The draw for the quarterfinals of the Champions today left crosses full of glamor and morbidity that raise the expectations of the most prestigious club tournament on the planet to the maximum in its final stretch.
The hype located in the House of European Football, in this city, wanted the duels Chelsea-Real Madrid, Manchester City-Atlético Madrid, Villarreal-Bayern Munich and Benfica-Liverpool to animate the phase of the best eight.
The pairing of the reigning champion against the greatest historical winner of the lid seems to be the highlight of the four qualifying rounds that will play the first leg on April 5-6 and the second leg on April 12-13.
Both teams arrive with a very fresh recent past after seeing each other in the semifinals of the last edition, with the English team winning 3-1 on aggregate.
The winner of that pitched battle will have no respite because his rival in the prelude to the title discussion will be the one who comes out of the brutal clash between Atlético de Madrid and Manchester City, finalist of the last edition
Diego Simeone’s mattresses come from executing the neighbor of the “citizens”, United »but now they have a higher stop against the current leader of the Premier League, who has lost part of his hegemony in recent weeks. Precisely, Liverpool, which is only one point behind City in England, will star in another of the crosses against Benfica, in a match that will add eight Orejonas between both teams. The winner will be measured in semis to the one who survives between what could be classified as the David-Goliath confrontation of this phase.
The holder of the last Europa League, Villarreal, will level up when he tries to knock down the almighty German Bayern of the Polish Robert Lewandoski, top scorer in the competition with 12 goals.
Once the quarterfinals are completed, the table will be set for the semifinals scheduled between April 26-27 (first leg) and May 3-4 (return), which will then give way to the grand final of the Stade de France in Paris on May 28.