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Real Madrid vs Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea vs Manchester United, Barcelona vs Shakhtar Donetsk, and Inter Milan vs Schalke. These are the Champions League’s Quarterfinal fixtures next to the draw.
Each fixture definitely has its unique type of intensity, and none of the sides present in the imminent stage can be underestimated. Understanding that only two stages will be left after the Last 8, all remaining participants will be preparing surprises and fighting with all they have left—all in an attempt to reach the same goal: going as far as possible in the tournament and ending up gloriously.
Now that the Quarterfinal’s fixtures have been revealed, fans might already be forming wishes upon the identity of their beloved team’s opponent in the semi-finals. However, it is apparently better to concentrate on the task lying just ahead, rather than trying to visualize what should belong to the farther dashes of the future. Below, we look at the consequences of the Champions League draw that just ended, as we briefly analyze each clash.
Live Soccer TV presents a brief look into how the Champions League has shaped up this season ahead of the draw for the quarter finals in Nyon.
We are now entering one the most exciting periods of this season's UEFA Champions League. Eight of the best teams have progressed to this stage. Remember, 32 teams were given a shot at it but only 8 have made this far.
A win in this round will edge them closer to cementing their status as the best in Europe. A win in this round will ensure them a place in the history books of the UEFA Champions League.
It's time for the UEFA Champions League Quarter finals! The draw for this round will be taking place tonight and Live Soccer TV provides a brief look into how this season's Champions League campaign has been shaping up prior to this.
After guiding Real Madrid into the quarter finals for the first time in seven years, Jose Mourinho is already setting his sights on the next round- although he hopes to not be drawn against Chelsea or Inter Milan.
The draw will take place tomorrow and bearing in mind that there will be no seeding in this draw, there is a huge possibility for Real Madrid to be drawn against Jose Mourinho's former employers, Chelsea or even Inter Milan- with whom he won the Champions League last season.
However, the 'Special One' is apparently praying to not be drawn against any of those two because of all the special memories he had with them.
"I prefer to avoid Inter and Chelsea because, emotionally, it's difficult to play against ex-teams,'' Mourinho said.
Wesley Sneijder believes that last night's loss to Bayern Munich was unfair and that Inter Milan deserved to win the game.
In a repeat of last season's Champions League final, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan had their equal share of chances but the Germans stayed positive throughout the match and were rewarded in the last minute when Mario Gomez took advantage of Julio Cesar’s mistake and slotted the ball into the net.
The away goal for the Germans now put Inter in a precarious position and they will have a mountain to climb in Munich when they head there for the second leg in three weeks time. However, Sneijder believes that Inter deserved victory last night and that they have the ability to turn things around in Germany.
Bayen Munich playmaker Bastian Schweinsteiger revealed that the German champions will be itching to avenge for their Champions League final loss last season when they take on Champions League holders Inter Milan tonight
Inter Milan will host Bayern Munich in a repeat of last season's Champions League in which the Italian side triumphed 2-0 under the guidance of Jose Mourinho. Nonetheless, it was a good season for both clubs who won their domestic leagues respectively.
However, this season has been a completely different one as both teams have struggled to make any major impacts in their domestic league title bids. However, this tie offers them a chance to boost their chances of winning a silverware and Bayern midfielder Schweinsteiger believes that they can knock the Italian side out of the competition.
There is no need for arguments; Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Barcelona yesterday in the Champions League was just unfair as a wrongly disallowed goal from Lionel Messi turned the match in Arsenal’s favour.
Arsenal 2-1 Barcelona highlights: Lionel Messi was ONSIDE
In world football, one of the offside rule conditions is: When a player is ahead of the opposing defence but behind the ball at the time his colleague gives him possession, then the player receiving the ball is onside.
At the 37th minute of the crucial Champions League match yesterday, Barcelona were stolen a vital opportunity to go 2-0 up at the Emirates against Arsenal. The referee wrongly ruled out a clean goal by the Argentine Lionel Messi.
Opportunely, there is a convincing video evidence from 101 Great Goals, which shows the full combination of moves between Messi and Villa, leading to the cancelled goal. Watch the short, but credible highlight below:
Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder has stated that he and his teammates feel better after the sacking of Benitez.
Benitez was shown the exit door in December after a poor first half of the season which saw Inter struggle to sustain a challenge for the Scudetto.
Inter were lying at 7th place in the table, 13 points behind AC Milan in the league standings and as things looked set to get worse, Inter god rid of Benitez. They replaced the Spaniard with Leonardo who coached AC Milan last season.
Leonardo instantly revitalized things and now Inter are in a more respectable position in the league table; five points behind AC Milan with a game in hand.
