Champions League quarter-finals draw

Champions League draw Will Man Utd and Chelsea make it into the quarter-finals

Five-time European champions Liverpool and Premier League leaders Man City are the only English clubs still competing in this season's Champions League following the round of 16 exits of Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea.

Liverpool lost 2-1 to United at the weekend and while it could have been sweet for the Reds to have a shot at revenge, their path looks even easier with Jose Mourinho's side knocked out.

The open draw for the quarterfinals is the first stage of the competition with no seeding and no restrictions on teams from the same country playing each other.

Teams drawn first will enjoy home advantage for the first leg, whilst teams drawn second will then play the second leg at their home ground.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is another key player the Champions League holders are hoping to bring this summer in a bid to match Barcelona's quality next season.

The important thing is that on 12th March we have 81 points, that is a lot of points.

Man Utd have crashed out of the Champions League to Sevilla and Mo Salah has taken the opportunity to twist the knife.

In the meantime, we have the unusual, bureaucratic thrill of the draw to get through. Roma are a good side with some talented players, and a very familiar Edin Dzeko has been carrying them, but they're also a pretty good opponent instead of, say, Barça and Bayern.

His goalscoring exploits-in both Liverpool and Egypt colours-are a heart-warming sight, but the celebrations they lead to and the adulation he receives continue to be eye-openers.

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