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Manchester Uniteds already arduous season just got tougher.
The English champions were drawn Friday to face Bayern Munich in the
Champions League quarterfinals, pitting them against the defending
champions and the favourites.
"I was thrilled that we were in the draw. In a lot of ways, it didnt
matter who we drew," said Manchester United manager David Moyes, who has
led United into the quarterfinals for the first time since reaching the
2011 final. "But we have pulled out the favourites."
In the other quarterfinal pairings, Real Madrid will face Borussia
Dortmund in a rematch of last years semifinals, Spanish clubs Barcelona
and Atletico Madrid will meet for a spot in the next round, and Paris
Saint-German will take on 2012 champion Chelsea.
United and Barcelona will host the opening two matches on April 1, while
Madrid and PSG are at home for their first legs on April 2. The return
legs will be played on April 8-9.
Five-time champion Bayern will be looking to heap even more pressure on
Moyes. United is a disappointing seventh in the Premier League and
likely needs to win the Champions League to qualify for next seasons
"Perhaps they are not in the best form, but they are still a top team,"
said Bayern winger Arjen Robben, who scored a late goal to eliminate
United from the competition at the same stage four years ago. "Its a
good draw, we play away first."
Bayern, meanwhilee, is unbeaten in 50 Bundesliga games under coach Pep
Guardiola and leads second-place Dortmund by 23 points. Warren Sapp Buccaneers Jersey.
Dortmund beat Madrid in the semifinals last year before losing to Bayern
in the final at Wembley Stadium. But Madrid is unbeaten in 31 games in
all competitions, and Cristiano Ronaldo leads the Champions League with
13 goals this season.
"When you repeatedly make the last eight you have to count on meeting
one team often," Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp said. "It could be an
advantage that we first play in Madrid. Its no time to raise the white
Three Spanish clubs reached the quarterfinals and at least one is
guaranteed to play in the semifinals.
Although four-time champion Barcelona has excelled in the Champions
League, the Spanish champions have had an irregular season at home and
have yet to beat Atletico in three games -- all draws.
"Being an opponent we know can be helpful or not. There wont be any
surprises," Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes said. "They are a tough
rival. We cant allow any goals at home."
For Chelsea, coach Jose Mourinho will need to come up with a strategy to
stop Zlatan Ibrahimovic when the English leaders travel across the
channel to face French champion PSG in the first leg.
Mourinho led Chelsea against PSG in the tournaments group stage in
2004-05, when the Blues won 3-0 in Paris before a scoreless draw at