Champions League quater-finals - 2nd round
Posted 21. april 2015
So here it is - the time to see how will be on the final four of this years Champions League. On Tuesday and Wednesday the world will know who will pass to the semi-finals. It's time for all the fans to wear the colors and raise the flags - the clubs need your support now more then ever! FC Bayern München are seeking a fourth successive UEFA Champions League semi-final appearance as they host FC Porto in the second leg of their quarter-final tie. Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona meet for the fourth time this season with the French champions looking to improve on their matchday six loss at the Camp Nou. Paris certainly have it all to do after going down 3-1 in the home first leg, their first defeat at the Parc des Princes in 34 European games. AS Monaco FC host Juventus in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final needing to overturn a 1-0 first-leg loss in which Arturo Vidal scored the only goal from the penalty spot. Real Madrid CF and Club Atlético de Madrid meet for the eighth time since contesting the 2014 UEFA Champions League final, with a place in this season's semi-finals at stake.
- Bayern have it all to do having lost the first leg 3-1 in Portugal – and Porto have upset the German side once before with a shock victory in the 1987 European Champion Clubs' Cup final.
- This is the clubs' third European Cup quarter-final meeting – and Bayern prevailed on the two previous occasions.
- Bayern's home record against visitors from Portugal is W8 D2 L0.
- Paris had recorded a famous 3-2 win against Barcelona on matchday two with goals from David Luiz, Marco Verratti and Blaise Matuidi; Messi and Neymar replied.
- Barcelona's record against French sides at the Camp Nou is W6 D2 L1.
- Barcelona have lost just one of their last 31 UEFA Champions League home matches.
- Monaco are eyeing their first UEFA Champions League semi-final since 2003/04.
- Two-time European champions (1984, 1996) Juventus are seeking a first semi-final appearance since 2002/03.
- Juventus are chasing a third successive away victory in the competition after wins at Malmö FF (2-0) and Dortmund (3-0).
- Madrid's 4-1 win after extra time in Lisbon last year gave them a record tenth European Cup in the first final in the competition's 59-year history to involve teams from the same city.
- This time round, the first leg finished goalless, meaning Atlético are still unbeaten against their neighbours this term.
- The sides have met in 202 league and cup games, with 103 Madrid wins, 50 for Atlético and 49 draws.