The Champions League Draw has just been announced and it pits the only two Premier League teams together! As much as this guarantees one of ours in the Semi-Finals it lessens the probability of English glory in at least one international football tournament this year… There’s a pretty big silver lining which is seeing Liverpool vs Man City battle it over two legs. They are the Premier Leagues two most attacking focused teams and it’s sure to be an electric display in a pub near you!
Champions League Draw
The Champions League Quarter final is always where every football fan starts to see the best quality matches they will see in the season and we’re absolutely buzzing for it now the match-ups have been announced. They are:
Barcelona vs Roma
4th April – Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
10th April – Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco said: “The draw has handed us one of the toughest sides in the world, with the best player in the world – Lionel Messi,” Di Francesco said.
“We’ve got this far by playing with courage, determination and hard work: we will continue to push forward with enthusiasm and confidence.”
Sevilla vs Bayern
3rd April – Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, Seville, Spain
10th April – Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
“I’m looking forward to the game(s). It won’t be easy, Sevilla knocked out Manchester United,” commented Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. “It’s certainly not an easy draw. You don’t get this far by chance,” agreed defender, David Alaba.
Juventus vs Real Madrid
3rd April – Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy
10th April – Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid, Spain
Carvajal (Real Madrid Goalkeeper): “I prefer to not face Barça yet. I wish to play Spanish teams later in the competition. I rooted for Chelsea yesterday. Now, I want to play Barça in the final. If they win the UCL this year, it will bother me, but that’s the beauty of football.”
Liverpool vs Man City
4th April – Anfield, Liverpool, England
10th April – The Etihad, Manchester, England
“We take what we’ve got, let’s go,” said Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain added: “It’s going to be a great couple of games.”