Nyon: Manchester City will face Liverpool in an all-English Champions League quarter-final while Juventus play holders Real Madrid in a repeat of last year's final.
Surprise qualifiers Sevilla will take on Bayern Munich and Barcelona were paired with AS Roma in the draw in Nyon on Friday.
Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real teammates will be happy to be playing the second leg of their tie at their Santiago Bernabeu stadium against Juventus, whose experience proved lethal to English club Tottenham in the last 16.
Liverpool will host Manchester City at Anfield in the first leg of the last eight. The last time the two teams faced each other was at the same ground when the Reds prevailed 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller, ending City’s unbeaten run in the Premier League.
Twitter reacted to the much-awaited Champions League draw. Here is what Twitterati had to say.
Champions League QF Duels:— The Sack Race (@thesackrace) March 16, 2018
⚽️ Jurgen Klopp vs Pep Guardiola
⚽️ Max Allegri vs Zinedine Zidane
⚽️ Ernesto Valverde vs Eusebio Di Francesco
⚽️ Vincenzo Montella vs Jupp Heynckes
It's the first all-Premier League QF since 2010/11!#ChampionsLeague #LIVMCI pic.twitter.com/m9AaNjZUe3
— The Sack Race (@thesackrace) March 16, 2018
This is the Champions League quarter-final draw:— GREAT GRACIOUS (@GreatGracious) March 16, 2018
Barcelona vs. Roma
Sevilla vs. Bayern
Juventus vs. Real Madrid
Liverpool vs. Man City
So with Chelsea and Man U out, Man City & Liverpool (the epl teams remaining) were now paired together. 1 must evict the other. 😭#UCLDraw
— AnfieldNation (@AnfieldNation) March 16, 2018
The first leg of the quarterfinals will be played on April 3 and 4, whereas the return games will be played on April 10 and 11.