Sunday, March 23, 2014

UEFA Champions League: Final 8

Eight clubs from 4 countries will feature in the UEFA Champions league quarter final from April 1 through the 9th, the quarter final draw was held in Nyon, Switzerland this past Friday.

Friday's draw produced an all-Spanish tie and a repeat of a thrilling semi-final from last season. FC Barcelona who are in contention with Real Madrid for the Spanish league title and Atletico de Madrid will meet in the UEFA competition for the first time. Current Champions Bayern Munich will face English side Manchester United . Four years ago, it was Bayern that eliminated United from the Champions last 8 on away goals. 

Chelsea FC who made their presence known with their 6-0 victory over Arsenal in Premier League Saturday's game will take on French side Paris Saint Germain. In the 2004/2005 group stage, the Blues defeated PSG 3-0 in the French capital and drew 0-0 at Stamford Bridge. Bayern Munich's close contenders, Borussia Dortmund will reunite with Real Madrid in the quarterfinals. Both sides clashed 11 months ago.

Quarter Finals
1 & 9 April
Barcelona FC (ESP) V. Atletico de Madrid (ESP)
Real Madrid CF (ESP) V. Borussia Dortmund (GER)
2 & 8 April
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) V. Chelsea FC (ENG)
Bayern Munchen (Ger) V. Manchester United (ENG)