Manchester United gets Barcelona in Champions League quarterfinals

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Manchester United gets Barcelona in Champions League quarterfinals
The UEFA Champions League trophy is exhibited ahead of the draw for the Champions League quarter-final draw, on March 15, 2019 at the House of European football in Nyon. AFP / Fabrice Coffrini

Another age of Manchester United players should get past Barcelona to win the Champions League. 

Furthermore, Lionel Messi will in any case be there. 

Joined was attracted Friday to confront Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals, facilitating the principal leg on April 10. 

Additionally Friday, Tottenham was attracted to confront Manchester City in an all-English matching, Liverpool will confront Porto, and Ajax will meet Juventus. The primary legs will be played on April 9-10, with the arrival amusements on April 16-17. 


Messi scored the last multiple times the groups met - in the Champions League finals of 2009 and 2011. The 31-year-old Barcelona forward is additionally the main scorer in this present season's opposition with eight objectives. 

Barcelona safeguard Gerard Pique likewise played in the two finals against Man United, where he went through four years right off the bat in his vocation. 

"I'm returning to my second home. @ManUtd," Pique composed on Twitter. 

Not every one of the recollections are terrible for Man United, be that as it may. 

In the 2008 elimination rounds, United beat Barcelona before winning its third title. Also, it was at Camp Nou that present supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored the late, title-winning objective in 1999, against Bayern Munich. 

Four English groups achieved the last eight without precedent for a long time, however just a single national derby was drawn. 

Tottenham will have Man City in the principal leg on April 9, which could be played at Wembley Stadium or at the north London club's destined to-be-finished new field. They likewise play in the Premier League in Manchester under three days after the second leg. 

That matching united the main two quarterfinalists who have never been European boss. The other six have won a joined 21 titles. 

Five-time champion Liverpool got a rematch against Porto, the group it beat in the last 16 last season. In those days, Liverpool won 5-0 in Portugal to begin its course to the last. 

"We realize how great we must be a year ago," said Liverpool mentor Juergen Klopp, expelling discuss his group getting the least demanding adversary. "I couldn't be further far from believing it's the best draw since it isn't." 

Liverpool, which lost in a year ago's last to Real Madrid, will have Porto in the primary leg on April 9. 

Ajax will play Juventus, first in Amsterdam on April 10, in a rematch of two past finals. Ajax won in 1973, the third of its four European titles, and Juventus won its second title in 1996. 

A year ago, Cristiano Ronaldo was purchased by Juventus, a group which has lost two finals in the previous four years, to end that 23-year pause. 

"When I was around 10, 12 years of age, Cristiano Ronaldo was at that point a standout amongst the best players on the planet," Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong said. "So it is pleasant that I will presently confront him seriously." 

In the elimination round pairings, Tottenham or Man City will play either Ajax or Juventus, and Man United or Barcelona will confront either Liverpool or Porto, keeping open the likelihood of a last among Messi and Ronaldo. 

The last is booked for June 1 at the Metropolitano Stadium, the home of Atletico Madrid.