AC Milan defender Thiago Silva believes that his team have all the necessary ingredients to keep Inter Milan at bay for the rest of the season.
Inter Milan won a dramatic match against AS Roma which ended 5-3 after AC Milan struggled to a draw against Genoa last Sunday. The victory for Inter pushed them up to within 5 points of league leaders, AC Milan.
Inter’s president Massimo Moratti claimed that his side was 'inspired' after seeing Milan held to a draw by Genoa. However, Silva insists that AC Milan have got nothing to fear against Inter.
"We are not scared of Inter. They are a good team, but we don't fear anyone," Silva told the press as he flew out to Paris for Brazil's friendly against France.
Marco Materazzi believes that Juventus should hand over the 2002 title to Inter in addition to the titles they were already stripped off due to some controvesy.
Juventus were stripped of the Scudetto they won during the 2004-2005 season and the 2005-2006 season after some match-fixing allegations. In addition to that, Juventus were also demoted to the Serie B.
According to reports, Juventus are now preparing to take legal action so that their titles can be restored to them. But Inter defender Materazzi feels otherwise.
"Juve want their Scudetti back? Well they shouldn’t ask us, as I would take back the one we lost on May 5 2002," Materazzi told the television show Chiambretti Night.
A recent transfer report stated that Inter Milan were ready to bid £40million this summer for Tottenham’s Gareth Bale; but the rumour has openly been rubbished by both clubs.
Until now, the record for the highest offer for a British player lies at £29million. This was the fee paid by Manchester United back in 2002 when they purchased defender Rio Ferdinand—now a regular starter for the Red Devils. This consequently means that—should rumours had been true—then Inter Milan would have been on their way to breaking that record with an additional £11million.
The £40million amount itself for a transfer has only been beaten on a few occasions, by Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. Regardless, Internazionale CEO Ernesto Paolillo has categorically denied the report linking the Nerazzurri with Bale; and although he did not say much on the issue, his point was directly made.
Inter Milan are said to be interested in Sampdoria’s Giampaolo Pazzini. Reports say that the Nerazzurri could complete the striker’s transfer before the end of January.
Pazzini has played a remarkable role in his club’s current season so far, and his services could be of great need to Inter’s front. Along with Samuel Eto’o and Milito, the Italian forward would truly add fire to what is already a dangerous line of attack for the defending Serie A champions.
While Sampdoria president Riccardo Garrone has expressed doubts upon his player’s departure this month, Inter owner Massimo Moratti has shown notable interest in Pazzini. Speaking to Sport Mediaset, Garrone said: "There are still 4 to 5 days left until the end of the market, we'll see. For now, I don't want to say any more.”
Fernando Torres has ostensibly seduced giants Inter Milan, Juventus and Bayern Munich. The Liverpool striker is wanted by these 3 clubs who have all expressed desire to sign him in the transfer window.
Inter could have had the say in their race for Torres; but unfortunately, the Nerazzurri’s manager Leonardo is currently being faced with restrictions in his transfer plans, due to limited funds. Bayern Munich are also strong contenders, seeing their high image—but somehow, it is Juventus who seem to be the forward’s biggest temptation.
Torres should normally not leave Liverpool’s Anfield for another club in the near future, since his services are still very much needed in the restoration of the Reds. Juventus, nonetheless, have made an interesting offer which could see Torres moving to Italy very soon.
The UEFA Champions League draw has seen the Inter Milan vs Bayern Munich, Arsenal vs Barcelona and Olympique Lyon vs Real Madrid matches repeat themselves for the 2nd time in a row.
Last season, Inter Milan, Barcelona and Olympique Lyon were on the winning side of these fixtures. Internazionale defeated Bayern Munich in the final of the tournament to lift the UEFA Champions League trophy at the Bernabeu, Arsenal suffered a “Messi-lona” attack at the Camp Nou in the quarter-finals and Real Madrid suffered their 6th Round of 16 exit in a row as Olympique Lyon spoiled their party in the Spanish capital.
This season, these 3 fixtures will take place at the same stage. The most interesting side of these draws is that 3 of these 6 big teams will have to endure the agonizing fate of crashing out from the UEFA Champions League that early.
The Champions League draw’s coverage continues on Live Soccer TV and we now give you a full view of the possible meetings that could take place following Friday’s ceremony. Check out our quick analysis…
All 16 teams involved are praying not to be given a tough draw. Evidently, however, they’ll all get paired against each other and there’s a big chance for 2 great clubs to clash against each other as such an early stage in the Champions League. Let’s look at what kind of Last 16 encounters could come up involving Europe’s top teams. Live Soccer TV takes you through probabilities.
