Champions League Draw


#1

The Champions League QFs draw is out.

Which English team do we think is going to go all the way? Liverpool certainly look the part. Manchester City as well.


#2

For me:

Match 1:

Juventus vs ajax

This game could be a game of ajax’s spirit vs Juventus star power. The game could be a tough one for Juventus looking at the high flying spirit of ajax. However, if we look at the star power that Juventus possess, the difficulty might now rise above a certain level. How to control CR7 could be the key for ajax.

Prediction: Juventus to go through

Match 2:

Liverpool vs Porto:

A easy fixture for Liverpool and could prove a cakewalk for them. Porto defeated roma through a controversial VAR penalty. However, Liverpool firepower in the front could be a very difficult prospect for Porto to face. This could be an end to Porto journey.

Prediction : Liverpool to go through

Match 3:

Tottenham vs Manchester City

An all English affair. This could be battle of two strategic minds in pochetinno vs guordiola. Last season saw a similar fixture in quarter finals where City faced Liverpool. Liverpool defeated Manchester City convincgly and caused an upset. A similar result this season could make a dent in guordiola reputation.
The Round of 16 results in this season have brought Manchester City to a situation where it could be there best chance to win the UCL for them.
However one should never pochetinno out. His team has been out of form in the past few weeks but Tottenham has shown that they can play best when in adversity.

Prediction : Manchester City to advance

Match 4:

Barcelona vs Manchester United

This has to be the crowd favourite game of this round. Manchester United did a huge upset when they defeated psg with their academy boys. High on confidence under ogs, this could be one of those game which might define what Manchester United will do in the future years.
Barcelona is a team which definitely is winning but has not shown the same kind of fluency which they showed against united in 2009 UCL final.
Containing Messi would he the key, whereas midfield battle may decide this game. This could be one of the most tightly and passionately fought game in recent UCL history.

Prediction : Barcelona to go through. (but just by a whisker)


#3

I am a Chelsea fan… but i can see United seeing off Barcelona like they have against Juventus and PSG. Barca has not been able to win in the last three UCL quarter final, the most humiliating defeat was against Roma.