Champions League quarter final draw pits Chelsea against Man Utd and Real Madrid take on Spurs

“Hmm… which one’s the warm one?… ah, here it is”


The balls have been drawn, and the football gods (or Joe Blatter, if you like a consipracy theory) have spoken.

Champions League Quarter-Final draw:

An all English quarter-final! - Chelsea vs Manchester United

Battle of the media-darling managers! – Real Madrid vs Tottenham Hotspur

Genuine upset potential! – Barcelona vs Shaktar

The other one! - Inter vs Schalke

Semi-Final draw:

- Real Madrid/Tottenham Hotspur v Barcelona/Shakhtar Donetsk

- Internazionale/Schalke v Chelsea/Manchester United

Whaddya reckon, readers?

12 responses so far
  • Messak // March 18, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Manchester United to win

    Barcelona get an easy draw, yet again

  • Messak // March 18, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    man utd suck

  • Messak // March 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm


  • Steve // March 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Man utd win my son wrong

  • xJase // March 18, 2011 at 4:03 pm


  • Brian // March 18, 2011 at 8:04 pm


    yes, just like man united’s easy path last year. remember how relieved people were to play bayern and then to face either lyon or bordeux? people have such short memories.

  • R2Dad // March 18, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Shakhtar have been playing well. Arsenal was never going to surprise Barca but I’m picking Shakhtar vs Chelsea as the most interesting final.

  • comoasconcebo // March 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Mourinho will be able to stop Barca?

  • elcynico // March 18, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    It’ll be Real v Chelsea in the final. Simples!

  • R2Dad // March 18, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Real would have to defeat Barca (which they have not figured out how to do lately e.g. 0-5) or potential Barca killer Shakhtar. Tall order just to get to the final for Real.

  • Abe // March 19, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Funny how people just MAKE UP bs about Barca supposedly getting easy draws. They’ve gotten some good ones and some bad ones. It all adds up in the end. Apparently getting Arsenal is the “usual” gift, while getting FC Copenhagen or Marseille (which English-based readers would rank miles behind Arsenal)?

    As for the rest, Real will likely beat Spurs, they’ve lost the magic after the Milan matches. United may beat Chelsea ’cause Chelsea are old bags. Barca will do the job against Shakhtar and Inter can’t complain about the draw if they lose out against Shakhtar.

  • Andrew // March 24, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Messak, I totally agree with you

    arsenal and then shakhtar, I thought this was supposed to be europe’s premier competition

    and brian, bayern are surely a harder draw than arsenal and lyon a harder one than shakhtar?

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