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Sport The winners and losers of the Champions League quarterfinal draw

14:42  11 july  2020
14:42  11 july  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

Yes, PSG can win the Champions League

 Yes, PSG can win the Champions League © Provided by Sports.fr tuchel_panoramic_ Paris Saint-Germain has returned to training in small groups. And Thomas Tuchel, during a still special press conference, fully validated the fact that Paris Saint-Germain is a contender for the final victory in the Champions League. The Paris Saint-Germain program is now fully signposted and Thomas Tuchel knows exactly what to expect.

Here then are the winners and losers of the Champions League draw . Winners : Paris Saint-Germain. PSG have been handed the draw that Three finals - two with Simeone in charge - but no victories is a sad record for the Spanish club. But a kind quarter - final draw against RB Leipzig and

UEFA announces quarterfinal matchups with Champions League set to resume August 12 in Lisbon. Those teams will do battle for a spot in quarter - final one, the winner of which will take on the team to emerge from quarter - final three, which was drawn as Napoli or Barcelona versus

There is still a lot to sort out before the Champions League quarterfinals get underway in Lisbon next month. After play was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, it left a number of fixtures unfulfilled.

As such Real Madrid must travel to Manchester for the second leg of their last-16 clash against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City while Juventus will be looking to complete a comeback against Lyon.

Far unlikelier is the chance of Chelsea turning around their second-round clash against Bayern in Bavaria. And Lionel Messi's Barcelona will be hopeful of eliminating Napoli before storming into the last eight.

Inter before returning to the Champions League

 Inter before returning to the Champions League © Imago Inter Milan with one leg in the Champions League Inter Milan with one leg in the Champions League after a demonstration of power against its small Lombard neighbor Brescia Calcio. Inter sent the bottom of the table home 6: 0 (3: 0) on the 29th of 38 match days and, as third, initially has a 16-point cushion on AS Roma. The Romans, who are nine points behind Atalanta Bergamo in the last royal class place, will play against Udinese Calcio at home on Thursday.

Here are our winners and losers from the first legs of the Champions League quarterfinals . Prior to the red card, the 24-year-old attacker was Juventus’s best player, drawing two dangerous free kicks at the top of the Madrid box in addition to serving up Higuaín’s golden opportunity.

Them winning the champions league will seal Cholos legacy at Atletico and the teams he’s built through the years. The only side that I feel has played good enough this season to be like "worthy winners "/best of Europe if that makes sense is Bayern and they have likely the toughest route.

Once those fixtures are settled, the much-changed Champions League will go ahead. Straight knockout football with no second legs, it promises to be a breathless and exciting tournament whatever the outcome.

On one side of the draw is the bulk of Europe's heavyweights in Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern and Manchester City. On the other stand Atalanta, Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig and Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid.

Three of those teams have never been to the Champions League final and Atletico, despite two recent appearances there, have never won the big one. Having put defending champions Liverpool out, they will be optimistic of going one step further this year.

Here then are the winners and losers of the Champions League draw.

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 Kimmich demands focus and greed for the Champions League © POOLAFPSIDALEXANDER HASSENSTEIN Kimmich wants to win the Champions League Munich (SID) - For soccer international Joshua Kimmich from record champion Bayern Munich, the double victory is by no means hungry for success this season breastfed. "Now it's time to recharge your batteries and tackle the Champions League with full focus and greed," said the 25-year-old to Sport Bild.

All five former Champions League winners were put into the same half of the draw on Friday, setting up a possible semifinal pairing between Cristiano The winner of the two-leg series will play either Real Madrid or Manchester City in the quarterfinals . Barcelona and Napoli also have a game to play

UEFA announces the draw for the Europa League quarterfinals , set to resume August 10.

Winners: Paris Saint-Germain

a close up of a man holding his hand up: Kylian Mbappe PSG Dijon Ligue 1 29022020 © Provided by Sporting News Kylian Mbappe PSG Dijon Ligue 1 29022020

PSG have been handed the draw that everyone wanted, Italian outsiders Atalanta, who are seen as perhaps the weakest team guaranteed a place in the quarterfinals.

Champions League success has been an obsession for the French club and the end-of-season tournament could be their best opportunity in recent years to finally win it.

While many of their rivals have been back in action, and picking up injuries in a hectic schedule, PSG have been resting and were declared Ligue 1 champions early in the Covid-19 outbreak.

The focus can now be on building up towards Portugal with a number of friendlies followed by cup finals against Saint-Etienne and Lyon at the end of July, which should see them fully prepared for the start of the competition.

Atalanta, third in Serie A, are still dangerous having coming through a group with Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk before knocking out Valencia. But it’s the opposition that Thomas Tuchel would probably have hand-picked.

final tournament of the Champions League: dates, participants, draw & TV broadcast

 final tournament of the Champions League: dates, participants, draw & TV broadcast © VALERY HACHE / Getty Images Will be awarded on August 23 in Lisbon: The handle pot Due to the corona pandemic, the Champions League season was also interrupted. In June, UEFA decided that the premier class would end in Portugal in August and deviate from the classic mode. All important information about the final tournament, in which the Bundesliga , FC Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig will take part, is summarized here. dates & venues dates: round of 16 second leg: 7./8.

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Champions League quarter - final draw The Europa League draw will follow hot on the heels of the Champions League draw at 12pm. Here are the teams involved in both draws

Winner: Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone with his hand on his face: Diego Simeone Atletico Madrid 2019-20 © Provided by Sporting News Diego Simeone Atletico Madrid 2019-20

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Three finals — two with Simeone in charge — but no victories is a sad record for the Spanish club. But a kind quarterfinal draw against RB Leipzig and suddenly anything will feel possible for Atletico.

