Friday, 16 March 2012

0 Champions League draw: Real Madrid vs Barcelona EL-classico might be the final

Champions Barcelona to face 7 times Champions league champions AC Milan
Champions league holders, Barcelona have been drawn against AC Milan in quarter finals of Champions league. The two met at champions league group stage where they drew 2-2 first leg at Now Camp and Barcelona went to win second tie 3-2 at San Siro. Pep Guardiola’s squad won Champion league trophy 3 times in past 6 seasons and face AC Milan, 7 times Champions league champions. Barcelona had advantage of playing second leg at home in quarter final as well as in semifinal against Chelsea or Benfica.

Chelsea draws Benfica after seeing of Valencia and Napoli in tough second legs
Chelsea will met Benfica in quarter final and wish they won’t make situation difficult by their poor performance on first leg as they did against Valencia and Napoli. The Blue s drew 1-1 against Valencia and forced to fight for a place in round of 16 with 3-0 victory. The tough mountain to climb was after losing 3-1 against Napoli in first leg, they managed just to level the tie with 3-1 victory and sneak through after a goal in extra time make the score 4-1 and 5-1 aggregate. Benfica knocked out Zenit St Petersburgnd on round 16.

Bayern Munich have Marseille first obstacle for setting final in Allianz Arena
Bayern Munich will play Marseille, the French team see-off the Inter Milan with away goal rule and may be avoid rematch of 2 years ago finalists, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan. Bayern Munich having lost first leg against Manchester United Killers, Basel, they crashed Basel 7-0 in second leg with Mario Gomez Bundesliga and Bayern Munich top scorer hitting 4 goals to make his goal tally to 10

Jose Mourinho draw Apoel FC and on book Real Madrid a already at Semi final
Real Madrid is more favored to be at Semi final as they have been paired with Apoel FC. Ronaldo might use this fixture to get close to Messi in terms of champions league goals. After this stage Real Madrid or may be Apoel will met the win between Bayern Munich and Marseille. If Real Madrid and Bayern Munich win quarter final tie, they will make a date for another mouth watering fixture.

With this champions league draw, the chance to have another El Classico is there. Many football fan if not for their teams, they would like to see Real Madrid vs Barcelona once more. This will be a very tense and very emotional game for fans, players as well as managers and I would not like this to happen at Champions league final.

The quarter-finals will take place on March 27 & 28 and April 3 & 4 first and second legs respectively. Two weeks later semi-finals on April 17 & 18 and April 24 & 25 and final set to be on May 19 at Munich.

Champions League draw - Quarter-finals
APOEL Nicosia vs Real Madrid
Marseille vs Bayern Munich
Benfica vs Chelsea
AC Milan vs Barcelona
Champions League draw - Semi-finals
Marseille or Bayern Munich vs APOEL or Real Madrid
Benfica or Chelsea vs Milan or Barcelona

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