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Champions league draw

Gilberto Espana, Staff Writer

The Champions league quarter-final draws were announced on Friday, March 15th. The UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland will be the venue for the draw. The draw will take place days after the end of the final 16 games.

The tournament is now down to eight teams as four of them are representing the premier league. The final eight teams include Ajax, Barcelona, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Porto, and Tottenham.

Quarter-Final Draws

The Quarter-final draws are Ajax vs Juventus, Liverpool vs Porto, Tottenham vs Manchester City, and Barcelona vs Manchester United. The first leg of the game will be on April 9 and 10 and the second leg will be on April 16 and 17.

 

The tournament will finally crown a new champion as Real Madrid were knocked out by Ajax. This was one of the most surprising defeats in the history of the Champions league. After trailing 2-1 in the first leg, Ajax crushed Los Blancos 4-1 in their own stadium to advance to the last eight.

Ajax wasn’t the only team to overcome a deficit in the first leg. Juventus came back to defeat Atletico Madrid after being down 2-0 in the first leg. Manchester United pulled off an upset by defeating PSG. They came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat PSG 3-1 in Paris as they advanced on away goals.

 

The Semi-finals game will be on April 30/May1 and May 7/8. The Semi-final will include Tottenham/ Manchester City vs Ajax/Juventus. It will also include FC Barcelona/ Manchester United vs Liverpool/Porto.

Ronaldo vs Messi in Madrid?

This was one of the more interesting draws in recent history. It opened the possibility for a Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo final. Two of the greatest players ever will have a chance to face each other since Ronaldo left Real Madrid last summer. The UEFA Champions league final will take place at Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid on June 1st.

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