The matches for the Champions League quarter-final scheduled for today come with two important games: Barcelona – Atletico Madrid, and Bayern Munich – Benfica.
Barcelona – Atletico Madrid
The clash between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid states Barcelona as favorite. The team managed to defeat Atletico Madrid in their last six encounters. The game is not going to be an easy one, considering Atletico’s sensational defensive record.
The key man of this match is Atletico’s Diego Godin. The vice-captain is the team’s highest-rated player and ranks second for interceptions. He is expected to score today.
Bayern Munich – Benfica
Bayern Munich – Benfica is another clash scheduled for today. The teams are not very familiar with each other. They met 20 years ago, in contests like the Uefa Cup and European Cup. The Bundesliga champions have as sole purpose to qualify for the semi-finals.
Though Bayern is considered the favorite, Benfica is a team that should not be underestimated as it won 19 of the last 20 matches. Their main player is the forward Jonas.