going to be easy. I think they gave us a tough time in London. They want to play football on the floor, they want to keep the ball on the ground and that’s what both teams want. They'd rather not play with long balls because that's not the type of their play. They have pace and are physical. They have very quick players on the wing and are very energetic. That's what makes them dangerous.

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Arsène Wenger, Arsenal manager:

We have won almost everywhere in Europe, but still not here and we need to do that now. Barcelona are in a good position, but we have a chance. Our approach wasn't too bad [in the first leg]. We just lost our shape a bit after half-time and got caught on the counterattack.

I don't think the football gods owe us anything, but I owe a lot to football. We want to come here and give a positive performance. We will play with passion and commitment and show our talent.

Luis Enrique, Barcelona coach:

We have to try to handle quality players like Mesut Özil and Alexis Sánchez. We want to keep the ball as much as possible to avoid counterattacks – it will not be easy, but lately we have being doing that well. Alexis is a very important player for Arsenal and his national team. He is a quality player, fast and attacking, and he has improved his game since he went to Barcelona. We have to be careful with him.

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Barcelona have become something of a thorn in Arsène Wenger's side. With Arsenal he's faced four different Barça coaches - Louis van Gaal, Frank Rijkaard, Josep Guardiola and now Luis Enrique - but he's yet to win any of the matches outside London.

Even with Monaco, back in 1994, in UEFA Champions League Group A, his side lost home and away to the Johan Cruyff's 'Dream Team' - when he faced future Southampton coach Ronald Koeman, future Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristáin and two-time European Cup winning coach Guardiola in midfield.


Sergio Agüero, Manchester City forward:

It's the first time City have qualified for the quarter final and I'm happy to get through. City should be there [in the quarter final]. We were drawn against Barcelona the previous two years and they knocked us out. It’s a difficult rival. They're always a favourite to win the title. If you want to get far you'll have to face the best teams.

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Tonight, Juventus forward Mario Mandžukić will return to the Fußball Arena München for the first time since leaving Bayern in 2014. The fixture takes the Croatian intertional back to the city where he played for two seasons, while also providing a reunion for Bayern pair Arturo Vidal and Kingsley Coman with their former Bianconeri team-mates. Mandžukić, who is nursing a groin injury, scored in the 2013 UEFA Champions League final win and also claimed two Bundesliga titles at FCB.

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Winners of Group E, Barcelona were one of only two teams to go through the group stage unbeaten and are now looking to reach the quarter-finals for the ninth consecutive season. The defending champions are on a run of nine straight home wins in the UEFA Champions League, including a 6-1 rout of AS Roma on matchday five.

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David Alaba on Bayern coach Josep Guardiola:

He pushes everybody, every day, in a good way. Especially me. I've been getting better with every year he's been here, because of him. I didn't know myself that I could play as a central defender. The coach is very demanding but it's really amazing to train with him. It’s like he reinvented football.

He thinks about football 24 hours a day, he's always explaining to us on the screen what's the best way to attack, best way to defend, the best way to play with the ball. Now that he's here in his third year, we understand him better as well. We wouldn't be as successful without him. He's given us the best tools – you can see it in our game. His detailed preparation makes it easier for us to beat opponents. And to beat them better as well.

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Having missed the first leg through suspension, Arda Turan returns to feature in a Barcelona UEFA Champions League squad for the first time.

The Turkish international became eligible to play in January after joining from Atlético. While at the Vicente Calderón, Arda won a Liga title, a Copa del Rey, the UEFA Super Cup and the Spanish Super Cup.

Arda registered his first goal for the club in the 5-1 victory over Rayo Vallecano on 3 March; he scored his second against Getafe on Saturday.

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It’s a chilly, but sunny afternoon in Munich where 70,000 supporters are counting down the minutes until kick-off. Bayern fans are rushing home from work early, while groups of Juventus fans clad in black and white scarves are spread around the city, congregating in and around the many sights and beer halls. These are the nights that the fans live for and both will be hoping that this tie isn’t their last this season. But such is the nature of knockout football and come the end of the night only one of these two great clubs will be celebrating progression to the quarter-finals.

