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Top 5 Champions League Quarter Final Clashes

Top 5 Champions League Quarter Final Clashes

The draw for the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League quarter finals threw up interesting fixtures with Real Madrid facing Bayern Munich, Barcelona coming up against Juventus, last season’s fairy-tale Leicester City drawing Atletico Madrid and a mouth-watering clash of scintillating attacks between AS Monaco and Borussia Dortmund. In the 2017-18 edition, the Round of 16 is just playing itself out and by May 1st, we will find out who will face who in the quarterfinal.

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Here we take a look at the top 5 UEFA Champions League quarter-final matches of all time that include fierce rivalries, upsets and comebacks.

Bayern Munich VS FC Porto, 2014/15

First leg – FC Porto 3-1 Bayern Munich

A perfectly executed game plan and composed finishing earned Porto a victory which evolved hope in them eyeing a first semi in more than a decade. Thiago Alcántara gave the visitors a foothold with his first UEFA Champions League strike.

Jackson Martínez, though, restored Porto’s two-goal cushion to leave Bayern – shorn of key players including Arjen Robben, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribéry through injury – facing an uphill struggle.

Second leg – Bayern Munich 6-1 FC Porto

FC Bayern München eased into the UEFA Champions League semi-finals for the fourth year in a row, making light of both FC Porto and their own history with a dominant attacking display.

The German champions faced a two-goal deficit but were level on aggregate before a quarter of the match had elapsed, Thiago Alcántara and Jérôme Boateng heading them into a two-goal cushion on the night.

Robert Lewandowski added two more either side of Thomas Müller’s deflected effort and, though Jackson Martínez scored a consolation for Porto, Bayern cruised through. Xabi Alonso added a late sixth after Porto’s Iván Marcano had collected his second yellow card of the game.

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