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Elite eight await Friday's quarter-final draw

Published: Thursday 15 March 2012, 17.30CET
UEFA.com has coverage on Friday as the UEFA Champions League's final eight learn their fate. It is all new to APOEL FC but the rest have been here before – Real Madrid CF a record 28 times.
Elite eight await Friday's quarter-final draw
The UEFA Champions League draw will contain eight teams from seven countries ©UEFA.com
 
 
 
Published: Thursday 15 March 2012, 17.30CET

Elite eight await Friday's quarter-final draw

UEFA.com has coverage on Friday as the UEFA Champions League's final eight learn their fate. It is all new to APOEL FC but the rest have been here before – Real Madrid CF a record 28 times.

Eight clubs from seven countries will feature in the draw for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals and semi-finals from 11.45CET on Friday at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Full head-to-head records and team statistics are at the bottom of the article.

The lineup was completed on Wednesday when Real Madrid CF and Chelsea FC claimed the last two available berths. The pair joined FC Bayern München and Olympique de Marseille, who had won through on Tuesday, in the draw which will be conducted by UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino and the ambassador for the final, Paul Breitner.

FC Barcelona remain on course to become the first side to successfully defend the UEFA Champions League trophy after completing an emphatic 10-2 aggregate victory against Bayer 04 Leverkusen last week. Elsewhere, APOEL FC created history as the first Cypriot team to reach the quarter-finals, while seven-time winners AC Milan held off an Arsenal FC comeback and SL Benfica overcame FC Zenit St Petersburg to progress.

The draw will be open, meaning, for example, that Madrid and Barcelona can face each other, with the ties to be played on 27/28 March and 3/4 April. The semi-final pairings will also be determined and those games will take place on 17/18 and 24/25 April. The 2011/12 UEFA Champions League final will be held on Saturday 19 May at the Fußball Arena München, and a draw will also decide the "home" team for administrative purposes.

All the draw proceedings will be transmitted live on UEFA.com. Our live DrawCentre will also bring you all the build-up and post-draw reaction from Nyon.

The contenders

AC Milan (ITA)
Last QF: 2006/07 (won 4-2 v FC Bayern München)
QF record: W11 L3
This season: W3 D3 L2 F15 A11
Top scorer: Zlatan Ibrahimović (5)
European head-to-heads
v Bayern W6 D3 L1 F17 A8
v Real Madrid W6 D3 L6 F25 A24
v Barcelona W4 D4 L5 F18 A19
v APOEL N/A
v Benfica W4 D2 L0 F8 A3
v Marseille W1 D2 L2 F4 A5
v Chelsea W0 D2 L0 F1 A1

APOEL FC (CYP)
Last QF: N/A
QF record: 0
This season: W3 D3 L2 F7 A7
Top scorer: Gustavo Manduca (3)
European head-to-heads
v Bayern W0 D0 L2 F2 A7
v Real Madrid N/A
v Milan N/A
v Barcelona N/A
v Benfica N/A
v Marseille N/A
v Chelsea W0 D1 L1 F2 A3

Chelsea FC (ENG)
Last QF: 2010/11 (lost 3-1 v Manchester United FC)
QF record: W5 L2
This season: W4 D2 L2 F18 A8
Top scorer: Didier Drogba (4)
European head-to-heads
v Bayern W1 D0 L1 F6 A5
v Real Madrid W2 D1 L0 F4 A2
v Milan W0 D2 L0 F1 A1
v Barcelona W3 D4 L3 F15 A16
v APOEL W1 D1 L0 F3 A2
v Benfica N/A
v Marseille W2 D0 L2 F3 A2

FC Barcelona (ESP)
Last QF: 2010/11 (won 6-1 v FC Shakhtar Donetsk)
QF record: W11 L2    
This season: W7 D1 L0 F30 A6  
Top scorer: Lionel Messi (12)
European head-to-heads
v Bayern W1 D2 L3 F9 A8
v Real Madrid W2 D3 L3 F10 A13
v Milan W5 D4 L4 F19 A18
v APOEL N/A
v Benfica W2 D2 L1 F6 A4
v Marseille N/A
v Chelsea W3 D4 L3 F16 A15

FC Bayern München (GER)
Last QF: 2009/10 (won 4-4 on away goals v Manchester United FC)
QF record: W12 L10
This season: W5 D1 L2 F18 A7
Top scorer: Mario Gomez (10)
European head-to-heads
v Real Madrid W10 D2 L6 F30 A23
v Milan W1 D3 L6 F8 A17
v Barcelona W3 D2 L1 F8 A9
v APOEL W2 D0 L0 F7 A2
v Benfica W4 D2 L0 F16 A4
v Marseille N/A
v Chelsea W1 D0 L1 F5 A6

Olympique de Marseille (FRA)
Last QF: 1990/91 (won 2-1 v AC Milan)
QF record: W2 L0
This season: W4 D1 L3 F9 A6
Top scorer: André Ayew (4)
European head-to-heads
v Bayern N/A
v Real Madrid W0 D0 L4 F4 A12
v Milan W2 D2 L1 F5 A4
v Barcelona N/A
v APOEL N/A
v Benfica W1 D1 L2 F4 A5
v Chelsea W2 D0 L2 F2 A3

Real Madrid CF (ESP)
Last QF: 2010/11 (won 5-0 v Tottenham Hotspur FC)
QF record: W22 L6
This season: W7 D1 L0 F24 A4
Top scorer: Cristiano Ronaldo (6)
European head-to-heads
v Bayern W6 D2 L10 F23 A30
v Milan W6 D3 L6 F24 A25
v Barcelona W3 D3 L2 F13 A10
v APOEL N/A
v Benfica W1 D0 L2 F6 A11
v Marseille W4 D0 L0 F12 A4
v Chelsea W0 D1 L2 F2 A4

SL Benfica (POR)
Last QF: 2005/06 (lost 2-0 v FC Barcelona)
QF record: W8 L7
This season: W4 D3 L1 F12 A7
Top scorer: Óscar Cardozo (4)
European head-to-heads
v Bayern W0 D2 L4 F4 A16
v Real Madrid W2 D0 L1 F11 D6
v Milan W0 D2 L4 F3 A8
v Barcelona W1 D2 L2 F4 A6
v APOEL N/A
v Marseille W2 D1 L1 F5 A4
v Chelsea N/A

*Last QF and QF record refers to aggregate results in the European Cup

Last updated: 26/04/12 12.16CET

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