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UEFA Champions League 2017-18 quarter-final fixtures announced

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UEFA Champions League 2017-18 quarter-final fixtures announced
Real Madrid beat Juventus to lift the Champions League trophy for the 11th time (Getty Images)

It will be an all English affair in the UEFA Champions League 2017-18 quarter-final as Liverpool take on Manchester City in one of the four matches. Juventus will take on Real Madrid in a repeat of 2017 final. Spanish giants FC Barcelona will lock horns with AS Roma, while Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich will lock horns with Sevilla in the last 8 of the tournament. The first leg of the quarter-final will be played on April 3-4 and the second leg will be a week later on April 10-11.

Talking about playing Barcelona in the quarters, recently retired player and current Roma director Francesco Totti said, “We knew we would have faced a top side, whoever we got. But we are convinced we will represent our colours well.”

Jurgen Klopp has a terrific record against Pep Guardiola as managers, during their time at the German Bundesliga and now in the Premier League. The Liverpool manager has defeated Guardiola’s team on 5 occasions in all competitions, which more than any other manager in the world.

As far as defending champions Real Madrid go, they have defeated Italian sides on 11 occasions in a two-legged knockout tie and have lost 9. Their opponents Juventus, on the other hand, have a win-loss ratio of 8-7 against Spanish sides. Real have a chance to become the first time to win the competition thrice in a row.

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