The final two UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second legs take place on Wednesday and it is tight.
Atletico Madrid host Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon with Barca taking a slender 2-1 lead to the Spanish capital, while Bayern Munich head to Lisbon to face Benfica with a 1-0 advantage from the first leg.
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Atleti will fancy their chances of getting past a suddenly out-of-form Barca. Fernando Torres scored the opener at the Nou Camp but was then sent off for two silly yellow cards and a Luis Suarez double in the second half gave Barca a slight lead. That said, the away goal was of huge importance to Diego Simeone’s side. These two teams are also first and second in the La Liga standings with Barca’s lead cut to three points over Atleti. Expect plenty of mind games and rash tackles between these two teams.
In Portugal the hosts will also be quietly optimistic they can pull off an upset with Arturo Vidal’s early first leg goal the only difference between the two teams. Benfica’s defensive solidity has been impressive throughout their UCL campaign but under Pep Guardiola, Bayern have come up big when it mattered. Remember their incredible win in the Round of 16 against Juventus? They didn’t go through all of that for nothing…
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Wednesday’s UCL schedule
Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona – 2:45 p.m. ET
Benfica vs. Bayern Munich – 2:45 p.m. ET