UEFA’s balls of expectation have been plucked from the bowls of fate and formally laid to rest within the welcoming bosom of the plastic egg-box of mercy – the draw for the Champions League quarter-finals is now complete.
Liverpool have been afforded the lightest obstacle betwixt themselves and a place in the semis: a two-legger against Porto.
Man City and Tottenham will face off in an all-Premier League battle to grim death whereas Manchester United face an unenviable couple of games against Barcelona.
2018/19 Champions League quarter-final draw in full:
Ajax vs Juventus
Liverpool vs Porto
Tottenham vs Man City
Barcelona vs Man Utd
As predictions go, we reckon the Solskjaer bubble is primed to burst as Barca hammer four/five/six past United home and away.
Liverpool go through with a couple of low-scoring wins (perhaps a draw in the away leg) and City will make heavy weather of it but sneak through at Spurs’ expense.
Fuelled by a veinous Cristiano Ronaldo and his self-absorbed quest for Champions League glory, Juve will probably make mincemeat of Ajax over two legs, too.
What do you reckon, Pies fans? Care to stick your necks out…