Champions League draw
- Just eight teams remain in the race for the Champions League
- Real Madrid, who have won four of the last five renewals, are out! Meaning there will be a new champion come May
- Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool all remain in the competition meaning the English boast a strong hand
- Ajax, Juventus, Barcelona and Porto are the other representatives from across Europe
That’s all from us!
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Here, once more, is the quarter-final draw in full.
Ajax vs Juventus
Liverpool vs Porto
Tottenham vs Manchester City
Manchester United vs Barcelona
Key talking points
Four mouth-watering clashes for football fans to get their teeth into.
Premier League heavyweights Manchester City and Tottenham will clash, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer returns to the Nou Camp 20 years after scoring that famous winner in the 1999 final against Bayern Munich.
We could also potentially still see a Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi final. Oof.
Dates for the diary
The Champions League quarter-final clashes will take place on the 9/10 April with the return legs a week later on the 16/17 April.
The semi-finals will take place on April 30 and May 1.
The draw in full
Ajax vs Juventus
Liverpool vs Porto
Tottenham vs Man City
Man United vs Barcelona
Road to the final
The winner of Tottenham and City will take on either Ajax or Juventus.
Meanwhile, the victor between United and Barcelona will face Porto or Liverpool.
Here we go…
The first team out is AJAX… and the Dutch side will play JUVENTUS.
Next out of the bowl we have LIVERPOOL – and last year’s runners-up will take on PORTO.
The fifth team drawn…. TOTTENHAM. And it’s an-all Premier League tie with MAN CITY.
And that means we have MANCHESTER UNITED vs BARCELONA.
The main man arrives…
Giorgio Marchetti, AKA UEFA’s top dog and European draw legend, is on stage.
He will give a quick round-up of the last-16 ties, explain the extremely simple rules of the draw before proceeding officially begin.
Inter and QPR… hero Julio Cesar is on stage to draw the ties.
And we’re off!
The draw is on its way after a barrage of montages, lots of cutting to the audience, the introduction of our special guests and a quick reminder of the rules of the draw!
Should be no longer than 10 minutes until the first ball is drawn!
Big names in attendance
Champions League stalwarts Luis Figo and Julio Cesar are in Switzerland posing with the iconic trophy.
We’re just 10 minutes away from the action beginning.
Four with a chance!
Not since 2009 have four English teams occupied half of the Champions League quarter-final spots.
Man City remain competition favourites with the bookmakers after their drubbing of Schalke earlier this week.
Manchester United were given no chance after falling 2-0 to PSG at Old Trafford in the first leg.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer somehow managed to guide his side to last eight, the first time the Red Devils have reached this stage since David Moyes was in charge.
Liverpool and Tottenham both comfortably beat German outfits Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund respectively.
The stage is almost set…
Less than an hour to go – and as you can see below, the stage is almost set in Nyom.
The teams are being loaded into the pots as we speak and a special guest will draw them out in less than an hour’s time.
Will we see any all-English clashes?
The story so far
The Champions League knockout stages have not disappointed so far.
Both Madrid clubs crashed out in spectacular style recently, with Real losing to Ajax and Atletico throwing away a 2-0 first leg lead against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus.
Porto caused the end of Eusebio Di Francesco’s reign as Roma boss by knocking the Italian side out 4-3 on aggregate.
Man City made light-work of Schalke, while Barcelona did the same to Lyon.
Manchester United somehow overturned their first leg defeat against PSG thanks to a controversial penalty in the return fixture.
Liverpool comfortably beat Bayern Munich, while Tottenham hammered Borussia Dortmund.
It is the first time in over a decade that four Premier League clubs have occupied half the quarter-final spots.
In other Champions League related news:
- What are the best and worst case scenarios for the four English sides?
- Why Barcelona are clear favourites for ONE reason
- Liverpool have been branded ‘atrocious’ despite beating Bayern Munich in Germany
Good morning and welcome!
Welcome to Starsport’s coverage of the Champions League quarter-final draw.
Only eight teams now remain in the race for Europe’s biggest prize as the race to the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid hots up.
The draw for the quarter-final takes place in Nyom, Switzerland later this morning where teams will find out their next opponents and discover whether they will be playing at home or away first.
And Starsport is on hand to keep you up to speed with all the goings on!