Champions League draw LIVE: Man Utd, Liverpool, Tottenham and Barcelona to learn fate

Champions League draw LIVE: Man Utd, Liverpool, Tottenham and Barcelona to learn fate

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Champions League draw LIVE: Premier League quartet set to learn quarter-final opponents

  • The draw takes place in Nyon, Switzerland at 11am UK time
  • No seedings or country protection in the quarter-final draw
  • First-leg fixtures will be held on April 9/10 – return legs on April 16/17
  • Following the quarter-final draw, the draw for the semi-finals will also be made

Twitter round-up

Jeremiah: Its Liverpool vs Man City, Tottenham vs Barcelona, Juventus vs Porto and Man Utd vs Ajax. The first four grouped for semi 1 and the last four for semi 2. You can thank me later. Jerry from South Africa. Europa league draw coming shortly…

Phil: Office banter has started from the Liverpool fans at work: “we can’t get the hardest draw as we can’t play ourselves”

Ken: If Liverpool do draw an English side it would be good to draw Spurs. Spurs v Liverpool was supposed to be the first game at their new Stadium back in the Autumn. If Liverpool can avoid any side it would probably be Barcelona but they are probably thinking the same.

Champions League draw LIVE: Premier League quartet set to learn quarter-final opponents

Champions League draw LIVE: Premier League quartet set to learn quarter-final opponents (Image: REUTERS)

The tension

10:33: Nerves are clearly affecting everyone ahead of the quarter-final draw.

Manchester United boss and Baby-faced assassin Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has just dropped the ‘S’ bomb in his press conference.

Don’t worry Ole, everyone’s allowed one!

Doubled delight

10:30: Not only will the remaining eight sides learn their quarter-final opponents – they’ll also know which team they could play in the semi-finals.

UEFA, staggeringly, have decided to revert back to the old format of draw to presumably save everyone the hassle of flying back to Nyom, Switzerland on another jolly.

Surprisingly efficient.

Champions League draw LIVE: Premier League quartet set to learn quarter-final opponents

Champions League draw LIVE: Premier League quartet set to learn quarter-final opponents (Image: GETTY)

Morning…

10:25: I mean… it doesn’t really get more exciting than this on a Friday morning, right?

A Champions League quarter-final draw with four, yes, four English clubs set to learn their fate.

Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United all in the last eight and they’ll know their opponents within the next hour if UEFA don’t stall with four hours worth of montages…

And with the Cheltenham Gold Cup coming up later this afternoon – I think this could be my perfect day.

Anyway, let’s get the juices flowing with some build-up. Standby…

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW MAN UTD LIVERPOOL STREAM

Champions League draw LIVE: Premier League quartet set to learn quarter-final opponents (Image: GETTY)

Ajax

Coach: Erik ten Hag

Star man: Dusan Tadic

Champions League best: Winner x 4 (1971, 1972, 1973 and 1995)

The Dutch giants are looking forward to their first Champions League quarter-final in 16 years after roaring past Real Madrid so impressively.

Barcelona

Coach: Ernesto Valverde

Star man: Lionel Messi

Champions League best: Winners x 5 (1992, 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015)

The Messi-inspired La Liga winners are dreaming of a treble, although they have not made it past the quarter-final stage since last winning the Champions League in 2015.

Champions League draw LIVE: Premier League quartet set to learn quarter-final opponents

Champions League draw LIVE: Premier League quartet set to learn quarter-final opponents (Image: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE)

Juventus

Coach: Massimiliano Allegri

Star man: Cristiano Ronaldo

Champions League best: Winners x 2 (1985 and 1996)

The perennial Serie A winners have Champions League glory in their sights after big-name summer signing Ronaldo produced a hat-trick to overturn 2019 final hosts Atletico Madrid in midweek.

Liverpool

Coach: Jurgen Klopp

Star man: Sadio Mane

Champions League best: Winner x 5 (1977, 1978, 1981, 1984 and 2005)

Battling it out with Manchester City for the Premier League crown, last season’s Champions League runners-up will be confident of kicking on after winning at German giants Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Manchester City

Coach: Pep Guardiola

Star man: Sergio Aguero

Champions League best: Semi-finals (2016)

One of two sides left in the competition not to have being crowned champions of Europe, there are plenty of reasons why Guardiola’s swashbuckling side are favourites to lift the trophy.

Champions League draw LIVE: Premier League quartet set to learn quarter-final opponents

Champions League draw LIVE: Premier League quartet set to learn quarter-final opponents (Image: GETTY)

Manchester United

Coach: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (caretaker)

Star man: Paul Pogba

Champions League best: Winners x 3 (1968, 1999 and 2008)

Jose Mourinho started United’s campaign and inspired interim choice Solskjaer will finish it, having overseen a historic comeback win at Paris St Germain in the round of 16.

Porto

Coach: Sergio Conceicao

Star man: Eder Militao

Champions League best: Winners x 2 (1987 and 2004)

A surprise name in the quarter-final draw, Porto sealed their place in the last eight for the first time in four years by shocking last season’s semi-finalists Roma.

Tottenham

Coach: Mauricio Pochettino

Star man: Harry Kane

Champions League best: Semi-finals (1962)

Despite failing to make a signing or move into their new stadium on time, Spurs have performed impressively this term and dispatched highly-rated Borussia Dortmund in the last 16.

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