Manchester United are looking forward to the clash with FC Barcelona


A new generation of Manchester United players will have to get through Barcelona to win the Champions League.

Liverpool will believe they have one foot in the next round after being paired with FC Porto, but with the draw also mapping out the route to the final with potential semifinals too, how will the quarterfinals play out? Jürgen Klopp will be confident after the Champions League victory over Bayern Munich.

Sergio Conceicao's team overcame Roma in the last round, and they have the experience of goalkeeper Iker Casillas, Pepe and Hector Herrera in their squad, but it is hard to suggest that Liverpool are anything other than overwhelming favourites to book a semifinal meeting against either Manchester United or Barcelona.

English hopes are high that this could be their year in Europe's elite club competition after all four of their representatives made it through to the last eight.

Should United follow up their dramatic Round of 16 win over Paris St-Germain by beating the Spanish champions, Liverpool could lie in wait in the semi-finals. It's a pleasure to be in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

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Home teams dominated again in Week 30, winning seven of the 10 matches.

Barca have a fantastic record against United in European competition, winning their last two encounters, both finals, quite comfortably.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United will have their work cut out if they are to go any further as they take on the Barcelona of Lionel Messi in the headline tie.

Tottenham will host Man City in the first leg on April 9, which could be played at Wembley Stadium or at the north London club's soon-to-be-completed new arena.

Having done away with German giants Bayern Munich, Liverpool were arguably handed the easiest assignment as they were drawn alongside Porto while Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus will take on Real Madrid conquerer's, Ajax. There are six teams in the Premier League and we can not say they are bad because all of them are in quarter-finals [Arsenal and Chelsea are in the last eight of the Europa League].