Miami Beach, Florida (March 14, 2013) – The world of soccer will have its spotlight fixed on Nyon as millions of spectators will watch the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals draw live at 7:00 a.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. GMT / 12:00 p.m. CET on Friday, March 15, 2013. Live Soccer TV (@LiveSoccerTV) has dedicated a page to list live streaming and TV schedule information relevant to more than 70 countries worldwide.
Tensions are boiling ahead of Friday’s UEFA Champions League quarter-finals draw as FC Barcelona suddenly find themselves as the team to fear. Gone is the bad spell during which they lost their Spanish Cup crown and suffered an upset on Milan’s turf. On Tuesday, the Blaugrana incarnated perfection with Lionel Messi, Xavi and Iniesta acting as the pilots of a 4-0 victory at home to the Rossoneri. The comeback warriors now look ever ready to face anyone in the quarter-finals.
In fact, the rules of the UEFA Champions League explain that the quarter-finals draw is wide open. Two teams from the same country can meet each other. In that case, the chances of having El Clasico in the Last 8 are realistic. Real Madrid knocked out Manchester United in the Round of 16 to maintain the dream of clinching La Decima at Wembley come May 2013.
However, the road is long and one team Los Blancos may want to avoid at all cost is Juventus. The Bianconeri have been consistent and remarkably good in every areas on the pitch since the start of the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League. Should this happen, Jose Mourinho will need to use his Italian football expertise to survive in Europe.
The third team from Spain in the quarter-finals is not Valencia but Malaga. Guided by Manuel Pellegrini, Malaga overturned a 1-0 loss away to Portuguese giants FC Porto to book a seat at the table of Europe’s eight best teams this year. Here is another side that would be happy to avoid Barcelona considering the heartbreak they suffered against the Catalans in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey earlier this season.
Of course, the UEFA Champions League is not just about Spanish teams although they dominate in the total absence of English clubs at this stage. Germany have two representatives in the form of Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Meanwhile, France, Turkey and Italy each have one team left in the competition. They are PSG, Galatasaray and, as mentioned earlier, Juventus.
Live Soccer TV (@LiveSoccerTV) reminds its cherished users in the United States to set their alarm clocks early as the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals draw kicks off live as early as at 7:00 a.m. on Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer 2Go. In the United Kingdom, the event will be presented live on British Eurosport HD.
TEN Action will offer live images of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals draw to football fans in six Asian countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Watch ELTA TV if you happen to be in Taiwan.
If you find yourself in Africa, be sure to watch the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals draw live on SuperSport 3 Africa or SuperSport 10. Other channels listed in LiveSoccerTV.com’s database for the live coverage of this European event include SuperSport 1 Digitalb (Albania), C+ Liga de Campeones / HD (Andorra, Spain), EuroSport Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden), Eurosport France (France), Eurosport Deutschland (Germany), RTE Player (Ireland) and TVM 2 (Malta).
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