Champions League quarter-final draw: English clubs discover their fates

Silvia Morton
March 16, 2019

Following the conclusion of Friday's Uefa Champions League draw, Nigerians are looking forward to some intriguing matches lined up for the quarter-finals stage.

Not all the memories are bad for Man United, however. The person who made the prediction is presumably a Tottenham fan, who sent out his predictions a day before the draw was even made. They joined Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Ajax, FC Porto, Barcelona and Juventus.

With their rivals involved in the FA Cup quarter-final action tomorrow, Liverpool and Chelsea have the opportunity to seize the initiative in their quest for Premier League and top-four success, respectively.

16 April, second legs: Juventus v Ajax and Barcelona v Manchester United.

Tottenham will host Manchester City in the first leg, which could be played at Wembley Stadium or at the north London club's soon-to-be-completed new arena.

UEFA's Club Competitions Committee principles state the team that finished lower in their domestic league the previous season has to have their game switched in such circumstances.

The first leg of the last-eight tie will take place at Old Trafford on April 10, before the pair meet for the return match in Spain on April 16.

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Of late, he's had a bit of an eye for goal - notching two in the recent thrashing of Watford, as well as the vital second goal in the Reds' win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

"But I would do two matches between English teams, which would mean two teams would be in the semi-finals".

The quarterfinal first legs are scheduled for April 11; the second legs set for April 18.

Manchester United's tie against Barcelona means caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will enjoy another trip to the Nou Camp, where he scored the victor in United's Champions League final win over Bayern Munich in 1999.

"If City, United, Spurs or Liverpool hope to pry the Champions League trophy from continental Europe, they're likely to have to go through an in-form [Cristiano] Ronaldo".

And Juventus' meeting with Ajax will be a rematch of the 1996 Champions League final at Rome's Stadio OIimpico, a match that the Italians won via a penalty shootout.

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