Quarter-Final Euro Draws: English Sides Kept Apart While Barca Get PSG In The Big Cup

Alan Duffy

15th, March 2013


By Alan Duffy

The three English sides still left in Europe, albeit in the Europa League, missed out on meeting each other in the quarter-finals, as sports editors put away their ‘Battle of Britain’ headlines for at least another round.

Spurs arguably get the pick of the bunch, facing FC Basel while Chelsea will be confident of getting past Rubin Kazan. Newcastle, on the other hand, have a tricky tie with Portuguese giants Benfica to contend with.

Here’s the full draw:

Chelsea v Rubin Kazan

Tottenham Hotspur v FC Basel

Fenerbahce v Lazio

Benfica v Newcastle United

The games will take place on April 4th and April 11th.

As for the Champions League, the draw has thrown up a couple of whoppers, with new-moneyed PSG facing Barcelona (what are the odds on Zlatan netting against his old side?) while Bayern Munich face Juventus in a clash of two of the traditional giants of the game.

Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund will fancy their chances against Malaga while Jose Mourinho’s Madrid will also be expected to overcome Galatasaray, although Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder will no doubt have a different opinion.

Malaga v Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid v Galatasaray

Paris St-Germain v Barcelona

Bayern Munich v Juventus

The games will take place on 2-3 April and 9-10 April.


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  1. bob says:

    chelsea was also confident to get past steauau bucharest, and that was harder than everyone expected.
    kasan is a good team, albeit an unknown one.
    newcastle have by far the trickiest tie and tottenham should go past basel, but they also kicked out united, so all matches could go both ways.
    should be interesting

  2. Chauncey says:

    I like how everyone is riding Barca’s dick now when just last week the media said they were done. Can’t wait for Barca to get eliminated so the media do another 180…again.

  3. Fnarf says:

    Tottenham fans happy to not get another Nazio draw. Are there right-wing thugs in Basel?

  4. Wynton says:


    Bayern – Real

    Barca – Dortmund


    Bayern – Barca

  5. Sultan says:

    Gala for the FINAL !!!

  6. WHOAREYA! says:

    Barca hopes Real dont face them because Ronaldo and company has their number now. Mourinho got them.

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