Skip to comments.Tantalizing Matchups in Champions League Quarterfinals
Posted on 03/21/2014 2:33:13 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
The draw in Zurich on Friday for the quarterfinals of the Champions League yielded four tantalizing matchups.
Defending champion Bayern Munich, which has not lost a match this season in Germanys Bundesliga, will play struggling Manchester United. In an all-Spanish matchup, Barcelona will face Atlético Madrid. Real Madrid will have the opportunity to avenge its semifinal ouster last year when it plays Borussia Dortmund; and the high-scoring Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paris St.-Germain will take on Manager José Mourinho and Chelsea, which is currently in first place in Englands Premier League.
Bayern Munich is seeking its sixth European club title and is trying to become the first club since A.C. Milan (1989 and 1990) to win consecutive Champions League titles. Munich lost to Manchester United in the final in 1999 on two late goals.
United rallied against Olympiakos of Greece earlier this week, erasing a two-goal deficit from the first leg, to win, 3-0, at Old Trafford on Robin van Persies hat trick. But van Persie, a Dutch striker, sustained a knee injury late in the game and is expected to miss up to six weeks.
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Oh well United fans, you’ll always have 1999
I’m reporting your post as a personal attack.
One of the greatest games I have seen. SAS, Solskjear and Shearingham.
I think the only thing I’ve seen more dramatic is “Agueroooooooooooooo!”
One for the ages.
Utd. won it in about 2005, anyway, I’d rather watch the Premier League anyway, there have been major bad calls in some Champions League tournaments.
Bayern Munich over Manchester United.
Blues over PSG.
Barcelona over my favorite Spanish club Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid over Dortmund, only a few years ago, Real struggled heavily in the Champions League, I guess they’ve turned the corner with Bale and Cristiano.
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