Champions League 1/4 draw: Lucky Liverpool but Man Utd & Tottenham have it tough
Man Utd, Liverpool, Tottenham and Man City have discovered their fate after the draw for the quarter finals of the Champions League was held today.
Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City have discovered their fate after the draw for the quarter finals of the Champions League was held today.
Man Utd v Barcelona
Manchester United booked their place in the last-8 thanks to a dramatic comeback victory over Paris Saint-Germain that saw them recover from losing the first leg 2-0 at home to progress on away goals after a thrilling 3-1 win in France.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men now face a tough task as they’ve been drawn to take on Barcelona in the next round after the Spanish giants eased past Lyon. United will play the first leg at Old Trafford before the decisive second leg at the Nou Camp.
Liverpool get Porto
Liverpool also produced a spectacular performance in Germany this week to book their place in the quarter-finals with a 3-1 aggregate victory over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have now been handed a favourable draw as they’ll take on Porto in the quarters. The Portuguese outfit edged past Roma in the previous round but Liverpool will be extremely confident of progressing to the last-4. The first leg will be at Anfield.
Tottenham draw Man City
Tottenham made light work of a dangerous Borussia Dortmund side to see-off the Bundesliga giants 4-0 over the two legs in the previous round but the north Londoners will now face a huge challenge after being pitted against Manchester City in an all-Premier League clash.
Pep Guardiola side produced a devastating second leg display at the Etihad on Tuesday night to thrash Schalke 7-0 and book their place in the last-8 with a 10-2 aggregate victory so they’ll be favourites to get past Spurs over two legs.
In the other tie, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus will take on Ajax – who beat Real Madrid in the last round. The first legs will be played on April 9/10th with the return legs the following week.
The path to the final has also been drawn and the winner of Tottenham/Man City will face the winner of Ajax/Juventus while Barcelona or Man Utd will take on Liverpool or Porto.
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