Arsenal have a mountain to climb on Wednesday after Lionel Messi's late double in the first leg gave Barcelona a 2-0 victory in north London – the fourth year in a row the Gunners have lost at home in the round of 16 first leg. Winners of Group E, Luis Enrique's charges were one of only two teams to go through the group stage unbeaten and are now looking to reach the quarter-finals for the ninth consecutive season.

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Ahead of Juventus's trip to Bayern, Paul Pogba revealed his childhood heroes. "Ronaldo is my footballing role model and the player that made me fall in love with football," the France midfielder told the FIFA website. "I was enthralled by him as I used to play up front when I was younger. His technique, pace and eye for goal, as well as the variety of his play, was something I liked and admired."

The Bianconeri star added: "And of course Zinédine Zidane too! He's a French icon and someone who made a real impression on us. We won't forget him. Everyone respects and admires him and we all want to emulate what he’s achieved in his career."

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Attack is the best form of defence, they say. That certainly seems to be the case for Bayern on home soil in the UEFA Champions League, scoring 36 goals in their last nine matches in Munich – 14 of which came in this season’s group stage matches alone.

Leading this impressive run has been Poland international Robert Lewandowski, who has scored at least once in each of Bayern’s last six home matches (nine goals in total). The Bavarian side, however, have not been as reliant on his goals as the statistic may suggest – this season at least. Including Lewandowski, four different players got their name on the scoresheet against both Arsenal and Olympiacos, while three different players found the net against Dinamo Zagreb. A comforting statistic for Guardiola and Bayern fans, should their No9 have a rare off night against Juventus.

Arsène Wenger has been in charge of Arsenal for all eight of their meetings with Barcelona – against four different coaches for the Liga side – but never got better than a draw away from north London. The absence of Petr Čech, who has experience of victory at Camp Nou with Chelsea, is a particular blow for the Gunners although Barça will miss Gerard Piqué just as much. Expect goals, entertainment ... and the holders to proceed.

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We have our quarter-finalists: Atlético Madrid, Bayern München, Barcelona, Benfica, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Wolfsburg.

Watch the draw at 12.00CET tomorrow in our DrawCentre.

"The incredible comeback" is the L'Équipe headline this morning as they describe Bayern's win against Juventus as "sumptuous" with an emotional picture of Thiago Alcantara following his goal in the extra-time, and Frenchman Kingsley Coman.


Today’s Barcelona-based dailies pay tribute to Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar following their goalscoring exploits to seal a place in the quarter-finals last night.

Mundo Deportivo uses a play on the word "Triumph" emphasising the letters TRI in homage to the three forwards. Messi, in particular, earns praise for his performance, while there is also a special mention for goalkeeper Marc André ter-Stegen who put in a stellar display to ensure the club a comfortable 3-1 victory against Arsenal to reach the last eight for a ninth straight year.


"Non è giusto" – it's not fair – is the headline in Tuttosport after Juventus's extra-time defeat against Bayern but the Turin-based newspaper also focuses on the positives: "Juventus have proved to be among the best three European teams behind Barcelona. Blaugrana aside, the Bianconeri have proved to have reached the same level as the likes of fBayern and Real Madrid on the continental stage. Their UEFA Chammpions League ended in the round of 16 but nobody can deny that, despite losing, they entered the elite of European football anyway."

"Così è crudele," is Gazzetta dello Sport's headline describing as "cruel" the way Juventus lost in Munich: "A great Juve went as close as it gets to earning a fantastic result. Turin-based La Stampa added: "Juve dominated for more than an hour but conceded the equaliser when they were already writing an important page in their history book."

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Münchner Merkur has a culinary twist with their headline "FC Bayern 'arrabiata'". They write: "First duped, then with an edge, in the end boisterous." Substitute Kingsley Coman gets the highest possible rating, with Merkur commenting: "His task was to add inspiration late on and, oh boy, that plan worked out! The fact that he is on loan from Juve gave this night a fitting punchline."

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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has been musing on the quarter-final draw, streamed live on UEFA.com at 12.00CET tomorrow...

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"An unguardiolistic victory," is how Zeit Online headlines the Bayern comeback last night. "An early deficit, nervousness, despair. Bayern München became the drama queen against Juve but nevertheless sealed deserved progress to the quarter-finals."

