The quarter-final draw produced a repeat of last year's Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid CF affair, an all-Spanish tie and a clash of FC Bayern München and Manchester United FC.
Article top media content
Holders FC Bayern München will play Manchester United FC in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, while Friday's draw in Nyon also produced an all-Spanish tie and a repeat of a thrilling semi-final from last season.
1 & 9 April
FC Barcelona (ESP) v Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP)
Real Madrid CF (ESP) v Borussia Dortmund (GER)
2 & 8 April
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) v Chelsea FC
FC Bayern München (GER) v Manchester United FC (ENG)
The encounter between Bayern and the Red Devils evokes memories of the clubs' 1999 showpiece in Barcelona, where Sir Alex Ferguson's men scored twice in the 90th minute through substitutes Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjær to stun their opponents and complete an unprecedented English treble.
More recently the sides faced one another at this last-eight juncture in 2009/10 and 2000/01, with Bayern triumphing on both occasions en route to reaching the final of each edition of the competition.
Bayern's domestic rivals and the team they defeated at Wembley last May, Borussia Dortmund, renew acquaintances with Real Madrid CF. The clubs went head-to-head 11 months ago in a semi-final memorable for Robert Lewandowski's four-goal haul in a 4-1 first-leg win for the Schwarzgelben and an ultimately unsuccessful Merengues fightback in the return.
Vying with Madrid for the Spanish title, FC Barcelona and Club Atlético de Madrid will now meet in UEFA competition for the first time, a tie sure to tug at the heart strings of the latter's former Blaugrana striker David Villa. There were no goals in the only Liga fixture to date between the sides this season.
Premier League pacesetters Chelsea FC, meanwhile, will tackle their Ligue 1 counterparts Paris Saint-Germain. The Blues prevailed 3-0 in the French capital and drew 0-0 at home in the only previous games between the teams, in the 2004/05 group stage.
The semi-final draw, also held in Nyon, is on 11 April, with those matches scheduled for 22/23 April and 29/30 April. The 2013/14 UEFA Champions League final will be played on Saturday 24 May at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon.