Bayern vs Benfica 8:45pm
Barcelona vs Atletico 8:45pm
VfL Wolfsburg vs Real Madrid 8:45pm
PSG vs Man City
BARCELONA – Holders Barcelona will seek to overcome their defeat in El Clasico when they host Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in an all-Spanish Champions League quarterfinal, first leg at the Camp Nou.
On a night when Barca paid tribute to the late Dutch great Johan Cruyff, the Catalan giants’ 39-game unbeaten run came to a halt after goals from Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo erased Gerard Pique’s opener.
“For me this game is history,” said Barca coach Luis Enrique, electing to turn the page rather than reflect on Saturday’s loss.
“There is no pain. We came into the game on the back of many games without losing, but defeats can teach you things and the players know that.”
Barcelona have won the last six meetings with Atletico, but it was Los Rojiblancos who advanced when the two sides clashed at this stage of the 2013-14 competition – the only time Barca have failed to reach the semis in the past eight seasons.
Bayern Munich host Portuguese league leaders Benfica in the first leg with Pep Guardiola’s side bidding to reach the last four for the fifth year running.
Bayern laboured to a 1-0 win at home to Eintracht Frankfurt as they remained five points clear of Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, but skipper Philipp Lahm warned they would need to up their level against Benfica.
“After an international break it’s often difficult. That’s perfectly normal,” said Lahm.
Bayern will be without Arjen Robben at the Allianz Arena, but the hosts should have France winger Kingsley Coman available after sitting out Saturday’s victory with a leg injury.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic powered Paris Saint-Germain to a 4-1 win over Nice at the weekend and the French champions will again look to their Swedish star when they take on Manchester City at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.
Paris reached the Champions League semifinals in 1994-95, but City, despite their indifferent Premier League displays, are through to the last eight for the first time.
Six straight wins have reignited Real’s season but the Champions League represents their only realistic chance of silverware this term.
Zinedine Zidane’s men travel to Germany on Wednesday for a first-ever meeting with Wolfsburg and head into the tie as heavy favourites against a side embarking on their best run in Europe’s premier competition.
However, Wolfsburg have won just three of their last 15 Bundesliga games and were soundly beaten 3-0 at Bayer Leverkusen on Friday.