Friday, March 14, 2008

UEFA Champions League quarter-finals draw!

Arsenal vs Liverpool

Fenerbahce vs Chelsea

Schalke vs Barcelona

AS Roma vs Man United

  • Arsenal came out of the bowl first, who will they face? Then, It was Liverpool who came out next and this tie pits 2 English Giants together which could be the most interesting tie of all. They will face each other 3 times in just over a week as their European game will sandwich the EPL fixture in between.
Pundit's Forecast: Arsenal 45%, Liverpool 55%
  • AS Roma will face Man United in the other quarter-final tie. They renew their rivalries again as this will be their 5th & 6th game in just about 1year. Roma were beaten by Man United in the group stage earlier and were thrashed 7-1 at Old Trafford in last season's corresponding fixture. Can the result be any different? Can they change their fate and get a revenge?

Pundit's Forecast: AS Roma 40%, Man United 60%

  • Relative minnows Schalke draw Barcelona, Barca will be playing 2nd leg at home. Barcelona will be the clear favourite to go through.
Pundit's Forecast: Schalke 30%, Barcelona 70%
  • Finally, Chelsea will take on Turkish newcomer Fenerbahce, with the Blues also playing 2nd leg at home. Chelsea could be all smiling after seeing this draw.....
Pundit's Forecast: Fenerbahce 30%, Chelsea 70%

This QF draw also involve the draw for semi-final, which means whoever progress will know who they face in the next round. If Chelsea advance, they will be likely to tackle Liverpool in another CHELSEA-LIVERPOOL semi-final showdown. While Schalke or Barcelona will encounter Roma or United in the last four.