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FC Barcelona News: 21 March 2014; Barça Draw Atletico Madrid in UEFA Champions League

FC Barcelona will play Atlético Madrid in the Champions League quarter finals | FC Barcelona
Barça were the first team drawn out of the hat at this lunchtime’s Champions League quarter final draw in Nyon, with Atletico Madrid then drawn to play them. The first leg of the tie will be played on April 1 or 2 at the Camp Nou, with the second leg set for the Vicente a week later on April 8 or 9.

Andrés Iniesta's Clasico in 10 sentences | FC Barcelona
"The team is fine, we are all up for this game. It’s an important match for the table, the rival and for everything surrounding a game like this. The game itself and the chance to get back into the title race is motivation enough to ensure we are completely focussed on the match."

Real Madrid v FC Barcelona: The Clásico's infographic | FC Barcelona
The Clásico's infographic: all about the Real Madrid and FC Barcelona's goals.

Bernabeu Goals (3): Messi's slalom in 2011 | FC Barcelona
After describing Pique’s goal in the 6-2 win and Xavi´s effort in 2004, this Friday TV presenter David Bernabéu has picked Leo Messi’s weaving run in the first leg of the 2010/11 Champions League semi-finals. An amazing dribble on the road to Wembley and the club’s fourth Champions League title.

Simonsen, Goikoetxea and Rexach: "We have to win" | FC Barcelona
Allan Simonsen, Andoni Goikoetxea and Carles Rexach all agree that Barça have to go all out for the win on Sunday at the Bernabeu. Tata Martino’s side are already four points adrift and Simonsen believes: "it’s very important both for the Club and the players, because this game could decide the whole league".

Former Real Madrid manager John Toshack says Barcelona need radical change - ESPN FC
"I have no personal interest, but I see Barca with problems," the Welshman said. "It could be that an era is ending, I see signals of a certain resignation. They have been fantastic for years, but have come from other problems… with Tito [Vilanova], Neymar, [Carles] Puyol, Xavi [Hernandez] also has not long left."

Champions League draw in full -
Bayern Munich will take on Manchester United in the standout tie of the Champions League quarter-finals. Elsewhere, Real Madrid will be gunning for revenge against Borussia Dortmund after last year's elimination in the semi-finals, while Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain meet the Premier League's table-toppers, Chelsea, as the French outfit aim to improve on last year's run to the last eight.

- Europa League draw in full -
Juventus will take on Olympique Lyonnais in the standout tie of the Europa League quarter-finals after the draw at Uefa house in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday. Furthermore, Eredivisie outfit AZ were paired with Lisbon giants Benfica as Jorge Jesus' men have set their sights on the trophy after losing the final last year. Finally, Portuguese champions Porto will face Sevilla as they battle for a semi-final spot, while Basel take on Valencia in the remaining quarter-final tie.

Real Madrid forward Jese undergoes surgery on knee injury | Sky Sports
Real Madrid forward Jese has undergone "satisfactory" surgery on the knee ligament injury that has brought a premature end to his breakthrough season at the Bernabeu. The 21-year-old tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee early in Madrid's 3-1 UEFA Champions League victory over Schalke on Tuesday night, putting a dampener on their progression to the quarter-finals as they completed a 9-2 aggregate triumph.

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