Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Manchester United's Champions League quarterfinal tie could be reversed

Manchester United's Champions League quarterfinal tie could be reversed

United and City will discover the identity of their quarter-final opponents when the draw for the last eight is made in Nyon on Friday morning.

Before the second leg, some fans were anxious that remaining in the competition could be detrimental to their Premier League hopes. Title rivals Manchester City destroyed Schalke on Tuesday night leaving the Reds to complete the set last night.

This means that the chances are there will be at least one all English match during the next round of games in Europe's elite competition, as half of the teams remaining are from the Premier League.

The Champions League always pits the biggest players against each other, none more so than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and Mourinho has said he would love to see the pair meet in a Champions League final for the first time. He helped Real win four of the past five Champions Leagues and it is hard to imagine the Spanish giants winning any of them without the Portuguese star's contribution.

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"They are playing brilliantly and the results have been fantastic".

"I just think it is a massive shot in the arm for Liverpool FC because it will make them believe that they can go anywhere and win now".

So, English football is back, capped by Liverpool's victory in Munich on Wednesday night, but is the Premier League ready, once again, to dominate the Champions League?

"They would rather be in this position now where they have got something to fight for every single game than a mediocre side, they are not that".

England manager Gareth Southgate fears a Champions League scheduling "mess" could damage the Three Lions' chances of winning their first silverware in 53 years.

"So, everything is good there but they still have to win something next".

Although some pointed out that each of the teams are managed by different nationalities - with Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs, Norway's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at United, Germany's Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, and Spain's Pep Guardiola at City - and not to mention a mass of foreign players in the ranks.

With City playing in the FA Cup, this would be a nice boost for Liverpool heading into the worldwide break.

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