UEFA general secretary Giorgio Marchetti when making his way on stage, pays tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after they reached goalscoring landmarks in the previous round.
He is soon joined by a goalscoring icon of yesteryear, Andriy Shevchenko, who will help conduct the draw.
ROAD TO KIEV
Stick these dates in your diary…
Quarter-finals: April 3/4 & April 10/11
Semi-final draw: April 13
Semi-finals: April 24/25 & May 1/2
Final: Saturday, May 26, NSC Olimpiyskyi Stadium, Kiev
Here’s this season’s Champions League quarter-final draw in full
Barcelona v Roma
Sevilla v Bayern Munich
Juventus v Real Madrid
Liverpool v Manchester City
FEAST OF FOOTBALL
There’s no denying that the Liverpool-Manchester City tie is the standout tie of the round, but the rest of the draw has thrown up some intriguing clashes.
There’s a repeat of last season’s final as Juventus look to avenge their defeat in Cardiff against 12-time champions Real Madrid.
Sevilla’s reward for dumping Manchester United out of the competition is a tie with five-time winners Bayern Munich – can they repeat the feat against another European heavyweight?
With the La Liga title seemingly wrapped up, Barcelona can focus on winning a sixth Champions League crown against Roma.