Live Champions League Quarter-Final Draw: Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham And Man City Discover Their Fate
The Champions League this season has truly delivered for the English clubs with four teams making it into the quarter-finals for the first time in a decade. Manchester United booked their place in the last eight after an astonishing tie against PSG finished 3-3 on aggregate, but United had scored more away goals.
Solskjaer’s men revived themselves after a damaging 2-0 defeat in the home leg with a Romelu Lukaku brace before a dramatic last-minute penalty from Marcus Rashford sent them through. Meanwhile, Man City ran riot against Schalke after a shaky start to the first leg saw them 2-1 down. They bounced back in emphatic fashion and won the tie 10-2 after a demolition at the Etihad.
Tottenham were also comfortable winners against a Bundesliga side, easing past Dortmund with a 4-0 aggregate win, they will be aiming to make it to the semi-finals for the first time in Champions League history. Liverpool looked like they could be heading out after the first leg at Anfield finished 0-0 between them and Bayern Munich. However, a stunning away performance saw them hit three away goal and book their place in the last eight.
Those four English clubs join Ajax, Barcelona, Porto and Juventus in the quarter-finals and this is an open draw so anyone can face anyone. Cristiano Ronaldo proved once again he is the king of this competition with a hat-trick against Atletico Madrid whilst Lionel Messi will be looking to inspire Barca to Champions League success once more having watched fierce rivals Real Madrid win the last three tournaments.
Ajax pulled off the shock of the round as they hit four away goals at the Bernabeu to knock out the reigning champions. Former Southampton man, Dusan Tadic ran riot and with Sergio Ramos suspended after getting a yellow card on purpose in the first leg, Madrid lacked leaders. That leaves Barca as the sole Spanish representatives and it means Spain’s five-year dominance of this competition could be coming to an end.
Most English sides will respectfully, see Porto as the weakest side left in the competition. They needed a controversial VAR decision to get past Roma in the last round and are likely to find this round of fixtures too hot to handle, with the quality of sides left in the tournament.
You can follow this draw live down below as we wait for the English teams to be drawn out of the hat!