Simeone’s side were heading out of the competition in March to reigning champions Liverpool before a remarkable extra-time turnaround at Anfield saw them winning both legs.

That sort of never-say-die performance and a winnable tie could give them the confidence to believe that their luck has finally changed.

Their La Liga challenge has faded but Champions League football for next season is virtually guaranteed meaning they can throw their focus on Portugal.

Simeone won’t be able to pump up his fans to spur his side onto victory as he often does at the Wanda Metropolitano, but he will have his stubborn defence as effectively organised as ever and will view this as a huge opportunity to make it third time lucky as a manager.

Final 8: The live draw

 Final 8: The live draw © Provided by Sports.fr Balls Champions League Draw The draw for the Final 8 of the Champions League takes place on Friday noon at UEFA headquarters in Nyon. Qualifiers for the quarter-finals Four teams have already validated their tickets for the quarter-finals of this Champions League and will therefore be particularly attentive to the verdict of the draw. The other four participants in the quarterfinals will not be known until August 7 and 8, during the last 8th finals return.

Champions League quarter - final draw The format of the latter stages of the Champions League and Europa League has been radically altered due to the time pressures brought by the pandemic: following the conclusion of the Round of 16, the Champions League will be completed as a knockout

Champions League quarter - final draw The Europa League draw will follow hot on the heels of the Champions League draw at 12pm. Here are the teams involved in both draws

Winners: Real Madrid

Federico Valverde, Casemiro are posing for a picture: Casemiro Benzema Real Madrid 2020 © Provided by Sporting News Casemiro Benzema Real Madrid 2020

Five months ago, few people would have given Zinedine Zidane’s side much of a chance of reaching the quarterfinals but the fact that the second leg will be behind closed doors has boosted their prospects of a 14th Champions League success.

In February, Madrid were deservedly beaten 2-1 by Manchester City and Zidane’s incredible record of winning the Champions League as a manager — three times from three attempts — looked like it was finally going to have its first failure.

But since the restart of football, Madrid have regained their confidence, moved clear at the top of La Liga and seen key players including Eden Hazard come back from injury.

Should they secure their first domestic title in three years, Madrid will head to Manchester rejuvenated and able to throw everything at overturning their home defeat.

Inspirational captain Sergio Ramos will be missing through suspension but few would bet against a club that even Pep Guardiola describes as the “kings of the tournament”.

Loser: Pep Guardiola

a man talking on a cell phone: Pep Guardiola Southampton vs Man City Premier League 2019-20 © Provided by Sporting News Pep Guardiola Southampton vs Man City Premier League 2019-20

The Manchester City manager will find out on Monday whether this will be his last opportunity to win the Champions League with his current club and, if it is, the draw has not made his task any easier.

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 This is how the PSG plan for the handle pot looks like © Getty Images How far Neymar (center) and Kylian Mbappé (right) get with PSG in the Champions League Since 2011, the investors from Qatar have been in charge at PSG. Since then, thanks to the lavish investments from the Middle East, the club has won a whopping 26 titles (seven championships, four cup wins, five league cup wins, seven Supercup successes) - but the most important one is missing: the Champions League.

First his side must get past Real Madrid in their delayed second leg and will then face Juventus if the Italian champions can win their own reverse game against Lyon.

And it won’t get any easier as the tournament progresses with the likelihood of former clubs Bayern Munich or Barcelona waiting in the semifinals.

City will find out the decision of their Court of Arbitration of Sport appeal next week after they were handed a two-year ban for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations. Guardiola has just a year left at the Etihad Stadium so, should the appeal fail, this would be his final chance to deliver the trophy to the club for the first time.

Many insist his legacy will depend on whether he can deliver a first-ever Champions League success to the Premier League club as well as winning it without Lionel Messi. His task doesn’t seem to have got any easier.

Loser: Timo Werner

Timo Werner holding a baseball bat: Timo Werner RB Leipzig 17062020 © Provided by Sporting News Timo Werner RB Leipzig 17062020

The RB Leipzig striker has already stated that he will not play in the latter stages of the competition but he may be having second thoughts after the draw potentially opened up for the German club.

Opponents Atletico Madrid will not be easy nor would PSG in a potential semifinal, but Julian Nagelsmann’s side have avoided the bigger beasts of Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Juventus, Real Madrid and Manchester City.

Werner, however, will not be involved and will instead complete his switch to Chelsea. His loss will also be Leipzig’s.

The 24-year-old is comfortably the club’s top scorer with 34 goals in all competitions as well as contributing 13 assists. The onus will fall on Czech striker Patrick Schick but his figures are a long way behind.

Germain: "Count on us to play the Champions League thoroughly"

 Germain: © Supplied by Sofoot Olympian ambition. Qualified in the Champions League for the first time in seven years, OM have every intention of doing well. “ We will see the draw, in which group we fall. Of course, if we fall against Bayern or Barça, we will try to look good by playing good matches, especially at Vélodrome , "Valère Germain, invited by RMC , is already planning. “ If we come across more balanced groups, we may have more chances of qualifying. We struggled to qualify.

Schick, on loan from Roma, has just 10 goals this season — none in the Champions League — and just three assists.

Leipzig will not be among the favourites in Portugal but wins away to last year’s finalists Tottenham in the last 16, and Benfica and Zenit St Petersburg in the group stage, show how dangerous they can be.

Werner must look to next season but there are no guarantees he will have Champions League football. Chelsea are currently third in the Premier League but Leicester are just a point behind with Manchester United a further point back as the three clubs fight over two Champions League places.


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