By Chris Wright
The balls for the Champions League quarter-final draw have just been extracted from the silken pouch (or perspex goldfish bowl) of fate by Gary Lineker himself, and the results are as such…
Real Madrid vs Tottenham
Chelsea vs Manchester United (repeat of the 2008 final)
Barcelona vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Inter Milan vs Schalke
Quarter-final first legs to be played on April 5th-6th, second legs on April 12th-13th.
Being the diligent chaps they are, UEFA also drew lots for the semi-final draws, which look like this…
Semi Final 1: Real Madrid or Tottenham vs Barca or Shakhtar
Semi Final 2: Chelsea or Man Utd vs Inter or Schalke
Semi-final first legs to be played on April 26th-27th, second legs on May 3rd-4th.
Whichever side progresses through from Semi Final 1 will be considered the ‘home’ team for the final at Wembley.
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