Both Luka Modrić and Mario Mandžukić are chasing the European ‘treble’ this season in club play before the World Cup kicks off in June. Real Madrid dismantled Schalke in the Round of 16 and will play another German club in the quarterfinals, Borussia Dortmund, who prevented Los Blancos from playing in the final last year. Bayern Munich made easy work of Arsenal and will head to England again to take on a confused Manchester United side, who skimmed by Olympiakos.
The other two draws are Chelsea versus PSG and Barcelona versus Atletico Madrid.
In Europa League news, Ivan Rakitić’s Sevilla came back from a 2-0 first leg loss to Real Betis to force penalty kicks and an ultimate victory Thursday night. They will have a tough quarterfinal test when they face Portuguese club FC Porto in the next round, a perennial Champions League team.