Friday, March 18, 2011

UEFA Champions League 2011 Quarter-Final Draw

As this season approaches crunch-time, we're seeing some teams really step up their game for the Champions League. The holders Inter Milan knocked out Bayern Munich after a well-fought 3-2 victory in the return leg at the Allianz Arena. Real Madrid finally broke their seven year curse of never managing to reach the quarter-finals. And Tottenham magnificently overcame a staunch AC Milan side in their debut season of the European tournament. It has truly been a thrilling competition.

Many say that while the semi-finals and the final are extremely important, it's the quarter-finals which are often the most exciting. And so, after the UEFA draw in Nyon, we have the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals and semi-finals. The team on the left  (Real Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, and Inter Milan) will play the first leg (which takes place April 5th or 6th) at home, and the return leg away from home. 

Real Madrid - Tottenham Hotspur

Barcelona - Shakhtar Donetsk

Chelsea - Manchester United

Inter Milan - Schalke 04

The semi-final draw looks will be the winner between Real Madrid v Tottenham against the winner of Barcelona v Shakhtar Donetsk, and the winner of Chelsea v Manchester United will face the winner of Inter Milan v Schalke 04. This sets us up perfectly for a possible Barcelona v Real Madrid semi-final, which would truly be a spectacle. Share your thoughts regarding the draw below!


  1. Looks to me like a Barca v Real Madrid match for the future, those are always good for watching people bet. And Chelsea with ManU is gonna be an english classic as well. This generally looks promising!

  2. Something tells me Tottenham and Schalke could have a few surprises up their sleeves.

  3. We could see a el classico again, which would mean barca and real playing 4 times in 14 days or something like that ? Decent draw though with a couple of interesting games, notably spurs v real and chelsea v man united

  4. All of the clashes look really fantastic, and the only one I think I can call right now is Barcelona to progress past Shakhtar Donetsk. Thanks for all the comments!

  5. great quarterfinal match-ups with the chelsea-manu as the most exciting draw...setting us up for semifinal blockbusters!!

  6. This is going to be an exciting football match on May 28th. It's a clash repeat of 2009 FC Barcelona vs Manchester United. don't miss to Watch UEFA Champions League 2011 Final Live. Enjoy!



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