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UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals Draw, Results: FC Barcelona to face Manchester United

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Our road to the Final goes through Old Trafford. And then probably Anfield. OH MY GOD.

Arsenal FC v Manchester United - Premier League Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

The draw for the 2019 Champions League quarterfinals was made on Friday in Switzerland to define the path to the Final, and Barcelona are looking at a VERY tough road to Madrid.

The Blaugrana have been chosen to face Manchester United in the Last Eight, and if they go through they will face the winner of Liverpool vs FC Porto in the semifinal, which means their road to Madrid probably includes decisive trips to Anfield and Old Trafford.

United advanced to the quarterfinals thanks to a miracle comeback against PSG, including a 3-1 win in the second leg without eight starters and their best player in Paul Pogba. They have improved tremendously since sacking José Mourinho and hiring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager. They attack more, use their pace more on the counter and have a stronger defense.

Facing United in the Champions League brings great memories for Barça, since it was against the Red Devils that the Blaugrana won two of their last three European titles, including the memorable 2011 Final at Wembley, maybe the greatest team performance in the history of the game.

The quarterfinal first leg in Manchester will take place in 9/10 April, with the return game a week later at Camp Nou.


These are the full results of the draw:

QUARTERFINALS

AFC Ajax vs Juventus

Liverpool vs FC Porto

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City

FC Barcelona vs Manchester United

SEMIFINALS

Tottenham or Manchester City vs Ajax or Juventus

Barcelona or Manchester United vs Liverpool or Porto


What do you think of the draw, Barça fans? Sound off below!