The analytic part of the article comments on a "most unusual victory style" and suggests that in case of elimination, "Guardiola would have been considered a failure". And now? "Guardiola has more to gain after this night, because everyone saw that it cannot be taken for granted to reach the final with this good, but not flawless team."

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Süddeutsche Zeitung say Bayern's comeback victory over Juventus was "a proper football match, finally!" Given Bayern's usual dominance at home, the game felt "like a nostalgic memory from the past, which suddenly became real again … There was a fantastic, outstanding opponent. And there were mistakes by the home team to an extent last seen in the past millennium. What was once 'FC Perfection' became a fallible, vulnerable, beatable FC Bayern München. Thus their power and determination to avoid elimination was even more fascinating to see."

Bayern's Kingsley Coman, inspirational against Juventus last night, is in line to earn his third cap for France after being selected by Didier Deschamps for the UEFA EURO 2016 hosts' forthcoming friendlies against Russia and the Netherlands.

"If I call him up, it means I trust him and I'm confident regarding his potential," said Deschamps. "At Bayern he competes with three other international players. Sometime he has less playing time. When he plays, he performs well. He can play on both wings and has the power to make a difference with his speed, dribbling and great crosses."

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It's quarter-final draw day! Go to our DrawCentre for live build-up, a stream at 12.00CET, and reaction ...

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A boost for Bayern ahead of the quarter-finals as David Alaba commits until 2021 ...

More on David Alaba's contract extension. "I grew up at Bayern, have experienced some incredible moments here and we are all eager to collect more titles," he said.

Pep Guardiola added: "He is one of the best players in the team. A big compliment to FC Bayern. He can play in defence and in midfield, but it's not only his versatility, it's also about his personality. Everyone in the club loves David." Other players to extend their Bayern deals of late are Thomas Müller, Jérôme Boateng, Javi Martínez and Xabi Alonso.

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Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini on being paired with Paris in the last eight:

You never know what's an easy draw when you're with the eight best teams on the continent. Maybe one team has less names than another team but they're at this stage so they deserve to be there because they beat other teams. It’s better to be away first – I prefer always to finish at home so you know always what you must do in your home stadium. In my opinion, Barcelonis the team that made the difference but all the other teams are all the same.

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Atlético coach Diego Simeone on Barcelona tie:

I'm really exited about it. What better incentive for us than to play against probably the best team in the world?

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David Alaba, Bayern defender:

We're looking forward to the matches although it won't be easy, Benfica won both their round of 16 matches against Zenit and deserved to get through. They're dangerous. We want to go as far as possible, so we have to set ourselves the target of beating every opponent. We’re aiming for success.

Emilio Butragueño, Real Madrid director of institutional relations:

Wolfsburg finished top of their group, which turned out to be a difficult one, with opponents like PSV and Manchester United, and they have made it through to the quarter-finals. They have quality players and last year they had a great season in Germany.

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Clemente Villaverde, Atlético director:

Luck has decided that our opponents be Barcelona and we'll take it. You have to fight against Barça. The tie is 50-50 because we’ve shown how strong we are in the Liga. We should do what we know. All opponents are hard and you have to respect them all immensely. We just have to do our thing.

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Franck Ribéry, Bayern midfielder:

I think it's a good draw for us but Benfica have a great team and some fine players. Their stadium is superb and they have fantastic supporters.

Xabi Alonso, Bayern midfielder:

We have learned from the experience of last year against Porto – at this stage everyone is difficult [Bayern lost 3-1 before winning the return 6-1]. Of course there are bigger names, but we have to focus on our tie; you can't take anything for granted. We came through a tough tie against Juventus and need to keep going. We have to respect Benfica, but we have plenty of time to analyse them.

Dieter Hecking, Wolfsburg coach:

We have the opportunity to show our ability on the biggest stage [against Real Madrid], and we want to grasp that chance with everything we've got. I will have to think about whether we want to approach the game with an attack-minded approach or more defensively.

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Bas Dost, Wolfsburg forward:

It's an absolutely dream draw. To play against Real Madrid is a dream come true for any player and a wonderful experience. We are not just going into these games as spectators though – we want to achieve something. We have nothing to lose.

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Marcel Schäfer, Wolfsburg defender:

It's a super draw, which is really, really good for the club, the team, the city and the fans. We are really looking forward to the two games against one of the best teams in the world and, of course, to the experience of playing at the legendary Santiago Bernabéu.

