From the Land of Knives and Misses (Switzerland), the draw for the Champions League quarter-finals (and semi’s) has been held and the results are in…
Liverpool will face Arsenal at the Emirates on Wednesday, April 2 and back at Tuesday, Anfield on April 8. As much as anybody would have loved to seen the weaker sides of Schalke or Fenerbahce, we all just had to know that we’d be facing another English team. While former Ian Rush look-a-like John Aldridge had recently said he wanted United, this tie will pit the last two losers of the CL final against one another. I certainly prefer them over United (whom are now on the other side of the draw). Maybe the Arse will even be pre-occupied with a title race?
And in keeping with that sentiment, should we advance past the Gunners, we get the winner of Chelsea-Fenerbahce. Chelsea in the semi’s — shocking.
The rest of the draw:
Roma v Man United
Schalke v Barcelona
Fenerbahce v Chelsea
The semi-final draw:
Arsenal or Liverpool v Fenerbahce or Chelsea
Schalke or Barcelona v Roma or Man United
Chelsea and Barca get what most people would assume are the easier draws, so hopefully one of them will choke on it. I certainly don’t envy United as Roma are in surging form and will likely look to right the wrong of last year’s elimination.