Man United will get Barcelona in Champions League quarterfinals

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15 Mar 2019, 17:29 IST
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NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates are coming again to Outdated Trafford to face Manchester United within the Champions League quarterfinals.

Man United was drawn Friday to face the five-time champions, who beat the storied English membership within the 2009 and 2011 finals. Messi scored in every of these matches.

Nonetheless, United beat Barcelona within the 2008 semifinals earlier than profitable its third title, and it was at Camp Nou that present supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored the stoppage-time profitable objective within the 1999 closing, in opposition to Bayern Munich.

4 English groups reached the final eight for the primary time in 10 years, and two will meet subsequent month.

Tottenham will host Manchester Metropolis within the first leg, which might be performed at Wembley Stadium or on the north London membership’s soon-to-be-completed new enviornment.

The pairing additionally introduced collectively the one two groups within the draw who’ve by no means been European champion. The opposite six have gained a mixed 21 titles.

Liverpool will face Porto, a workforce the five-time champions beat within the final 16 final season. Again then, Liverpool gained 5-Zero in Portugal to begin its path to the ultimate.

Ajax will play Juventus in a rematch of two earlier finals. Ajax gained in 1973, the third of its 4 European titles, and Juventus gained its second title in 1996.

Final yr, Cristiano Ronaldo was purchased by Juventus, a workforce which has misplaced two finals up to now 4 years, to finish that 23-year wait.

The primary legs might be performed on April 9-10, with the return video games on April 16-17.

The ultimate is scheduled for June 1 on the Metropolitano Stadium, the house of Atletico Madrid.

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