Champions League quarter-final and semi-final line-up

Arnold Nichols
March 16, 2019

There will be four Premier League clubs in the pot for the 2018/19 Champions League quarter-final draw for the first time in 10 years after Liverpool joined domestic rivals Man Utd, Man City, and Tottenham in the latter stages of Europe's box office competition.

The most eye-catching of all those fixtures was the one between Barcelona and Manchester United while arguably, Liverpool have been handed the easiest opposition in the lot. The person who made the prediction is presumably a Tottenham fan, who sent out his predictions a day before the draw was even made. The Portuguese worldwide has been labeled as ' Mr. Champions League' for his sensational display in the competition, where he has represented with three clubs now - Manchester United, Real Madrid and now, Juventus.

With Pep Guardiola's team top of the Premier League, 13 points ahead of Spurs in third, City will be the favourites to advance to their first semi-final since 2016.

If the Merseyside outfit do indeed qualify for the final four, they will be faced with a testing two-legged encounter with the victor of Barcelona's quarter-final clash with Manchester United.

The second leg will be at the Estadio do Dragao and will take place on Wednesday 17 April.

The UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw has now concluded, and it produced some massive clashes, while Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi could potentially meet in the final.


Jurgen Klopp's side, fresh from knocking out Bayern Munich in the last 16, will be confident of beating the Portuguese champions after defeating them 5-0 on aggregate in the last 16 on their way to the final last season.

"My second choice would be what I think would be fantastic extra motivation, something thy would deserve, I'd do Ajax against Porto", he said.

And Juventus' meeting with Ajax will be a rematch of the 1996 Champions League final at Rome's Stadio OIimpico, a match that the Italians won via a penalty shootout.

Ajax, who knocked out Real Madrid in the last round, will host 2015 and 2017 runners-up Juventus.

Almiron picked up his first assist against Everton last weekend, and will be full of confidence heading away to Bournemouth this time around.

The draw will be shown live on BT Sport 2.

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