Champions League quarter-final draw
The 2018/19 Champions League quarter-final draw took place on Friday, March 15th.
After Man City smashed Schalke and Liverpool beat Bayern earlier this week, it was the first time since 2009 that England had four teams in the UCL quarter-final draw.
Also, after Arsenal and Chelsea made it through the Europe League round of 16 on Thursday, it was the first time since 1971 that England have had six teams in European quarter-finals.
Six English clubs in the quarter-finals of European competition for the first time since 1970/71 season pic.twitter.com/KtEhI9EQjF
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) March 14, 2019
The full quarter-final draw can be seen below.
The quarter-final draw
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) March 15, 2019
Liverpool vs Porto & Man United vs Barcelona
After the draw, Manchester United and Liverpool fans have had very mixed reactions.
Liverpool, last year’s finalists, will play FC Porto in their quarter-final.
While there is no such thing as an easy game in the UCL last eight, Porto is probably the best team Jurgen Klopp’s side could have drawn.
Manchester United, however, have arguably the hardest draw as they must take on Spanish giants and current favourites, FC Barcelona.
Liverpool are, however, likely to have a very tough semi-final because should they beat Porto and Barca beat United, they will face Lionel Messi’s side in the next round.
22 – Lionel Messi has scored 22 Champions League goals against English clubs; more than any other player in the competition. Devilish. pic.twitter.com/DnfOQ5fga9
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 15, 2019
Here is how some Man United and Liverpool fans reacted to the draw.
Arsenal away, Chelsea away, Wolves away, PSG away and now Barca. Who’s in charge of our Cup draws this season?? #MUFC
— farlieonfootie (@farlieonfootie) March 15, 2019
— Big Attitude (@Willy_Attitude) March 15, 2019
Man united vs Barcelona… Barca to the next round #UCLdraw
— Mr Raphael (@OMONU244) March 15, 2019
Barcelona. Damn you UEFA
— Ander Herrera (@gabbyoriel) March 15, 2019
Liverpool draw Porto in quarter finals – with winner of Barcelona v Man U if we go on…mouth-watering! Champione Liverpool!
— matthew ellis (@cdmee) March 15, 2019
Liverpool handed a walk in the park. RIP Porto #UCLdraw
— DANI SETIAWAN (@ds205063) March 15, 2019
Porto fans right now! pic.twitter.com/XVgo2AWglS
— I’m-a Human (@HamdyAbuElmagd) March 15, 2019