The Republic India Manchester United will face Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals, while Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur will clash in the All-Premier League tie after Friday’s draw. Liverpool was prepared to play FC Porto in the knockout round for the second year of succession, because Ajax’s reward to finish the holders is a two-legged tie against Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus.
There are more English expectations that this may be their year in Europe’s elite club competition, when four of their representatives made it through the last eight.
However, the United States of Ole Gunnar Solskar will have cut their work if they want to proceed anyway because they take Lionel Messi’s Barcelona into the headline tie.
For Solskjer, the second stage will bring back memories of the 1999 final, when Bayern came out of the bench to score a stop-time winner for United against Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona.
In a single week City and United are not allowed to walk in their home, United will entertain La Liga leaders in Old Trafford on 9 or 10 April after a week.
Last season, there were four teams in the Premier League quarter-finals, in 2008-09, Barcelona defeated Old Trafford 2-0 in the final in Rome. In 2011, the club again clashed in the final in Wembley, on this occasion Barca won 3-1.
Repeat of ’96 final
UEFA entered semi-final on Friday, which means that the winners of Barcelona V United will face either Liverpool or Porto in the last four.
In the last 16, after Bayern left the Munich after Bayern left the Munich, before losing out to the former 16 in the final 16th, after defeating them, they would be confident to beat the Portuguese champions by defeating them 5-0.
Liverpool will host two-time European Cup winners Porto in the first round before moving to Estádio do Dragago on 16 or 17 April.
Tottenham and City are guaranteed to have an English team in the semifinals after the first stage played in London together.
With the team of Pep Guardiola on top of the Premier League, 13 points ahead of Spurs in the third, will be preferred to move forward in their first semi-final since 2016. City also won its last three meetings with Mauritius Pocchetino team.
Draw means that there will be three conflicts between the sides in 10 days – they will meet in the Premier League on April 20 at the Etihad Stadium.
The winners of that tie will host either Ajax or Juventus in the first round of the semifinals.
There is a duplication of the finals of the second tie 1996, which the Italian club won against the Ajax team, which won the trophy last year.
Juventus has lost five finals since then, but is hoping Ronaldo can set fire on this season after his hat-trick against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.
That result ended the dream of reaching the final of Atletico, which will be played at their Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Saturday, June 1.