Friday, March 20, 2009

Barcelona-Liverpool-Chelsea and Bayern in the Champions League Quarterfinals

Sports Betting blog reports: FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Chelsea are the most prominent battles of the quarterfinals of the Champions League , following the draw made on Friday in Nyon headquarters of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).

The defense of the title, Manchester United, managed to avoid the other teams in his country and the opponent will have to Portuguese champions, Porto, while Villarreal and Arsenal will face in the other match of this phase.

The coincidence of two English teams in the same junction avoids the possibility that the four members of the 'Big Four' can fill the penultimate round, while the draw for the semifinals guarantees that no two sets can be found in Spain until the end of Rome .

FC Barcelona, which surpassed andalusia of Lyon in the final round, will face one of the big favorites to take the trophy, especially after an impressive display to reach the quarters, 5-0 and 7-1 andalusia golear andalusia Sporting Lisbon.

"It will be a very difficult game, they have a win in the tournament before, so I will not be easy," predicted the Frenchman Thierry Henry of FC Barcelona. On the German side, the chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was quick to put the label of "clear favorite" to the Catalans.

As in the previous season, which coincided in rooms with Schalke 04, the Barça team will have the opportunity to leave Germany without representation in the major European club tournament.

The winner of the Barcelona-Bayern will be in the semis with the winner of the exciting clash between Chelsea and Liverpool , which are matched to points in the English football league, four of the leader Manchester United, and who staged a thrilling duel of 'giant 'European football.

The two teams from the Premier and reprinted its traditional continental tournament in the playoffs, after the three lived in the semis, where the 'Reds' win in 2005 and 2007 and Chelsea in 2008.

Taking into account their two games in the group stage of the 2005-2006 season, which ended in a draw without goals, is the fifth consecutive year that the two sides are in Europe, which seems way to becoming a authentic 'classic'.

The other side of the table in the tournament presents a clear picture, with Manchester United as the clear favorite to contest the grand final in Rome, after being paired with Porto and having to compete in a hypothetical face the winner of the semi-Villarreal Arsenal.

For the 'Red Devils' will also be the opportunity to avenge their elimination in the round of 2003-2004, when Porto, led by José Mourinho on the bench and Deco in the field, finished champions.

For his part, Villarreal return to the Arsenal match, before which will have the opportunity to take revenge for his removal before the 'Gunners' in the 2006 semifinals, where the Spaniards rozaron go to the end where one would have with their compatriots from FC Barcelona.

For its part, the draw for the UEFA Cup clashes stellar department as the Hamburg-Manchester City and Werder Bremen, Udinese. The box is a dual French-Ukrainian duel, as the Paris Saint Germain will be with Dinamo Kiev, while Marseille will face Nantes.

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