Uefa Champions League quarterfinals draw took place in Nyon, Uefa headquarters on Friday at 12:00 CET. Andriy Shevchenko, Uefa Champions League final in Kyiv brand ambassador pulled out the draws for the team and former AC Milan man made it difficult for both of the Italian teams (Juventus and AS Roma) to move forward in the tournament.
The first ball he pulls out for Barcelona and AS Roma must be feeling unlucky to be drawn against the Catalans. It has nothing to do with Shevchenko’s biased ball pick-up, but luckily he has been able to pull out tough draws for the Italian teams in absence of his beloved club AC Milan in the tournament. AS Roma legend Fransesco Totti comes up with quick reaction, “Once you reach the quarter-finals you know every opponent is going to be tough. We will face Barcelona with a level head, as we have done every tie so far. They are one of the best sides in Europe but even so we are convinced we can do well.”
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) March 16, 2018
The second tie he fixed for Sevilla against Bayern Munich. It’s tough for Sevilla as well because they’ll up against one of the tournament favorites. Bayern Munich was last time semifinalists and they are five time champion, it’s tough on Sevilla to be tied up against the Bavarians. Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery tweeted, “We are going to Spain. It will be my first game against Sevilla, we’ll be ready.”
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) March 16, 2018
Juventus are tied up against Real Madrid. Last time finalists have got a chance to make things even between themselves before the final. Real Madrid wouldn’t have thought of facing such a defensive team before final, but they’ll have to go through Old Lady’s test if they want to win hat-trick of Uefa Champions League trophy in a trot.
Premier League giants Manchester City and Liverpool are tied up against each-other. It means we will see at least one of the Premier League teams in semifinal as well. Liverpool always have an edge on Manchester City due to their experience in the tournament, but you can’t rule out Pep Guardiola’s side who are also Premier League leaders.
1 – The tie between Liverpool and Manchester City will be the first meeting between English sides in the Champions League quarter-finals since 2010/11 (Chelsea v Manchester United). Platform. pic.twitter.com/VT7D3wfoDU
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 16, 2018