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Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals draws: Klopp’s Reds get Dortmund

| 18.03.2016

Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | March 18, 2016

Man City in tough test with PSG

Sole surviving English team Manchester City have been handed the task of facing Chelsea’s conquerors PSG in the Champions League quarter-finals, but have the advantage of playing the away leg first.

The duo have only met once before, in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup in a match which finished 0-0, and here’s hoping that their double header this time can produce more goals.

Man City (18/1 title chances with Coral, from 14/1) will be hoping to go all the way this campaign, with their top four place in the Premier League under threat. PSG are now 7/1 shouts to lift their first European Cup.

All-La Liga clash

Another big clash of the quarters sees La Liga giants Barcelona (6/4 favourites) and Atletico Madrid (20/1, from 12/1) lock horns, though the Catalan club are understandable favourites having won each of their last six meetings against them.

Defending champions Barca have been rewarded this draw after powering past Premier League outfit Arsenal 5-1 on aggregate, while Atleti only just edged out PSV Eindhoven via a penalty shoot-out after two goalless legs.

Bayern and Real handed favourable ties

Recent Champions League winners Bayern Munich (9/4, from 11/4) and Real Madrid (9/2, from 11/2), meanwhile, have been handed more favourable ties with Benfica (100/1, from 66/1) and Wolfsburg (100/1, from 50/1) respectively.

Interestingly, Bayern and Benfica have drawn 0-0 both times they have tussled in Portugal, while the Germans have smashed the Eagles back at home.

Meanwhile, this will be the first ever meeting between Los Blancos and Die Wolfe.

Champions League 2015/16 quarter-finals draw in full

Wolfsburg v Real Madrid
Bayern Munich v Benfica
Barcelona v Atletico Madrid
PSG v Man City

Ties to be played on April 5th/6th and April 12th/13th

Klopp gets Dortmund return

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp spoke too soon after his side’s win over bitter rivals Manchester United when saying he hopes to avoid former club Borussia Dortmund, as they have done just that in the Europa League quarters.

The duo have faced each other three times before, with Dortmund winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup way back in 1966 while the Reds beat the Germans across two fixtures in the 2001/02 Champions League groups stage.

You can back Liverpool at 7/1 (from 9/2) to lift the trophy for a fourth time, while Borussia are the 13/8 favourites (from 6/4).

Title holders Sevilla face Bilbao

Another all-Spanish clash is on the cards in Europe as defending champions Sevilla (11/2, from 5/1) take on Athletic Bilbao (8/1). The Seville side have got the better of the Basque Country club in recent matches.

One of Braga (16/1) or Shakhtar Donetsk (10/1, from 25/1) will make it to the semi-finals, while Villarreal (7/1, from 9/1) will fancy their chances against surprise conquerors of Lazio, Sparta Prague (20/1, from 16/1).

Europa League 2015/16 quarter-finals draw in full

Braga v Shakhtar Donetsk
Villarreal v Sparta Prague
Athletic Bilbao v Sevilla
Borussia Dortmund v Liverpool

Ties to be played on April 7th and April 14th


Check out more of Coral’s Champions League content, as well our Europa League archive.

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Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.