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Man United to Face Barcelona and Man City Clash with Tottenham

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Fri, 15 Mar 2019 23:52 GMT

The draw for the Champions League quarter-finals, drawn on Friday in the Swiss city of Nyon, resulted in a strong standoff between Barcelona and Manchester United in a repeat scenario that had taken place between 2009 and 2011 which resulted in a victory The Catalan team thanks to the efforts of Argentine player Lionel Messi.

Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur were the first to face the first continental clash between the two clubs while Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus will face Ajax Amsterdam, who return to the quarter-finals for the first time after a 16-year absence.

Liverpool, the five-time winner and fourth player in the draw, beat Porto in a replay last year in the last 16, which resulted in a 5-0 victory over the England side.

The semi-final draw drew the winner of Tottenham or City to face the victor from Juventus or Ajax, while the winner from United or Barcelona would meet the winners of the match against Liverpool and Porto.

The absence of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League was the first time the two giants had failed to qualify for the 2005-2006 season.

The five-time champions, who have reached the quarter-finals for the 12th time in a row, will face their first leg away after UEFA changed the standings to avoid a clash between Manchester United and Manchester City, who host Tottenham Hotspur at home.

Tottenham and Citi will meet three times in 10 days in April when they meet in the Premier League after the return match.

Tottenham are ready to compete, "said Tottenham Hotspur defender Hugo Lauris," we have already proved our efficiency in the last season against Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund. "We need only a little luck to strengthen the spirit of the team.


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