• Germany's news in English
 

Bayern and BVB draw easy CL quarter-final ties

Published: 15 Mar 2013 15:35 GMT+01:00

The Bavarians will have the harder path facing Italian champions Juventus on April 2nd, while BVB play Spanish debutantes Malaga the following day.

While Munich have the pleasure of a home advantage for the first leg of the tie, Dortmund travel to their opponents' home turf in southern Spain and will play host for the second leg.

"This is no dream tie. We will need two good days to reach the semi-final. It will not be a walk in the park, I assure you," said Bayern chairman and former player Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

"Malaga is a good draw, especially as the first leg is away. I'm looking forward to it. I think we can do it," Borussia Captain Sebastian Kehl said.

Four-time winners Barcelona have been drawn against Paris Saint-Germain, with recent signing David Beckham in their ranks, while Spanish league-leaders Real Madrid face Galatasaray Istanbul, who put Schalke 04 out of the competition in a narrow win on Tuesday.

DPA/The Local/mjl

The Local (news@thelocal.de)

Your comments about this article

18:39 March 15, 2013 by Englishted
You don't know much about football do you?

Every team in Europe wants the first leg away ,so Bayern will not be so happy but will put on a brave face and a show of bravado as per normal.
19:31 March 15, 2013 by Istabraq
If Bayern go to Juve for the second leg needing to score they will be in trouble. Juve do not let goals in. An away goal for Juve in the first leg will have Bayern in a hell of a lot of trouble.
19:30 March 16, 2013 by lordkorner
What a stupid article ( was it written by an American ?) there are no easy games at this stage...
Today's headlines
'No German identity without Auschwitz': Gauck
President Gauck addressing the Bundestag on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Photo: DPA

'No German identity without Auschwitz': Gauck

President Joachim Gauck warned Germans against drawing a line under the Holocaust as the Bundestag (parliament) opened a day of commemorations on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Red Army soldiers. READ  

Railway union threatens strike over €2
EVG members outside a station during a 2013 strike. Photo: DPA

Railway union threatens strike over €2

As railway operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) continues negotiations with train drivers' union GDL, its other major union EVG has threatened a strike over pay differences between employees. READ  

Dresden tolerance concert draws 22,000
Photo: DPA

Dresden tolerance concert draws 22,000

As Pegida supporters and opponents clashed in Hanover, musicians threw a free concert in central Dresden on Monday evening to show another side to the city famous for spawning the anti-Islam movement. READ  

Greek debt reduction 'not on radar': Juncker
European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker. Photo: DPA

Greek debt reduction 'not on radar': Juncker

EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker warned Monday that Greece cannot expect any reduction of its huge debt commitments after the far-left, anti-austerity Syriza party won a stunning election victory. READ  

Germany remembers horror of Auschwitz
"Work will set you free," the gate at Auschwitz-Birkenau tells inmates. Photo: DPA

Germany remembers horror of Auschwitz

Chancellor Angela Merkel joined survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Berlin on Monday to open a series of events dedicated to the end of the Holocaust camp regime 70 years ago. READ  

JobTalk Germany: Entrepreneur series
'Work I love and a rewarding family life'
Working mum photo: Shutterstock

'Work I love and a rewarding family life'

Melanie Fieseler is a British business/career consultant and coach, and founder of Berlin-based WorkSmart. She is on a mission to help ambitious mums like herself successfully combine motherhood with building a fulfilling and rewarding career or business. READ  

Concentration camp 'can't take more visitors'
Bergen Belsen survivors Maria Gnaiatczyk and Shaul Ladany stand at the memorial to the camp. Photo: DPA

Concentration camp 'can't take more visitors'

After the President of the Jewish Council called for compulsory school trips to concentration camp memorials, the Bergen-Belsen site told The Local that they can't take any more groups. READ  

German kids 'growing up sitting down'
Photo: DPA

German kids 'growing up sitting down'

Too much sitting is bad for you, as we all know. But health experts warned on Monday that half of German children have firmly adopted the sedentary and damaging habits of their parents. READ  

Business makes confident start to 2015
A worker checks compensators in a Baden-Württemberg factory. Photo: DPA

Business makes confident start to 2015

German businesses are confident about the outlook for Europe's biggest economy, a new poll showed on Monday, as a weaker euro and falling oil prices are set to boost the country's exporters. READ  

'Stick to the plan': Germany to Greece
Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras celebrates the party's election victory on Sunday. Photo: DPA

'Stick to the plan': Germany to Greece

UPDATE:German Chancellor Angela Merkel expects the new Greek government to uphold its commitments to international creditors, her spokesman said Monday after the electoral triumph of Greece's anti-austerity leftists Syriza. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Gallery
The best regional foods TTIP opponents want to protect
Photo: DPA
Features
The rise and spread of Pegida
Photo: Shutterstock
Culture
This cosplayer did not think his plan through
National
Europe in statistics - from Spain to Sweden
Photo: DPA
Politics
The Local's report from Pegida's largest ever demonstration.
Sponsored Article
Top-notch tech boosts bilingual schools
National
Six stories that will rock Germany this year
Photo: DPA
National
Terror alert at a new high. Should you be worried?
Dresden skyline and river by night. Photo: DPA
Politics
What does Dresden have against Muslims?
Photo: DPA
National
What were your favourite news stories of 2014?
Gallery
Top 12 German idioms
National
Why has The Local got a new logo?
Photo: DPA
National
This German was abducted and tortured by the CIA
Culture
10 top tips for partying in Germany
Photo: DPA
Technology
What does the Chancellor see as the future of the internet?
Photo: DPA
Berlin
The Local's series on 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall
Photo: DPA
Business & Money
JobTalk: All you need to know about working in Germany
National
Share news tips with The Local Germany
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

Latest news from The Local in Sweden

More news from Sweden at thelocal.se

1,434
jobs available
Toytown Germany
Germany's English-speaking crowd