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14:30  15 march  2019
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Guardiola hopes Liverpool get knocked out of UCL: 'I love Bayern'

Guardiola hopes Liverpool get knocked out of UCL: 'I love Bayern' Pep Guardiola is putting his Premier League allegiance aside for Wednesday's Champions League showdown between Liverpool and Bayern Munich. After apologizing to those in the country where he plies his trade, the Manchester City manager said he hopes his former club, Bayern Munich, progress past Liverpool to reach the quarterfinals stage of the Champions League. "I'm sorry for the English people but I want Bayern to go through," Guardiola told reporters, according to Reuters, shortly after his side reached the last eight courtesy of a 10-2 aggregate win over FC Schalke 04. "I love Munich, I love Bayern. I have a lot of friends there.

The 2018–19 UEFA Champions League knockout phase began on 12 February and is scheduled to end on 1 June 2019 with the final at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain

RT Sport brings you live updates as Europe’s elite await their fates for the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals . Follow below for all the latest as it happens, as the draw gets Ironically, none of them went on to win the title on that occassion, with Man United going down to Barcelona in the final.

Man United gets Barcelona in Champions League quarterfinals© The Associated Press ManU's Marcus Rashford, left, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League round of 16, second leg soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Manchester United at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, March. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

NYON, Switzerland — Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates are coming back to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the Champions League quarterfinals.

Man United was drawn Friday to face the five-time champions, who beat the storied English club in the 2009 and 2011 finals. Messi scored in each of those matches.

Analyzing the UEFA Champions League draw

Analyzing the UEFA Champions League draw After a tough group stage leading into Bayern Munich, Liverpool gets a bit of a breather.

This season's Fab Four of Man United , Man City Spurs and Liverpool join Barcelona , Ajax, Porto and Juventus in the quarterfinals - and English football fans on social media were raving. The final 8 teams left in the UEFA Champions League confirmed!

UEFA works to promote, protect and develop European football across its 55 member associations and organises some of the world’s most famous football competitions, including the UEFA Champions League , UEFA Women’s Champions League , the UEFA Europa League

Still, United beat Barcelona in the 2008 semifinals before winning its third title, and it was at Camp Nou that current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored the stoppage-time winning goal in the 1999 final, against Bayern Munich.

Four English teams reached the last eight for the first time in 10 years, and two will meet next month.

Tottenham will host Manchester City in the first leg, which could be played at Wembley Stadium or at the north London club's soon-to-be-completed new arena.

The pairing also brought together the only two teams in the draw who have never been European champion. The other six have won a combined 21 titles.

Liverpool will face Porto, a team the five-time champions beat in the last 16 last season. Back then, Liverpool won 5-0 in Portugal to start its route to the final.

United confident of beating Barca, winning Champions League

United confident of beating Barca, winning Champions League "We can go all the way but you’ve got to be lucky and good along the way."

The Champions League quarterfinal draw could have yielded much more explosive results, but we're left with the potential for an even more explosive set Juventus's Champions League road will once again go through a Spanish power. Beaten by Barcelona and Real Madrid in two of the last three

Ajax & Man United move into Shaka's Power Rankings. UEFA Champions League 4 days ago. Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals , while Barcelona Premier League champions Leicester City, who secured a surprise success over Sevilla in the round

Ajax will play Juventus in a rematch of two previous finals. Ajax won in 1973, the third of its four European titles, and Juventus won its second title in 1996.

Last year, Cristiano Ronaldo was bought by Juventus, a team which has lost two finals in the past four years, to end that 23-year wait.

The first legs will be played on April 9-10, with the return games on April 16-17.

The final is scheduled for June 1 at the Metropolitano Stadium, the home of Atletico Madrid.


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PSG wasted its best chance to win the Champions League.
Opportunities like the one Paris Saint-Germain squandered on Wednesday don't come often. Boasting a two-goal advantage, the comforts of home cooking, and a bewildered opponent missing 10 first-team players, PSG capitulated. Two horrendous first-half errors from Thilo Kehrer and Gianluigi Buffon, and a contentious penalty decision in added time, saw Manchester United progress to the quarterfinal stage against all odds. For a PSG side that has become accustomed to knockout round exits against continental heavyweights rife with stars, the loss to a United team that was gifting European debuts to juveniles like it was Halloween candy marks a new low.

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