City to face Spurs in all-English tie, United draw Barca

Manchester City will face Tottenham Hotspur in an all-English tie in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after the draw at UEFA’s Swiss headquarters in Nyon on Friday.

The draw contained four English clubs for the first time since 2009 when Manchester United went on to reach the final in Rome.

Manchester City, who thrashed Schalke 10-2 on aggregate in the round of 16, will face fellow Premier League club Tottenham in the quarter-finals. 

Spurs will be hoping to host their first European match at their new stadium in the first leg against their domestic rivals. 

Barcelona drew Manchester United meaning that current interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will head back to the Camp Nou where he famously scored the late winner to secure the treble for his club in 1999. 


Solskjaer’s side showed their strength and desire as they dug deep to produce a miraculous comeback at the Parc des Princes to beat Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the last 16.

Although Barcelona were drawn to play the first match of the tie at home, the match will take place at Old Trafford because of Manchester City’s draw.

UEFA said before the ceremony: “Manchester City and Manchester United will not be able to play at home on the same night, nor on consecutive nights, following a decision made by the relevant local authorities.

“Therefore, should both clubs be drawn at home in the same week, the team having finished lower in the domestic league the previous season – in this case Manchester United – will be reversed in accordance with the UEFA Club Competitions Committee principles.”

Liverpool were arguably handed the most favourable draw of the round, facing 2004 winners Porto. Jurgen Klopp‘s side comfortably beat the Portuguese club 5-0 on aggregate in last year’s round of 16 during their thrilling run to the final in Kiev where they ultimately lost to Real Madrid.

Ajax, who knocked out Real Madrid in the last round, will host 2015 and 2017 runners-up Juventus

Juve produced the comeback of the round after turning around a 2-0 loss against Europa League holders Atletico Madrid to win 3-2 on aggregate. Cristiano Ronaldo hit a hat-trick at the Allianz Stadium and will be on the hunt to win his fifth Champions League trophy in the last six years.


  • Ajax v Juventus
  • Liverpool v Porto
  • Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City
  • Manchester United v Barcelona (tie reversed due to home clash with Manchester City)


  • Tottenham Hotspur or Manchester City v Ajax or Juventus
  • Manchester United or Barcelona v Liverpool or Porto

The first leg matches of the quarter-finals will take place on April 9 and 10, with the second leg ties set for April 16 and 17.

Source: Eurosport

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