Publicado: Sáb, Marcha 16, 2019
Deportes | Por Godofredo Marrero

Liverpool to face Porto in Champions League quarter-finals

Liverpool to face Porto in Champions League quarter-finals

Manchester United will face Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals while Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur clash in an all-Premier League tie following Friday's draw.

The most eye-catching of all those fixtures was the one between Barcelona and Manchester United while arguably, Liverpool have been handed the easiest opposition in the lot.

"If the draw gives something like Manchester City against Manchester United, or Tottenham against Liverpool, for example, it would be fantastic matches".

The final will take place in Spain at Atletico Madrid's Estadio Metropolitano on Saturday, June 1.

Liverpool were drawn to play FC Porto in the knockout rounds for the second year in succession, as Ajax's reward for eliminating the holders Real Madrid is a two-legged tie against Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus.

Solskjaer's 93rd-minute goal at Camp Nou in 1999 dramatically won the Champions League final for United in a 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich.

Spurs will be hoping to host their first European match at their new stadium in the first leg against their domestic rivals.

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However, Porto have the second leg at home and if they can avoid a heavy defeat at Anfield in the first game, they will fancy their chances of turning it around.

The draw is open, meaning each of the eight teams can be drawn against any other team.

Manchester United face a daunting tie against Barcelona, although caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will enjoy another trip to the Nou Camp, where he scored the victor in United's Champions League final win over Bayern Munich in 1999.

Fulham have lost ten of their last 11 matches and, to compound their misery, Liverpool have won their last five matches against them by a 16-3 aggregate.

"They beat Dortmund over two legs, who didn't even score a goal".

It makes good reading for Manchester City who are given a 34% of winning the whole competition, while Liverpool are chosen in second place with 25%. Instead of drawing one of five extra challenging clubs to sandwich around a home league date with Chelsea, the Reds will get arguably their best possible challenger.

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