Champions League Quarter-Final Draw: Tottenham Get Real Madrid, Chelsea Pitted Against Man Utd

Chris Wright

18th, March 2011


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.

Pies says: With the prospect of an ‘El Clasico’ semi, we cannot have an all-Spanish final. We can, however, look forward to the possibility of an all-English final.

In fact, an all-London final at Wembley is also a possible permutation, meaning that the old ‘no London-based club has ever won the Champions League’ statistic could be toppled by 28th May.

After what has already been a remarkable maiden run in the tournament, Tottenham have bagged themselves yet another glamour tie against the nine-time champions Real Madrid and, with the second leg being at White Hart Lane, they have a fighting chance of pushing past Mourinho and his blanco-clad cronies.

So, down to brass tacks. Pies are tipping Madrid, Chelsea, Shakhtar (we’ve got a tenner on them) and Inter to make it through to the last eight.

Fancy a stab yourself?

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  1. Garry says:

    Well, we like a challenge at Spurs don’t we???
    What an occasion the second leg will be in that lovely old rickety stadium, under the floodlights,36,000 in full voice, Mourinho being Mourinho, Ronaldo vs Bale, what a battle, god i’m excited, possibly the last time WHL will host such a game??? Until the semi with Barca of course!!!


  2. MaxMad says:

    Real Madrid vs. Spurs is going to be historic.

    Tottenham could go all the way and win as first-timers, and good ol’ Mou has the chance to pull Madrid through to his 3rd. champions league title. God forbid the semis will squash any of these two remarkable chances. I’d honestly hate to see Barcelona or Inter in the final.

    Chelsea – Tottenham would be a great final!

  3. foral says:

    cant see spurs beating real unless ozil dies and cr9 gets amputated..
    and surely real are gonna bid for half a dozen spurs players if spurs manage to beat them somehow.

  4. Tinez says:

    Spurs have a great chance of beating real

  5. jesse says:

    i agree with maxmad…only i think it will be spurs vs schalke in the finqal

  6. Jon says:

    I agree about Shakhtar, I fancy them to do well. Even if they do go out, they won’t be torn apart.

  7. VoiceOfReason says:

    good luck to spurs. i like the way you play football and the way your club conducts itself. but i have to bring you spurs fans down to earth
    casilas > gomes
    ramos > corluka
    pepe = gallas
    carvalho assou-ekotto
    khedira > sandro
    alonso = modric
    ozil = VDV
    di maria > lennon
    ronaldo > bale
    benzema > crouch

    sorry spurs you just needed to be grounded a little. but in football anything can happen so good luck!

  8. K P V fo real yall says:

    Good draw! follow me please I’m desperate.

  9. Luke says:

    I too have my eye on Shakhtar, well did until they drew barca… I mean cummon

  10. chimpo says:

    the no london club ever winning the champo could actually be toppled by may 4th if spurs and chelsea win their semis

  11. Ryan says:

    Best bet value on Shaktar. They look mean.

  12. baem says:

    no man utd? LMAO

  13. Peter says:

    Please lets have Shaktar vs Schalke. I really don’t give a shit about the rest of the teams.

  14. shay says:

    I am gonna go with Barca, Spurs, United and Inter going through. Unless the refs decide they want someone else and screw up half the calls in the game, like the last few seasons.

  15. QueerAsFuß says:

    Come on Schalke! Go all blau and weiß on that blau and schwarz.
    Well….okay….we’re screwed. I know we are. I just have to try and pretend we might have a chance.
    That is the way of the Schalke04 fan.

    Wish would could bring back Mirko Slomka now that Magath is gone….

  16. Lex says:

    Spurs are on their way to Wembley, HEY! Spurs, Barca, Inter, Man U for the semis. C’MON !!

  17. zabrovez says:

    spurs chelsea inter shaktar. spurs to win all.

  18. zabrovez says:

    but at the end

  19. Tanya says:

    As always Barca get the easiest draw in the CL.

    Well according to Messi he’ll win the CL and United have no chance against Chelsea.

  20. Paul Kirkland says:

    Shakhtar all the wayyyy!

  21. VoiceOfReason says:

    no. no they are not.

  22. TravisKOP says:

    Naturally Barca get the easy draw, either everything ever goes their way or i call balderdash

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