Draw for the Quarter Final / Semi Final
Arsenal v Liverpool
AS Roma v Man Utd
Schalke 04 v FC Barcelona
Fenerbahce v Chelsea
Arsenal/Liverpool v Fenerbahce/Chelsea
Schalke/Barcelona v AS Roma/Man Utd
Well, in the rehearsal we drew Roma and all four English teams were kept apart (Chelsea drew Schalke, United had Barca and Liverpool,Fenerbahce). So what happens with the real thing? We get Liverpool so now it’s three times in a week, potentially followed by Chelsea in the semi’s. Disappointing to play an English team as I mentioned earlier but there you go. I guess it will be interesting to compare the three games stylistically but Betcha, By Golly, Wow, the Premier League match will be a totally different affair to the other two.
Marcello Lippi observed ahead of the draw
Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are all very strong teams but at the moment it is probably Arsenal who are the ones playing the best football in Europe. They manoeuvre the ball very well, it’s very fast and very technical. Any of these four English teams could potentially win the Champions League but at the moment the way Arsenal play is the one I like best
Always nice to be praised. ’til Tomorrow.