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Manuel Pellegrini shares his thoughts on their Champions League draw

Manchester City will face Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

City avoided a showdown with their soon-to-be manager Pep Guardiola and his Bayern Munich side - the Germans face Benfica.

Instead City will face Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his PSG team-mates, who have already been crowned as French champions this season.

PSG knocked out Chelsea in the last 16. City and PSG have met just once before, playing out a goalless draw in Manchester during the group stages of the 2008/09 UEFA Cup.

City boss Manuel Pellegrini said: "It is a difficult draw as always. When you are in the eight best teams of Europe, always it is a difficult draw.

"I have said that in this moment I think Barcelona is the team that makes the difference, all the other teams are the same. It is always a difficult game. You can't expect less.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates with his Paris Saint-Germain team-mates
Image: PSG will face City after knocking out Chelsea

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"You never know what is an easy draw. We are in the eight best teams, maybe one team can have less of a 'name' than another, but if they are in the same stage it is because they deserve it, they have eliminated important teams. You can't have an easy draw."

Holders Barcelona - who dumped Arsenal out 5-1 on aggregate - will face fellow Spaniards Atletico Madrid, runners-up two seasons ago.

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Barca, bidding to become the first team to win the Champions League two seasons in a row, will get the chance to avenge their defeat at the same stage two years ago when Atletico won 1-0 at home after a 1-1 away draw.

But Barcelona, the five-time champions, have won their last six meetings with Atletico. The first leg will be played at the Nou Camp, with the return at the Vicente Calderon.

Luis Suarez celebrates Lionel Messi and Neymar
Image: Barcelona will face La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid in the last eight

Ten-times champions Real Madrid, who overcame Roma to get through to the last eight, were pitted against German side VfL Wolfsburg.

Champions League quarter-final draw:

VfL Wolfsburg v Real Madrid

Bayern Munich v Benfica

Barcelona v Atletico Madrid

Paris Saint-Germain v Manchester City

First legs will be played April 5/6 and return legs April 12/13.

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