#UCLdraw: Barcelona To Battle Man United, Ajax Get Juventus


Five-time winners, Barcelona, have been paired against English giants, Manchester United, in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League draw on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland.

The La Liga champions got to this stage after eliminating French side, Olympic Lyon, 5-1 on aggregate. Meanwhile, their opponent in the next stage, United, secured an improbable win over Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their last -16 tie, having lost the first leg 2-0 at Old Trafford.

Giant killers, Ajax, who humbled holders, Real Madrid, out of the competition will face high-flying Juventus in the quarter-finals. The Dutch side qualified for the last eight of the competition for the first time in 22 years, after seeing off Real 4-3 on aggregate.

Last year finalist, Liverpool, who dumped out another five-time winners, Bayern Munich, will face Portuguese club, FC Porto. The Premier League title contenders shocked the German champions with a comfortable 3-1 victory at the Allianz Arena last Wednesday. Porto fought off serious contention from Italia’s AS Roma in extra-time of their second leg tie of the last- 16 in Portugal to.

Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur will face off in an all-English quarter finals. City made an emphatic statement on their intention in Europe this season, after thumping German club, Schalke 04, 10-2 on aggregate. Tottenham registered a 4-0 victory over Bundesliga leaders, Borussia Dortmund, over the two legs in the last round.   

The first leg fixtures will be played on April 9 and 10, while the return legs will take place a week later.

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