Relive: UEFA Champions League quarterfinals draw

Ahram Online, Friday 21 Mar 2014

Ahram Online provided live coverage of Friday’s UEFA Champions League quarterfinals draw

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League trophy (Photo: Reuters)

Thank you for following our live coverage, our next Champions League live draw will be for the semi-final stage on 11 April.





UEFA director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti begins technical procedures of the UEFA Champions League draw.

13:10 Figo says it's difficult for any side to win back-to-back Champions League titles because of the rapidly improving quality of the competition.

13:05 Former Portugal great Luis Figo, who is the ambassador for this year's final in Lisbon, will help in conducting the draw. 

13:05 The Champions League draw starts with a speech by UEFA general-secretary Gianni Infantino.

The Champions League draw n Nyon, Switzerland starts

13:00 The Champions League "rehearsal draw" saw Bayern Munich drawn against Barcelona and Manchester United against Real Madrid. Don't worry, this is not the real draw yet.

12:45 Paris Saint-Germain will be looking to improve on last season’s outcome, having been eliminated by Barcelona at the same quarter-final stage.

12:20 Bayern Munich are seeking to become the first side to win back-to-back Champions League titles since the new format was introduced in 1992.

12:00 Of the Champions League quarter-finalists, Real Madrid won the competition a record nine times, Bayern Munich won 5, Barcelona won 4, Manchester United won 3 and Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund won 1 each.

11:45 Atletico MAdrid reach the Champions League quarter finals for the first time in 17 years after a 5-1 aggregate victory over AC Milan.

11:25 For the second year in a row, Spain is the most represented country with 3 teams, followed by England (2), Germany (2) and France (1). Unlike last year, one of Europe's Big Four is missing as Italy's AC Milan were eliminated from round 16.

The teams who have reached the Champions League last eight are: Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.

No team is seeded and sides from same countries could be drawn against each other, unlike the previous knockout round.

The first legs will be played on 1 and 2 April while the return will be on 8 and 9 April.

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