Spurs nearly threw that away!
Benfica's winning right now 1-0, so we're closer to the next round!
Steuea has also tied again, so they've got the advantage again
Fenerbahce has one of the worst coaches ever. Such wrong tactics guh! Now I wouldn't be surprised for that 2-2
Last edited by Hilda; 14th March 2013 at 10:32 PM.
I was writing this as Bordeaux scored, but then Cardozo scored right after so we're winning again, 2-1!
Good stuff for England tonight! Being a coefficient nut it's notable to point out we now have more teams remaining in Europe than Germany, and in fact every country other than Spain. So that's nice. Bring on a London derby in the quarters!
Hard to call who'll win the trophy. Statiscally Chelsea are the highest ranked team left but they're so inconsistent that who knows?
Champions League draw for the quarter finals today. There is a chance that Barca and Real Marrid could be drawn in together which is going to be a good one. The draw is on at 11 am GMT, I can't wait!
Real Madrid - Galatasaray HAH! There is a chance of surprise here, I think it will be really annoying for Madrid.
Champions League Quarter Finals
Málaga vs. Borussia Dortmund
Real Madrid vs. Galatasaray
Paris Saint-Germain vs. Barcelona
Bayern Munich vs. Juventus
Europa League Quarter Finals
Chelsea vs. Rubin Kazan
Tottenham vs. Basel
Fenerbahce vs. Lazio
Benfica vs. Newcastle United
I see the English teams have avoided each other and I predict Chelsea and Spurs to go through but Newcastle getting edged out by Benfica.
Last edited by Gloryus; 15th March 2013 at 6:24 PM.
Despite what United tried to suggest last year, I believe Tottenham have got the best possible draw they could have, but I agree Newcastle don't look like they'll make it past Benfica. Both Spanish and both German teams to make it through their respective ties then face each other in the Semis.
All four Champions League ties could go either way really.
Malaga versus Dortmund, both teams have saved their best form for the Champions League, and both have the potential to progress. Dortmund are stated to be favourites but Malaga have been underdogs all season and it seems to have benefitted them.
Real versus Galatasaray, people write off the Turks at their peril as they also have talent all across their team, not to mention this matchup brings together the two top goalscorers of the competition in Ronaldo and Yılmaz.
PSG versus Barcelona, against people write off PSG forgetting that they also have a bunch of talent, and Barcelona are not exactly in the best form. It will be a test of PSG's credentials for sure if they are to be regular Champions League participants.
Munich versus Juventus would be my prediction for tie of the round, Bayern are of course blisteringly good when they need to be but Arsenal showed they can be beaten, and Juventus are of course no mugs being the Italian champions, and beating the current Champions League holders 3-0.
Chelsea versus Kazan, I make Chelsea favourites for the tournament based on their European experience, with that said though any trip to Russia is tough and Kazan have already put out two Spanish teams including the holders Atletico, so they'll be up for it.
Tottenham versus Basel, on paper maybe Tottenham would see it as the easiest draw but let's not forget what Basel managed to do to Man Utd last season, not to mention Spurs previous struggles against another Swiss team, Young Boys.
Fenerbahce versus Lazio, a very even game, judged by how they are only one place apart in the UEFA coefficients. Fenerbahce have the better domestic form but Lazio seem to be saving their best for the Europa, so it could easily go either way.
Benfica versus Newcastle, I make Benfica second favourites for the entire tournament as they've navigated some tough assignments as well as being one of three teams to get anything from the Camp Nou this season, but Newcastle have been underdogs in all their ties so far and there will be less pressure, so they could get something yet.