Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United to draw Manchester City in quarter-finals

Carrie Guzman
March 15, 2019

The Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draws will both take place at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday, March 15.

Liverpool's run to the final a year ago signalled a re-awakening and this season, with holders Real Madrid, Bayern and PSG all out, the odds are shortening on the first all-English final since United beat Chelsea on penalties in Moscow in 2008.

"I wouldn't like Juventus against Barcelona because I think it would be something really special".

Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus, Ajax, FC Porto, Tottenham and Barcelona are the sides involved.

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Barcelona also scored five goals over the two legs but following a stalemate during the first leg against Olympique Lyonnais, they needed a Lionel Messi inspired performance to comfortably breeze past Bruno Génésio's side. The following season the Reds overcame Arsenal, which included a thrilling 4-2 second-leg at Anfield, however Chelsea squeaked through in extra-time during the semi-final second-leg.

A finalist last season and now in the quarterfinals again, Liverpool is back at Europe's top table.

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But one possible explanation of this might be the fact that UEFA hold mock Champions League draws and these might be the outcome of one such mock incident. Fans will be up for a short but nervous wait to find out who plays who in the last eight this season. These are, in turn, calculated on how far a team has advanced in European competitions, with points from the Champions League having a bigger weighting difference than points collected from the Europa League.

Like Liverpool, Porto has a strong African influence in attack with Mali forward Moussa Marega its top scorer with six goals in the competition.

Tottenham's new stadium, built on the site of its former White Hart Lane ground in north London, should finally get to host a Champions League game after season-long construction delays and safety concerns.

"In accordance with paragraph 21.01 (b) of the UEFA Champions League regulations, the UEFA administration will determine which matches will be played on Tuesday, which matches on Wednesday".

Won their group but looked in trouble 2-0 down against Atletico Madrid after the first leg of the Round of 16 but a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired turn around saw them through, his hat-trick securing a 3-0 win in the second leg.

The La Liga outfit obviously won't say it publicly but it's claimed they've expressed their preference ahead of Friday's Champions League draw.

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