Champions League quarter-final draw

Champions League quarter-final draw

"It wasn't about the 29 years and winning the Premier League, they are probably sick of hearing it now, we all are".

They claim Barcelona "would be satisfied" if they drew Manchester United or Porto.

But one possible explanation of this might be the fact that UEFA hold mock Champions League draws and these might be the outcome of one such mock incident.

Spurs made it through to the quarter-finals with a stunning 4-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund on aggregate.

Two English sides met in last season's Champions League, of course, when Liverpool eliminated Manchester City in the quarter-final stage.

"I would like English teams to play against each other, without any kind of preference", the former Chelsea and United coach told Russian programmeRT.

Liverpool's run to the final a year ago signalled a re-awakening and this season, with holders Real Madrid, Bayern and PSG all out, the odds are shortening on the first all-English final since United beat Chelsea on penalties in Moscow in 2008. "But it has been a top league and there haven't been that many teams [in the latter stages] of this one".

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Of the seven Champions League finals prior to that Didier Drogba-inspired win, only once was no English side involved.

Pep Guardiola, the only coach left in the competition to have previously won the Champions League, was quick to point out after Man City's win against Schalke this week that Ronaldo, in particular, is a major threat to his team's ambitions.

"They deserve to be there and we know they will be tough teams".

Both Manchester clubs progressed to the last eight of the competition, but UEFA regulations do not allow two teams in the same city to play on the same day, nor on consecutive nights.

'They are doing so, so well during the competition that I think it would be fantastic for one of them.

It's going to be a free for all in the quarter-final stage, as previous stipulations stopping teams from the same Champions League group or the same country from facing each other are thrown out of the window.

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