Man United, Barcelona marquee match of exciting quarterfinals

Manchester United will take on Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinal — a repeat of the 2009 and 2011 finals. The clash is the pick of what promises to be an exciting round of match-ups.

Ajax Amsterdam and Juventus, who produced the standout performances in the last 16, drew each other. Real Madrid grossly underestimated the young Dutch side and were dumped out at the Bernabeu last week. They clearly miss former superstar Cristiano Ronaldo who pitched up on yet another big night to down Atletico Madrid with a hat-trick.

Tottenham Hotspur are probably cursing their luck after drawing countrymen Manchester City. The Champions League is the only notch missing from Pep Guardiola’s notch at the club and they’re one of the favourites to force a spot in the final in Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid in May.

Rounding out the English teams, Liverpool will be the happiest after drawing Portuguese champions Porto.

The quarter finals will kick off on April 9.
Full draw:

  • Ajax v Juventus
  • Liverpool v Porto
  • Tottenham v Man City
  • Man United v Barcelona 
Luke Feltham
Luke Feltham

Luke Feltham runs the Mail & Guardian's sports desk. He was previously the online day editor.

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