Assessing the Champions League Quarterfinal Draw

riberyjpgThe Champions League draw was Friday.  Here are some quick thoughts on the matchups.

Villarreal vs. Arsenal: Arsenal will feel lucky to draw one of the two easiest quarterfinal clubs.  The Gunners are reloading.  Villarreal don’t have the firepower or the depth to cope.

Manchester United vs. Porto: Liverpool’s gobsmacking victory at Old Trafford erased any complacency.  United got the easiest draw.  Straight through to the semi-finals.

Liverpool vs. Chelsea: This matchup will be a forceful, physical test that is an assault to the eyes.  In 180 minutes of football, there may be one flowing move on the ground.  Our only solace is one of these two teams getting eliminated.

Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich: This pairing will set the pulse racing.  Both teams can score five and both can allow five.  Barcelona are still better, but expect fireworks.

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