Barça players before AC Milan matchn | PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

The draw for the semi-finals will be held on Friday 12th April. The first leg is scheduled for 23rd April (Saint George’s Day – the patron saint of Catalonia) or 24th while the return leg will be on either 30th April or 1st May.

The Champions League final, which like 2011 will be held in London’s new Wembley stadium, will take place on 25th May.

To find out who Barça will face in the quarterfinals, you can watch the draw live (it starts at 12 pm) on TV3 and Esport3.

Until the current season, the draw for the semi-finals was made at the same time as the draw for the quarterfinals. This year, however, the draws for the two rounds will be held separately. This Friday’s draw in Nyon (Switzerland) will be for the quarterfinals and if Barça go through there’ll be another draw for the fans to look forward to for the semi-finals.

Draw this Friday

Barça could be drawn against Borussia Dortmund, PSG, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Málaga, Galatasaray or Juventus, with the first leg due to be played on 2nd or 3rd April and the return leg on 9th or 10th April.

The draw will also decide the order of the ties and whether the first leg will be in the Camp Nou or away.