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Mar 31, 2016

Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.Sun Tzu

For FC Barcelona it's a familiar Spanish affair waiting for them in the Quarter Final stages of this season's UEFA Champions League. Without any doubt the clash between the current table topper and second placed side La Liga sides are the most eye-catching and toughest clash of this round of Knockout Stage. Barcelona without any doubt would be full of confidence having already beaten Atletico Madrid twice in their League encounters this season. Even though both of these matches were real tough, Barca will be once again hoping that Lionel Messi, the five time Balon d'Or Winner will continue his excellent form against the second team from Capital and pull them through.

Playing against Atletico Madrid is nothing short of going into a medieval battle. Diego Simeone, since the time he has taken over has turned Atletico Madrid into a fierce and mean opponent in the football ground. The testimonies of those characters were given in the two victories we had against them in this season. We had to really sweat it out to defeat this team. In the last encounter, even after falling down to nine players they were more than competitive. To make things a bit more difficult, FC Barcelona will be playing the first leg at Home and second away at the Vicente Calderon. For Barca it doesn't matter whether we play the second leg at home or away, the desire to repeat the success of that wonderful night in Berlin will egg us on.

The other Quarter Finals of this season are - Manchester City vs. PSG, Real Madrid vs. Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich vs. Benfica. It's funny that Real Madrid always ends up getting the easier draw in every stage! That line-up shows Barca and Atletico clash will be the highlight of this round. Most of the experts Champions League picks have Barcelona the winner. Overcoming Atletico at the Quarter finals will place them as the firm favourite. The last time Barca met Atletico in this competition saw them dumping us in the Quarter Final stage. But that was a different Barca; this one is completely rejuvenated with one of the greatest attacking trident of all time - Messi, Neymar and Saurez. For them this is the perfect chance to get revenge for that defeat and pursue the dream of becoming the first team in modern era to defend the UEFA Champions League trophy.

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