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The top two teams in Spain meet at the Camp Nou tonight where Barcelona take on Atletico Madrid. This is sure to be a fascinating game with Barca sure to have plenty of possession and trying to break down a very stubborn Madrid defence. The league match here earlier on in the season ended in a 2-1 for Barca, however they had to come from behind that night and Madrid finished the match with nine men.
Barca haven't had much time to recover from a gruelling encounter with arch rivals Real Madrid on Saturday where they went down 2-1 to a late Ronaldo goal. Atletico on the other hand had a very easy 5-1 over Real Betis so should be the fresher of the two teams. Due to this and the fact that they more than matched Barcelona here in the league this season, I think they have a reasonable chance of holding out for the draw and maybe even sneaking a win. They can be backed at 7/1 for the victory and it is worth a little interest.
The other quarter final taking place tonight sees German champions Bayern Munich host Benfica. On paper this appears to be a fairly one sided tie and it is hard to see past a win for Munich by at least a couple of goals here tonight. Therefore I am going to be backing them at minus two on the handicap.
Benfica do have quite a strong attacking unit so I am sure they will be able to create a few chances which they will need to take to have any chance in this tie.
Barcelona v Atletico Madrid - Madrid - 1 point @ 7/1 (Betvictor, Marathon Bet)
Bayern v Benfica - Bayern minus two - 2 points @ 6/4 (Paddy Power)