Champions League Draw – Quarter Finals

FC BARCELONA VS STUTTGART
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If Arsenal want to win the Champions League they will have to do it the hard way as they have been drawn against the favourites Barcelona and if they do get past them they would most likely face Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan. Whereas Manchester United have a much easier route to the final, with the quarter-final against Bayern Munich much harder than their possible semi-final opponents.

Arsenal’s game is a repeat of the 2006 final and I think the outcome will be the same with Barcelona winning. Barcelona are clear favourites for the tournament and in Lionel Messi they have the best player in the world at the moment. I hope Barcelona do win the tournament as they play the best football but history is against them as no team has retained the Champions league in its current format.

If Manchester United do get past Bayern they should make it to the final as there semi-final opponents seem light weight. Manchester United will start out as favourites against Bayern and should beat them but I think it will be a close game. I hope united do lose but they will probably get lucky and make it through.

Overall I think Lyon and Inter Milan have got an easier draw and should both make it to the semi final. Whereas both Bayern Munich and Arsenal will start as underdogs and I hope they both make it but realistically I think they will both lose their semi-finals.

Quarter Final Draw

Lyon                      V         Bordeaux

Bayern Munich    V         Manchester United

Arsenal                V         Barcelona

Inter Milan           V         CSKA Moscow

Semi Final Draw

Inter Milan/CSKA Moscow                        V         Arsenal/Barcelona

Bayern Munich/Manchester United        V         Lyon/Bordeaux

Who do you think will win?

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  • Manchester are by distance the best team in the premiership, Messi clearly is the best player in the world at the moment, perhaps the best of all time. Surely in terms of team performance, United have the upper hand and will win the champions league along with the premiership!!

    COME ON UNITED!!