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Tantalizing Matchups in Champions League Quarterfinals
NYT ^ | March 21, 2014 | Jack Bell

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 Germany’s 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 England’s 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 Persie’s 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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1 posted on 03/21/2014 2:33:13 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Oh well United fans, you’ll always have 1999

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-XsRJU-LGo


2 posted on 03/21/2014 2:36:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I’m reporting your post as a personal attack.


3 posted on 03/21/2014 2:51:10 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: dfwgator

One of the greatest games I have seen. SAS, Solskjear and Shearingham.


4 posted on 03/21/2014 6:34:55 PM PDT by gusty
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To: gusty

I think the only thing I’ve seen more dramatic is “Agueroooooooooooooo!”


5 posted on 03/21/2014 6:37:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

One for the ages.


6 posted on 03/21/2014 6:42:01 PM PDT by gusty
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To: dfwgator

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.


7 posted on 03/21/2014 8:22:57 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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