Champions League Draw: Which Opponents Could Barcelona, Real Madrid, And Co. Face?
We start by looking at the Big 8, composed of Internazionale, Manchester United, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Real Madrid, AC Milan, and Arsenal. Some teams among this group of European elites had a rather tough time during the group stages of the Champions. Consequently, these ones haven’t won the right to be seeded ahead of Friday’s Champions League draw. Still, they are big clubs and they deserve much attention from the anxious public and inquisitive media.
The Champions League draw takes place on Friday and Live Soccer TV analyzes a few things ahead of it. We briefly look at the rules and the teams that have qualifed.
Champions League Draw: What Are The Rules?
Rule 1: Seeded teams are to meet unseeded teams. In other words, two teams that qualified into the Last 16 of the Champions League as winners of their respective group cannot be drawn against each other.
Rule 2: It is impossible for two clubs who were in the same group to meet again in the Last 16. This means that Real Madrid and AC Milan – who were both in Group G – cannot clash affront each other once again. In the same way for example, Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan – who were both in Group A – or again Manchester United and Valencia – who were both in Group C – cannot be drawn together.
The Champions League draw rules explain that Inter Milan could be paired against a top European side for the Last 16 of the tournament. We analyze some facts…
As an unseeded team, the Italian champions could meet either Schalke 04, Manchester United, FC Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid or Shakhtar Donetsk. Inter Milan won’t clash Tottenham Hotspur for sure, as both teams were drawn together in the group stages of the Champions League.
A draw against Barcelona will be extremely crunch with the Catalans having fresh memories of last season’s semi-final defeat to Internazionale. The big questions will be:
How can the struggling Rafael Benitez lead his men to battle against Pep Guardiola’s invincible troop? Who will crash out early between the Champions League holders and Europe’s strongest team at the moment, Barcelona?
Are the days of Inter Milan's Rafael Benitez already over at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium? Reports from Italy suggest that the Spaniard will soon be ordered to quit his current job.
Ex-AC Milan boss Leonardo could see himself resuming his coaching career at the other side of the San Siro where the atmosphere is filled the blue and black color. It has been reported that Inter Milan’s club president Massimo Moratti is actively looking to part company with Rafael Benitez following last night’s terrible 3-0 loss to Werder Bremen in the Champions League.
According to FCinter1908.it, Leonardo will go into talks with Massimo Moratti to subsequently become Inter Milan’s next manager anytime soon. Meanwhile, Leonardo’s former club – AC Milan – will be in action tonight. The Rossoneri don’t have much to play for really as there’s no way they can go beyond or behind their 2nd position in Group G.
Werder Bremen will have nothing to play for on Tuesday night when they’ll host Champions League titleholders Inter Milan. The Germans are eliminated from Europe, but they still want to win at all cost.
Bremen’s Champions League adventure has been miserable this season. They languish at the bottom of Group A with only 2 points and a (-9) goal difference. Tonight’s match against Inter Milan will mark their last European game of the season and coach Thomas Schaaf, who is disgusted about Werder Bremen’s Champions League fate, revealed his ambitions while talking to reporters.
“The match [on Tuesday] is very important for us although we are out of the competition. Werder Bremen vs Inter Milan is a big game.
“We are very happy to play against the Champions League’s titleholders. For us, it represents a big challenge. Our aim isn’t only to compete against Inter Milan, but to win the match.
Rafael Benitez has rested Inter Milan stars Julio Cesar, Lucio and Milito for tonight’s Champions League match against Werder Bremen. It’s time for a few other players to enjoy European football...
“I don’t know which players will start yet. All I know is that those who will play will do so with the ambition of winning,” Coach Benitez told the media as he talked about his debatable man-squad to face Werder Bremen.
“This game is important for us. It’s 10 out of 10 and that’s what every player who will enter the pitch will think.”
The fact that Rafael Benitez has rested these 3 key players doesn’t mean that the Inter Milan coach takes tonight’s match against Werder Bremen for granted. The Spaniard is under pressure to live up to expectations since Internazionale keep struggling following the departure of the charismatic Jose Mourinho.
Champions League football is here again this week and some teams still haven’t decided their fate even after 5 match-days.
But who are those out there who know pretty well about their next step in the tournament? We look at what Day 6 means for the 32 teams involved in this season’s Champions League group stages…
Champions League: Teams Safe For Last 16 Football Ahead Of Match-day 6
Tottenham and Inter Milan, Schalke 04 and Olympique Lyonnais, Manchester United and Valencia, Chelsea and Marseille, Real Madrid and AC Milan, Barcelona and Bayern Munich have all booked their seats for the next stage of the Champions League.