Paris coach Laurent Blanc has given an update on the fitness of Marco Verratti ahead of the Ligue 1 champions' home game against Monaco on Sunday. "He has been to Qatar for new tests, he met some specialists, but the diagnosis is the same," said Blanc of the midfielder, who has not played since 20 February because of a groin injury. "He is better but he needs to rest. The best treatment for this kind of injury is rest."

Here's how the quarter-finalists in action on Saturday fared ...

Köln 0-1 Bayern München (Lewandowski 10)
Robert Lewandowski's 25th Bundesliga goal of 2015/16, one more than his previous best total for a league campaign, earned Josep Guardiola's men the spoils against their mid-table opponents. The Poland forward beat Köln keeper Timo Horn with a well-struck effort, surpassing Luca Toni as the scorer of the most top-flight goals by a foreign player in a single season for the Bavarians.

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Wolfsburg 1-1 Darmstadt (Schürrle 90+3; Wagner 82)
Wolfsburg lost ground in their bid to secure a top-four Bundesliga finish, Andre Schürrle's last-gasp goal salvaging a draw for Dieter Hecking's team. The German international drilled in from the edge of the penalty area in the third minute of added time, taking his tally in March to five. Wolfsburg are six points shy of fourth-placed Schalke with seven games remaining.


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Sporting Gijón 2-1 Atlético Madrid (Sanabria 79, Castro 89; Griezmann 29)
Relegation-threatened Sporting – who had lost their last four matches – condemned Atlético to their second Liga defeat of 2016. An expertly-taken free-kick by Antoine Griezmann had put the visitors on course for their fifth successive league win. Barcelona will extend their lead to 11 points on Sunday if they overcome UEFA Europa League quarter-finalists Villarreal.

Jonas has been called up by Brazil for their FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Paraguay on 25 and 29 March respectively. The Benfica forward, a scorer of 28 Portuguese Liga goals this season, replaces the injured Roberto Firmino, who had been drafted in by Dunga to cover for the loss of Kaká. Jonas, with two international goals to his name, earned the last of his eight caps in September 2012.

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Villarreal 2-2 Barcelona (Bakambu 57, Mathieu 63 o.g; Rakitić 20, Neymar 41pen)
Luis Enrique's side extended their Liga lead to nine points despite squandering a two-goal advantage at UEFA Europa League quarter-finalists Villarreal. Ivan Rakitić's strike and a Neymar spot kick gave Barça a commanding lead before the break. However, Cédric Bakambu notched his fifth in four outings for the hosts after the interval before Jérémy Mathieu's own goal sealed the comeback. The European champions are now 39 games without defeat in all competitions.

Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United (Rashford 16)
Teenage striker Marcus Rashford scored the winner in the Manchester derby to boost United's top-four bid and damage City's title hopes in the process. Manuel Pellegrini's side lost both Raheem Sterling and Joe Hart to injury, and fell 15 points behind the Premier League leaders, having played a game fewer. The visitors move within a point of their fourth-placed rivals.

Boavista 0-1 Benfica (Jonas 90+3)
The Eagles restored their two-point advantage over Lisbon rivals Sporting CP at the summit in dramatic fashion, Jonas notching a last-gasp winner in added time at Boavista – his 31st of the season in all competitions.

Real Madrid 4-0 Sevilla (Benzema 6, Ronaldo 64, Bale 66, Jesé 86)
Zinédine Zidane's side strolled to victory after being able to field their 'BBC' trident of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time since January. All three found the net, which meant a record 43rd Liga goal for Bale – more than any other British player down the years. At the other end, Keylor Navas saved a penalty as Madrid closed within a point of Atlético and ten of Liga leaders Barcelona, ahead of the Clásico in two weeks' time.

Paris Saint-Germain 0-2 Monaco (Vágner Love 65, Fabinho 68pen)
Crowned champions last weekend, Paris suffered their second Ligue 1 loss this term as second-placed Monaco visited the Parc des Princes. Laurent Blanc's charges dominated for the most part and enjoyed the better first-half chances but were undone by two goals in quick succession after the break, slumping to a first home defeat in the league since May 2014.

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