The draw for the quarter finals and semi finals of the 2010/2011 UEFA champions league was held at UEFA headquarters at Nyon, Switzerland today. The draw was made by former England international Gary Lineker. The draw was to determine the pairings for the quarter finals and semi finals of Europe’s premier cup competition.
UEFA Champions League draw results
Only eight teams are left in the competition. They are Real Madrid fc, Barcelona fc, Chelsea fc, Manchester United fc, Tottenham Hotspur fc, Shalke fc, Inter Milan and shakhtar donetsk.
For the quarter finals, here are the pairings below.
Real Madrid vs Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea vs Manchester United
Barcelona vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Inter Milan vs Shalke
The champions league draw was also to determine the semi final pairings. The results of the draw is below.
Inter Milan/Shalke vs Chelsea/Manchester United
Barcelona/Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid/Tottenham Hotspur.
The most outstanding match of the quarterfinal round will definitely be the match between Chelsea and Manchester United. This now means the two sides are guaranteed to meet each other at least three more times this season. This is bound to be a close match but I’ll put Manchester United as slight favorites to go through.
For Tottenham fans, getting into the Champions League quarter finals in their first season in the competition is reward enough. Now they must face the mighty Real Madrid. I’m not going to say Spurs can’t beat Real Madrid but Madrid will be heavy favorites to go through here with all their experience and a coach who knows how to get there.
Barcelona had what will appear on paper an easy draw against Shakhtar Donetsk and should not have any problems getting past them into the semi finals.
International also will have what appears on paper to be an easy draw and also should be able to book their passage into the semis with a win over Shalke.
The semi final draws promises a very enticing match up if results should go as they are expected to. There could be an “el classico” semi final clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid. The other semi final match could see either Chelsea or Manchester United face Inter Milan or Shalke. The Champions League draw was attended by officials of each club.