Champions League draw: Man. United gets Barcelona, Liverpool vs. Porto

Heather Diaz
March 17, 2019

The five-time Balon d'Or victor also drew a blank in prior quarter-final clashes with Juventus, twice against Atletico Madrid and in Barca's 2015 tie with PSG.

The winger joined Fulham on loan for the 2017/18 season and played 22 times and scored four times, winning promotion to the Premier League with the London club.

Juve have huge experience in the knockout stages of the Champions League, and the Italian champions are desperate to end their 23-year wait for their third European Cup.

'We're at home on Sunday and the way we've played under me, Chelsea was front foot and aggressive and Leicester second half was one I want the team to be like. It's rare that one goes by without one star or another picking up an injury that keeps them out of the starting XI, and with things going down to the wire that's the last thing Klopp needs.

He was brought in as first choice left back for the Reds, but poor form led him to be loaned to Fulham later that year and then sold the next season to Leicester.

Manchester United or Barcelona will face Liverpool or Porto in the semifinals. This tie looks like Liverpool all the way.

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Twelve months ago, City were blown away by Liverpool in a 3-0 first-leg defeat at Anfield before losing 2-1 in the return game at the Etihad. My standards are not thinking, 'We are Manchester City, we have to win everything. Mauricio Pochettino's team are a threat on their own, but playing in their spectacular new ground could give them an extra edge.

However, fans will have cringed when United were coughed up alongside Barcelona on Friday, in what can only be described as the worst possible draw for the Manchester side.

"So, we are confident, but we know Tottenham will create problems".

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is relaxed about the prospect of facing Tottenham three times in 12 days, and says their Champions League tie is "50/50".

"It [leaving] will cross his mind without a shadow of a doubt because he's done what he's set out to do went there".

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