Follow Live: Tuesday’s Champions League quarterfinal action

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The Champions League returns as the knockout stage begins to seriously ramp up with quarterfinal action, with play starting at 2:45pm ET.

Juventus hosts Monaco in Turin as the Italian leaders look to make their mark in Europe once again. In Spain, a derby begins as Atletico Madrid hosts Real Madrid.

Juventus is undefeated at home in league and Champions League play so far this season, while Monaco has only ever beaten an Italian club twice in its history. Meanwhile, Atletico and Real have played four times this season so far, with Atletico winning three and one draw.

One happy note about the lineups, Andrea Pirlo is back!

Follow the action LIVE on the NBC Sports scoreboard

JUVENTUS: Buffon, Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Pereyra, Tevez, Morata.

MONACO: Subasic; Kurzawa, Carvalho, Abdennour, Raggi; Kondogbia, Fabinho, Moutinho; Dirar, Carrasco, Martial.

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ATLETICO MADRID: Oblak; Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Siqueira; M.Suarez, Gabi, Koke, Arda; Griezmann, Mandzukic.

REAL MADRID: Casillas, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Modric, James, Kroos, Bale, Benzema, Cristiano