All English final again?! United will be there – will Arsenal?
By Football Talk.
Arsenal and Manchester United now know their route to the final of the champions league and Man Utd will be far happier with the draw than Arsenal that’s for sure.
The full draw:
Arsenal vs Barcelona
(First leg Wednesday, March 31 second leg on Tuesday, April 6.)
Lyon vs Bordeaux
Bayern Munich vs Manchester United
(First leg Tuesday, March 30 second leg on Wednesday, April 7)
Inter Milan vs CSKA Moscow
Bayern Munich / Manchester United vs Lyon / Bordeaux
Inter Milan / CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal / Barcelona
The tie of the round is without a doubt Arsenal vs Barcelona. It’s the game everyone has been waiting to see since the 2006 final and now Arsenal have their chance for revenge. A game of pure football that is sure to be a spectacle to remember. With the first leg at the Emirates, it leaves Arsenal with a daunting trip to the Nou Camp for the second leg.
If Arsene Wenger manages to get past the champions, he will most likely have to face his old foe Jose Mourinho in the Semi finals, so it couldn’t have got much harder for the Gunners.
Manchester United couldn’t have asked for a better draw. They face Bayern Munich in the quarters then the winner of Lyon/Bordeaux in the semi’s. Sir Alex Ferguson couldn’t have wished for more than that.
But the draw does still keep alive hopes of an all-English final, Manchester United will be there, but it doesn’t look good for Arsenal.
Who do you think will progress? Will Arsenal manage to overcome Barca? Have United got it easy? Please leave your comments below…….
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