The long awaited Champions League is out. The draw was held in UEFA HQ in Nyon, Switzerland.
England had made history to be the first country to produce 5 teams in the round of 16.The hope was high for the English teams that at least 4 of the 5 will make it to the quarter finals and two will take it to the semi-finals. It was a pitiful performance at the end of both legs with Tottenham being the promising team to crash out followed by Manchester United and Chelsea. It was only Liverpool and Manchester city that scaled through.
The Champions League Draws
With this draw, only one English team will be in the Semi-finals and limiting chance of the cup coming to England. Over the past 15 years, there have all premiership ties such as Arsenal vs. Chelsea (2004), Arsenal vs. Liverpool (2008), Liverpool vs. Chelsea (2009), Manchester United vs. Chelsea (2011) but never Liverpool vs. Manchester City.
The first name in each tie is at home in the first leg.Spain is represented by 3 teams – Real Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla, Germany – Bayern Munich and Italy –Roma and Juventus. The first leg will be held April 3 and 4 while the return leg will be 10 and 11 respectively.