Champions League Draw: Spurs Draw Metropolis In Quarter-Finals
The draw for the 2019 Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals has taken place with one all England tie to sit up for.
Tottenham Hotspurs, Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis have been all within the bowls alongside Barcelona, Ajax, Porto and Juventus. It’s the first time since 2009 that 4 English Premier League sides have made it to the final eight of the competitors.
Metropolis are favourites to win this yr’s competitors however they should overcome Tottenham if they’re to progress to the semi-finals. Spurs can have house benefit for the primary leg after being drawn out first.
Tottenham could also be slipping within the Premier League however they appeared spectacular within the final 16 spherical of the Champions League, beating Borussia Dortmund by 3-Zero at house earlier than rounding that off with a 1-Zero away win within the second leg.
Man United pulled off a rare 3-1 win over PSG final week regardless of being hampered with accidents. The prize for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect is a quarter-final draw in opposition to Barcelona. The Spanish aspect have been drawn out of the bowl first however as a result of Metropolis and United can’t play at house on the identical evening or consecutive nights, they’ll have house benefit for the primary leg.
Cristiano Ronaldo impressed Juventus to a spot within the closing eight after he scored a hat-trick on Tuesday to revive the Italian aspect who have been 2-Zero all the way down to Atletico Madrid. They may face Ajax away within the first leg of the subsequent spherical.
James Milner admitted that Liverpool have been hoping to keep away from a fellow English crew within the quarter-final draw. Jurgen Klopp’s aspect made it to the ultimate eight following their 3-1 win over Bayern Munich within the Allianz Enviornment in the course of the week. He has been granted his want as they have been drawn first out in opposition to Porto.
An English aspect hasn’t received the competitors since Chelsea in 2012, although Liverpool managed to make the ultimate final yr once they have been crushed 3-1 by Actual Madrid.
In the meantime within the Europa League, Arsenal have been drawn away to Napoli within the first leg of the quarter-final, nonetheless in accordance with the sooner rule, that draw was reversed. Chelsea have been drawn out second in opposition to Slavia Prague.
Champions League quarter-final draw:
Ajax v Juventus
Liverpool v Porto
Tottenham Hotspurs v Manchester Metropolis
Manchester United v Barcelona
Champions League semi-final draw:
Tottenham/Manchester Metropolis v Ajax/Juventus
Manchester United/Barcelona v Liverpool/Porto
Europa League quarter-final draw:
Arsenal v Napoli
Villarreal v Valencia
Benfica v Eintracht Frankfurt
Slavia Prague v Chelsea
Europa League semi-final draw:
Arsenal/Napoli v Villarreal/Valencia
Benfica/Eintracht Frankfurt v Slavia Praha/Chelsea