Defending Champions League holders Barcelona host domestic rivals Atletico Madrid in the first leg of quarter finals at Camp Nou on Tuesday night. Barcelona are unbeaten in this season’s Champions League competition, winning 6 and drawing 2 of their 8 fixtures.
They have comprehensively beaten Arsenal on both legs of the round of sixteen wrapping the tie 5-1 on aggregate. Atletico Madrid on the other hand were made to work hard by Dutch side PSV, who held them to a 0-0 stalemate on both legs, but eventually qualified by winning on penalties. This is the third successive season that Atletico Madrid are drawn against Spanish opponents in the quarter finals of the competition. They eliminated Barcelona in 2013/14 season and went till the finals and in the 2014/15 season they lost to Madrid 1-0 on aggregate at the same stage.