No Manchester City For Juventus Please - Former Italian Premier League Star


The only caveat, as confirmed by Uefa, is that Manchester United could have their quarter-final match reversed as they will not be allowed to play at Old Trafford in the same week that Manchester City host a team in Europe. That was not the case, goals from Raheem Sterling and Bernado Silva soon put the Premier League champions firmly out of sight. Veteran Juventus defenders Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, along with coach Massimiliano Allegri, just want a first title after losing in the final in 2015 and '17.

Guardiola said it is "incredible" to have four English clubs in the quarter-finals after a decade of Spanish control which saw the country provide three of the last eight for six successive seasons until this campaign.

Second and unbeaten in Bayern Munich's group, the Dutch side produced a spectacular 4-1 win at the Bernabeu to knock out holders Real Madrid in the Round of 16.

Virgil van Dijk scored his first ever Champions League goal on his 19th appearance in the competition.

The American owner was quick to hop on to Twitter and show excitement after Liverpool beat Bayern Munich to progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League last night.

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No longer Champions League novices, City is in the quarterfinals for the third time in four years. Fans will be up for a short but nervous wait to find out who plays who in the last eight this season.

The semifinal draw will also take place on Friday, and UEFA added: "The calendar for the semifinals will be communicated to all parties on April 18, 2019, following the return legs of the quarterfinals".

The pair join fellow Premier League sides Liverpool and Tottenham in Friday's draw in Nyon, Switzerland, where the route to the Madrid finale will be decided.

Four English teams remain in the competition for the first time since 2009. These are, in turn, calculated on how far a team has advanced in European competitions, with points from the Champions League having a bigger weighting difference than points collected from the Europa League.

The centre-back became the first Liverpool player to both score and assist in an away Champions League knockout match since Craig Bellamy against FC Barcelona in February 2007.