Soccer Magazine

Champions League Quarter-Final Draw

By Can We Play You Every Week? @canweplayblog
Champions League Quarter-Final Draw
Former England international Gary Lineker served up a set of cracking ties as he performed the draw for the Champions League quarter-finals in Switzerland this morning.
The highlight of the draw was when Tottenham Hotspur, a team in which Lineker himself previously played for, were drawn against Spanish giants Real Madrid in what will sure be a thrilling contest. It seems as though Spurs just don’t do easy draws in what is their inaugural season in the Champions League. After dispatching seven-time European Cup winners AC Milan in the previous round, the team from North London will now face the competition’s all-time record-holders, who have not only won the European Cup nine times, but are also coached by Jose Mourinho, a manager who has won the Champions League twice in six years with two different teams and as recently as last season with former club Inter Milan.

Champions League Quarter-Final Draw

Inter Milan striker Goran Pandev celebrates scoring an
88th minute winner against Bayern Munich that saw
his side progress through to the quarter-finals.

In the remainder of the draw, Mourinho’s former club Inter will face Schalke after beating last year’s beaten finalists Bayern Munich and Spanish side Valencia respectively. 2009 Champions League winners Barcelona have a tricky draw against Shakhtar Donetsk, with the Ukrainians unbeaten at home in 31 months in all competitions. The fourth and final quarter-final sees a re-run of the 2008 Champions League final as three-time European Cup winners Manchester United face fellow Premier League side Chelsea.
This morning’s quarter-final draw was followed by the draw for the semi-finals and Lineker again did not fail to disappoint. The winners of the match between Manchester United and Chelsea will face either Inter Milan or Schalke, while the winners of the game between Real Madrid and Tottenham will play either Barcelona or Shakhtar Donetsk, setting up a possible El Classico in the Champions League semi-finals.
The first legs of the quarter-final ties will be played on the 5th and 6th of April, with full reviews of all the games right here on Can We Play You Every Week.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • A League One Special...CHARLTON ATHLETIC

    League Special...CHARLTON ATHLETIC

    As a Charlton Athletic supporter my whole life, I hold them close to my heart and I am passionate about them, although it can be a depressing experience, you... Read more

    By  Bikersharks
    SOCCER, SPORTS
  • The Football League Awards 2011

    Football League Awards 2011

    The 2011 edition of the Football League Awards was held at a glittering ceremony in London last night, and Can We Play You Every Week casts its eyes over the... Read more

    By  Can We Play You Every Week?
    SOCCER, SPORTS
  • Can Chelsea Win the Champions League?

    Chelsea Champions League?

    By: Brandon WhitfieldBefore the season began, Chelsea was the odds on favorite to retain their Premier League title, and after the first month it looked as if... Read more

    By  Thetoaststaff
    SOCCER, SPORTS
  • Champions League Predictions

    Champions League Predictions

    We have the Champions League Quarterfinals stage beginning today with two matches. Inter will welcome Schalke to the San Siro while Spurs will travel to Spain... Read more

    By  Thetoaststaff
    SOCCER, SPORTS
  • Real Madrid and Barcelona Draw In Foreshadowing Clasico

    Real Madrid Barcelona Draw Foreshadowing Clasico

    Guardiola awkwardly watches Sergio Busquets and Mourinho nuzzle noses in a memorable moment of the match After my makeshift preview of El Clasico, things turne... Read more

    By  Niccoloc
    SOCCER, SPORTS
  • Women’s Super League: Up and Running

    Women’s Super League: Running

    The FA Women's Super League April 13th 2011 was a landmark day for women’s football in England as Arsenal took on Chelsea in the inaugural match of the FA’s... Read more

    By  Juliez
    SOCCER, SPORTS
  • Champions League Semi Final Preview

    Champions League Semi Final Preview

    Well the Champions League Semi final round kicks off today. Today’s game features Manchester United traveling to Gelsenkirchen, Germany to face Schalke. In th... Read more

    By  Thetoaststaff
    SOCCER, SPORTS

Paperblog Hot Topics

Magazines