15 Mar 2019, 17:12 IST
The quarter-final draw for the Champions League was held on the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday.
With so many groups pulling off stirring comebacks within the Spherical of 16, there was going to be no scarcity of matches with a doubtlessly excessive drama quotient and the drawing of tons actually didn’t disappoint.
A plethora of mouth-watering ties had been thrown up with FC Barcelona versus Manchester United being the choose of the bunch.
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In an all English Premier League tie, Tottenham Hotspur lock horns with Manchester Metropolis with the previous enjoying the primary leg at house. The English champions maintain a substantial benefit over their London rivals having received their earlier encounter at Wembley.
The present season’s shock packages, Ajax had been handed a troublesome quarter-final match-up in opposition to Juventus. The Italians go toe to toe with the bubbling Dutch aspect after enrolling themselves for the final eight courtesies their exploits in opposition to Atletico Madrid.
Alternatively, final season’s runners up, Liverpool had been paired in opposition to Portuguese champions, Porto as Jurgen Klopp appears to be like to raise his first trophy at Liverpool and put to relaxation the ghost of the 2017-18 ultimate.
The primary legs of the quarter-finals can be performed on the ninth and 10th of April whereas the second legs would happen per week later.
As well as, the semi-final fixtures had been additionally sewn up. The first semi-final sees winner of the sport between Tottenham and Manchester Metropolis battling it out with the victorious workforce from the encounter comprising Ajax and Juventus. Within the mentioned tie, the winner of the latter fixture would play its first leg on the street.
The opposite last-four match-up pitted the possible winners of Porto’s recreation in opposition to Liverpool and Manchester United’s match in opposition to Barcelona with the previous having the benefit of enjoying the second leg at house.
Furthermore, UEFA additionally chalked out which workforce would play because the ‘house’ workforce within the ultimate. The workforce to emerge victorious from the first semi-final can be accorded that privilege.
The variety of participating sub-plots to the quarter-final ties undoubtedly makes this version of the Champions League as enthralling as any.
Thus, it’s time to get one’s calendars out and mark the above dates. With such riveting motion in retailer, one must be glued to their TV screens for even a blink of an eye fixed may end in one lacking a piece of the thrill.
In spite of everything, the Champions League has proved again and again that it by no means ceases to amaze.
AFC Ajax v Juventus
Liverpool v Porto
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester Metropolis
Manchester United v FC Barcelona
Tottenham Hotspur/Manchester Metropolis v Juventus/AFC Ajax
Manchester United/Barcelona v Liverpool/Porto
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