The draw for the Champions League took place on Friday morning, and the open draw gave rise to some very intriguing ties.
With three Premier League teams exiting at the second round, English involvement has been reduced to two. Liverpool and Manchester City, who did all of the hard work in their respective first legs against Porto and Basel, made short work of their opponents and are well worth their place in the last eight.
In addition to the usual “Big Four” of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid, Roma have reached this stage for the first time in a decade, and Sevilla – Manchester United’s conquerors – have qualified for this round for the first time ever.
Liverpool and Man City’s rewards for reaching the last eight are ties against…each other, in an all-Premier League tie that pits Jurgen Klopp against Pep Guardiola once again. Arguably the tie of the round, meanwhile, sees a repeat of last season’s final with Juventus facing Real Madrid.
Barcelona will take on Roma, while Sevilla have been drawn against Bayern Munich.
Champions League Quarter Final Draw:
Barcelona v AS Roma
Sevilla v Bayern Munich
Juventus v Real Madrid
Liverpool v Manchester City.
The first leg of the above ties will take place on the week of the 3rd/4th of April, with the return legs taking place the following week.