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Champions League: Atletico Madrid take on Barcelona, Benfica look to upset Bayern

Champions League: Atletico Madrid take on Barcelona, Benfica look to upset Bayern

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Atletico Madrid are looking to repeat their 2014 UEFA Champions League quarter-final win against Barcelona when the teams meet for the second leg at the Vicente Calderon.

Diego Simeone’s side took the lead at the Camp Nou but two Luis Suarez goals have given Barcelona the edge.

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres is suspended for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Spanish rivals Barcelona.

In the other game, Benfica are looking to reach a first European Cup semi-final since 1990 but Bayern Munich will have other ideas as they travel to Lisbon with a fifth straight last-four appearance in their sights.

Pep Guardiola’s side have been typically dominant this season with a seven-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga and only three defeats all season.

The Bavarians’ record also bodes badly for Benfica.

They have faced Portuguese sides nine times in European knockout ties and won them all.