Two teams from Germany and Spain and one each from England, France and Italy will be joining Barcelona in Friday's draw | FCB

Let’s be honest. In the 87th minute of last Wednesday’s game with Paris Saint Germain, there are unlikely to have been many Barça fans, if any at all, that realistically expected to see their team in the draw for the Champions League quarter finals.

But then the miracle happened. First Neymar Jr, then Luis Suárez and finally Sergi Roberto all scored to produce perhaps the most remarkable late turnaround in football history.

We did it! The team whose hopes had practically been written off after the 4-0 defeat in the French capital are among the eight that will be finding out who they’ll meeting next on the road to Cardiff in Friday’s draw in Nyon at 12.00pm CET.

The first legs will be played on April 11 and 12, and the second legs on April 18 and 19.

This time there are no seeds, so Barça could play anyone, including fellow Liga sides Real and Atlético Madrid.

A trip to Germany is a likely possibility, with both Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich through to the last eight.

The sole Italian survivor is Juventus, the team that Barça beat in Berlin to win the title for the last time in 2015, while the blaugrana could follow their PSG heroics with a tie against another Ligue 1 club after Monaco eliminated Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

Or could it be plucky Leicester City, who have followed on from becoming the unlikeliest of English champions by marching past Sevilla into the quarter finals of Europe’s premier club competition?

All will be revealed on Friday, and in the meantime, here’s a look at the seven other contenders for the trophy. All of them have one thing in common – none of them will be relishing the prospect of a match-up with FC Barcelona!


1 / 7

Borussia Dortmund

Best performance: Winners (1997)
Group Stage: First in Group F ahead of Real Madrid, Legia Warsaw and Sporting Lisbon.
Round of 16: 4-1 agg v Benfica (0-1, 4-0)
Domestic form: Third in the Bundesliga, 13 points behind leaders Bayern.
History v FCB: The only previous competitive encounter was in the 1997 European Super Cup, won by Barça 3-1 on aggregate.
Look out for: After 14 years at Barça, La Masia product Marc Bartra joined Die Schwarzgelben last summer. Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Dortmund’s top scorer in the competition with seven goals.


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Bayern Munich

Best performance: Winners (1974, 1975, 1976, 2001 & 2013)
Group Stage: Second in Group B behind Atlético Madrid and ahead of Rostov and PSV.
Round of 16: 10-2 agg v Arsenal  (5-1, 5-1)
Domestic form: 10 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.
History v FCB: Bayern won 7-0 on aggregate in the 2013 semi-finals but Barça got revenge two years later with a 5-3 aggregate win to qualify for the Berlin final.
Look out for: Neuer, Ribéry, Lewandowski, Robben, Lahm, Müller, Xabi Alonso… The Bayern squad is packed with household names, including Thiago Alcántara, who spent eight years at Barça.


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Real Madrid

Best performance: Winners a record eleven times. 
Group Stage:
Second in Group F behind Dortmund and ahead of Legia Warsaw and Sporting Lisbon.
Round of 16: 6-2 agg v Napoli (3-1, 3-1)
Domestic form: Top of LaLiga by two points over FC Barcelona with one game in hand.
History v FCB: The last European edition of El Clásico was in the semi-finals of 2011, with the Catalans progressing 3-1 on aggregate.
Look out for: Likely to be billed as the MSN versus the BBC of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, but there’s a lot more to both teams than their famous front threes – and none of them need any introduction!


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Leicester City

Best performance: The Foxes are playing in the competition for the first time ever. 
Group Stage: First in Group G ahead of Porto, Copenhagen and Brugge.
Round of 16: 3-2 agg v Sevilla (1-2, 2-0)
Domestic form: 15th in the Premier League, just three points above the relegation zone.
History v FCB: Have never met in a competitive match but did meet last August in a friendly in Stockholm. Barça won 4-2 with goals from Munir (2), Suárez and Mujica.
Look out for: Have kept most of the squad that stunned football by winning the Premiership last season, including the inimitable Jamie Vardy and African footballer of the year Riyad Mahrez.


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Best performance: Winners (1985, 1996)
Group Stage: First in Group H ahead of Sevilla, Lyon and Zagreb.
Round of 16: 3-0 agg v Porto (2-0, 1-0).
Domestic form: Eight points clear at the top of Serie A.
History v FCB: Most recent meeting was the 2015 final in Berlin, won 3-1 by Barça with goals from Rakitic, Suárez and Neymar.
Look out for: Brazilian Dani Alves played for Barça in that final but switched to Turin last summer. Sami Khedira and Gonzalo Higuaín are also familiar faces after their days at Real Madrid, while Dybala, Cuadrado and Pjanic are among the other dangers


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Best performance: Runners-up (2004)
Group Stage: First in Group E ahead of Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham and CSKA Moscow.
Round of 16: 6-6 agg. on away goals v Manchester City (3-5, 3-1).
Domestic form: Three points clear of PSG at the top of Ligue 1
History v FCB: Have only met once, in the 1995/95 group stage, with Barça winning home and away.
Look out for: Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, formerly of Atlético, is the player Liga fans will be most familiar with, while Bernardo Silva and Fabinho are among the other star names.


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Atlético Madrid

Best performance: Runners-up (1974, 2014, 2016)
Group Stage: First in Group B ahead of Bayern, Rostov and PSV.
Round of 16: 4-2 agg v Bayer Leverkusen (4-2, 0-0).
Domestic form: Fourth in LaLiga, ten points behind leaders Real Madrid and eight behind Barça.
History v FCB: A meeting with Barça would be the third quarter final between the sides in four years. Atlético progressed in 2014 and 2016.
Look out for: Diego Simeone and his side are such familiar opposition at Barça that none of the players require introduction. Kévin Gameiro, Diego Godín, Antoine Griezmann, Koke, Fernando Torres… you know the score!

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