Real Madrid will be part of the Champions League draw on Friday but record signing Gareth Bale has no preference to who they will meet in the last eight. 

Madrid cruised through to the quarter-finals with a 9-2 aggregate win over Bundelisga outfit Schalke - a tie which was over with a 6-1 win in the first leg. 

During last night's victory over the German side, Bale came off the bench to assist all three goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo (2) and Alvaro Morata to continue a successful start to his career in Spain. 

Notching up four goals in four Champions League appearances, Bale told Sky Sports: "I think every team in the quarter-finals are very good teams, very strong teams, the same as ourselves.

"I'm not sure there's an actual favourite to have. We'll be looking at the draw and looking forward to it."

Carlo Ancelotti's side are currently top of La Liga by three points ahead of neighbours Atletico Madrid. However, they take on defending champions Barcelona at the weekend, and the Catalan Giants will look to close the gap on Madrid to a single point with victory at the Bernabeu.

Bale, who signed from Tottenham for a record £85million was kept quiet during the first Clasico which Barcelona won 2-1 at the Camp Nou, but admits the confidence in his side is far better this time round. 

"I think confidence is obviously a massive thing. The team is playing well and everything is coming together nicely for the whole team," said the 24-year-old.

"We just need to keep performing very well, keep working hard and hopefully the rewards are there at the end.

"Now we have to prepare really well for the next match against Barcelona.

Barcelona will also feature in the draw for the Champions League after overcoming Manchester City. 

A win for Barcelona would put them back into La Liga contention and Bale admitted his side need to focus on their game ahead of Sunday's clash. 

"Barcelona is a direct rival and we are going to try and put in a good performance and take the three points.

"They have very good players, but we are focused on our game and on our team because we also have very good players," he added. 

With Jese injured for Madrid, Bale is likely to start alongside Ronaldo and french international Karim Benzema in attack. 

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