Champions League draw as it happened: Who will Chelsea and Manchester United face in the quarter-finals? - Live coverage - The Independent

Champions League draw as it happened: Who will Chelsea and Manchester United face in the quarter-finals?



BY JACK DE MENEZES
Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of the Champions League quarter-final draw, live from Uefa's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

All eight group winners go into the pot after they came through the last-16.

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Follow the draw as it happens below:
  • News at a glance:
    • Quarter-final draw:
    • Barcelona v Atletico Madrid
    • Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund
    • PSG v Chelsea
    • Manchester United v Bayern Munich
    • Quarter-finals to be played on April 1/2 and 8/9
    3/21/2014 11:18:34 AM
  • Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of the Champions League quarter-final draw, live from Uefa's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
    3/21/2014 10:10:51 AM
  • 3/21/2014 10:13:16 AM



  • 3/21/2014 10:15:54 AM
  • There's the magic balls...

    3/21/2014 10:33:28 AM
  • Wayne Rooney still believes Manchester United can win the Champions League. Does he have a point?

    England striker Rooney said: "I think in cup football anything can happen. We're in the quarter-final so you never know what can happen from there. You look at the three Spanish teams left in the competition, they're all good teams. Chelsea are probably playing the best football this season and obviously you've got Bayern Munich. PSG are playing well. It's a talented group of teams so whoever we get I'm sure it will be tough."
    To read more of what Rooney had to say ahead of the draw, CLICK HERE.

    3/21/2014 10:38:07 AM
  • There were rumours on Thursday that the official Champions League Twitter account sent out a tweet, later deleted, that gave the quarter-final draw in full. It's a long shot, but if we see the following draw, somebody is going to have a lot of explaining to do...
    Manchester United v Barcelona
    Borussia Dortmund v Chelsea
    Real Madrid v PSG
    Bayern Munich v Atletico Madrid
    3/21/2014 10:40:30 AM
  • So how do Chelsea shape up when taking on the other teams left in the Champions League?
    v Real Madrid - W2 D1 L0 F4 A2
    v Barcelona - W4 D5 L3 F18 A18
    v Dortmund - Never met
    v PSG - W1 D1 L0 F3 A0
    v Atlético - W1 D1 L1 F7 A6
    v Bayern - W1 D1 L1 F7 A6
    v United - W0 D1 L2 F2 A4
    3/21/2014 10:44:18 AM
  • And what about Manchester United?
    v Real Madrid - W2 D4 L4 F16 A20
    v Barcelona - W3 D4 L4 F15 A20
    v Dortmund - W1 D1 L2 F3 A4
    v Paris - Never met
    v Atlético - W0 D1 L1 F1 A4
    v Bayern - W2 D4 L3 F11 A12
    v Chelsea - W2 D1 L0 F4 A2
    3/21/2014 10:45:45 AM
  • Corruption at Uefa? I'm having none of it...
    @Jballa26 is asking for a tough draw for the Blues...And Peter Lomax wants to avoid a certain Spanish side...
    3/21/2014 10:49:52 AM
  • Take a glance at the teams left in the draw, and you've got to say that the big hitters have certainly made it through. Apart from a different Manchester club, many would have predicted this last eight, so let's take a look at their European pedigree...
    3/21/2014 10:53:27 AM
  • Atletico Madrid - Runners-up in 1974
    Barcelona - Winners in 1992, 2006, 2009 and 2011
    Bayern Munich - Winners in 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013
    Borussia Dortmund - Winners in 1997
    Chelsea - Winners in 2012
    Manchester United - Winners in 1968, 1999 and 2008
    PSG - Semi-finalist in 1995
    Real Madrid - Winners in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000 and 2002
    3/21/2014 10:58:03 AM
  • So who are the bookies backing?

    Bayern Munich – 2/1

    Real Madrid – 4/1

    Barcelona – 4/1

    Paris Saint Germain – 12/1

    Chelsea – 12/1

    Athletico Madrid – 16/1

    Borussia Dortmund – 18/1

    Manchester United – 20/1

    Odds courtesy of www.easyodds.com



    3/21/2014 11:00:26 AM
  • It's 11am, and you know what that means. The ceremony is underway!
    3/21/2014 11:01:09 AM
  • Ah, we begin with everyone's favourite Uefa draw master, Gianni Infantino. He's such a happy chappy, I wish he'd do the lottery every Saturday.
    3/21/2014 11:02:51 AM
  • Who'd have guessed it? Just three minutes into the ceremony and we're viewing a montage of all eight teams. I've seen plenty a montage at live draws this season, I make this the fourth draw of 2013/14 already!
    3/21/2014 11:04:50 AM
  • Now here comes a famous face. The official ambassador of the 2014 Lisbon final is none other than Luis Figo. The Portuguese legend takes to the stage to join Infantino.
    3/21/2014 11:06:57 AM
  • The Wolf of Old Trafford?

    3/21/2014 11:07:23 AM
  • Uefa's general director Georgio Marchetti takes to the stage to explain how the ceremony will work. Eight names, pick them out one-by-one. First team out in each ti ewill play the first leg on April 1/2 at home. Job done.
    3/21/2014 11:10:43 AM
  • Barcelona v Atletico Madrid
    3/21/2014 11:12:01 AM
  • Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund
    3/21/2014 11:13:07 AM
  • PSG v Chelsea
    3/21/2014 11:14:02 AM
  • Manchester United v Bayern Munich
    3/21/2014 11:14:43 AM
  • What a tough draw for David Moyes! The jubilation of Wednesday night quickly turns sour as they face the unenviable task of taking on the reigning champions. Chelsea will be delighted with that draw, having avoided the bigger sides, but they will still face a tough task in taking on Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Co at PSG.
    3/21/2014 11:16:37 AM
  • We also get a repeat of last season's semi-final between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, when Robert Lewandowski's spectacular four goals at the Bernabeu saw the Bundesliga side through to the final at Wembley. And how about the all-Spanish clash between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, which sees them clash for the fourth and fifth times this season. All three meetings so far have ended level.
    3/21/2014 11:21:21 AM
  • Not many giving David Moyes and Manchester United much hope...

    3/21/2014 11:22:36 AM
  • That's all from us today. We'll be bringing you all four matches live on April 1/2 and 8/9, and you can catch all the follow-up by clicking HERE. Thanks for joining us, and we can now eagerly look forward to four mouthwatering ties in the Champions League quarter-finals.
    3/21/2014 11:29:52 AM
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