How do Champions League, Europa draws affect Premier League title, Top Four?

How do Champions League, Europa draws affect Premier League title, Top Four?

Four Premier League sides have made it through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, but they face no easy task with the opposition left in the competition.

Barcelona drew Manchester United meaning that current interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will head back to the Camp Nou where he famously scored the late victor to secure the treble for his club in 1999. Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur could very well turn out to be the best quarterfinal as well.

The first leg of the last-eight tie will take place at Old Trafford on April 10, before the pair meet for the return match in Spain on April 16. However, Porto have the second leg at home and if they can avoid a heavy defeat at Anfield in the first game, they will fancy their chances of turning it around.

Man Utd are amongst Europe's elite in the quarter-finals for the first time since 2013/14, when they lost out to Bayern Munich under former manager David Moyes.

UEFA said that the same rule would apply should both teams advance to the semi-finals.

Former Barcelona star Guillermo Amor has insisted that the Catalan giants can not take Manchester United lightly in their Champions League quarter-final tie.




Ajax will once again have the first leg at home and will look to try and upset Juve like they did against Real Madrid in the previous round.

The project, which aims to promote self-confidence through sport, dance and physical activity, is based in Manchester and Carrick said he is keen to give something back to the city that has been his home since joining United from Tottenham in 2006.

Five-time champion Liverpool got a rematch against Porto, the team they beat in the last 16 last season. Ajax won in 1973, the third of their four European titles, and Juventus won their second title in 1996. The boost of having the first leg being played at Spurs' new stadium could be crucial.

Ajax, who knocked out Real Madrid in the last round, will host 2015 and 2017 runners-up Juventus.

The decider will be played on Saturday 1 June at the Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid. BT Sport is also the home of the Europa League featuring Arsenal and Chelsea.

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