Friday, March 21, 2014

Champions League Draw: Manchester United To Face Bayern


Manchester United have been chosen to face champions Bayern Munich in the quarter finals of the European Champions League.
Moyes will be trying to outsmart Guardiola in his first ever Champions League quarterfinal after beating Olympiacos 3-0 to come back from a 0-2 first leg loss.
Bayern had beaten Arsenal 3-1 on aggregate to advance to this stage.
Matthias Sammer, Bayern sporting director has told his wards to be carefull of Man utd, and that they will have to play very well to advance despite United’s disappointing form.
He said: “In the last 16 return leg, they showed they are capable of great things. On good days, they are extremely dangerous,” he said on the club’s official Twitter account. “We must not allow them to have two good days. I think the draw is doable, but also dangerous.”
Other draws pitched favorites Real Madrid to take on Dortmund, we will see a repeat of last year's semi final which Dortmund won.
Dortmund CEO Aki Watzke feels that they where unfortunate to get Real.
He said: “There was no easy draw, but it’s not that nice that we have to play them for the third time in 18 months,” he said. “We are rank outsiders. It’s the same [Madrid] team, really. They’ve swapped [Gareth] Bale for [Mesut] Ozil but Real, alongside Bayern Munich, are the best team in Europe right now. It’s very difficult task indeed.”
Meanwhile it will be an all spanish affair as Barcelona will square off against Atletico Madrid.
Barca sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta said: “We are not discovering Atletico just now. We are used to playing against them and that could have weight. These are the most powerful quarter-finals in history. There was nobody in the draw who you think you want to get. They are all great ties. Anyone who likes football will enjoy themselves. This is the draw and we must accept it.”
The blues Chelsea will face French Champions Paris Saint-Germain for the first time since 2004-05 competition, when Jose Mourinho led them to a 3-0 win in Paris before being held to a 0-0 draw in the return game at Stamford Bridge.

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