Champions League and Europa League drawings: everything you need to know

England has four teams in the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 10 years

Four English teams will discover their potential path to the Champions League final when the draw for the quarter-finals and semi-finals will take place on Friday at 11:00 GMT.

Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham could face each other in the knockout stages.

Arsenal and Chelsea are in the Europa League quarter-finals draw at 12:00 GMT.

It is the first time in 48 years that England has had six quarter-finals in major European competitions.

The other four teams in the Champions League draw are the Spanish champions of Barcelona, ​​the four-time Olympic champions of Ajax, the Italian champions of Juventus and the Portuguese champions of Porto.

It is the first time since 2009 that four English teams are in the Champions League knockout rounds.

In the draw on Friday, Uefa will also choose the "home" and "the way" for the final at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Atletico Madrid.

The last English team to win the competition was Chelsea in 2012, although Liverpool made the final last season.

Manchester City and Manchester United cannot play at home on the same day or in consecutive nights, so the team that finished last season in the Premier League – in this case United – will be forced to reverse the draw if both draw their legs first.

The last meeting between two English teams took place last season when Liverpool eliminated Manchester City in the last eight.

The first matches of the quarter-finals will be held on April 9th ​​and April 10th. The semi-finals will start on April 30th and May 1st before the final on Saturday, June 1st.

& # 39; I don't want any of the others & # 39; – what they say

Liverpool midfielder James Milner started Real Madrid's Champions League final defeat last season

Liverpool midfielder James Milner: "Having four teams in the last eight is fantastic for England, I don't want to play any of the others, to be honest, we want to move forward with as many teams as possible.

"In previous years, we have always had the conviction that the Premier League was the best in the world, but it was a top league and there were not so many teams [in the latter stages].

"Every team left in the race is a good side, we know, people will look at Porto and Ajax, but they are young teams and they are flying, they deserve to be there and we know they will be difficult teams."

Wales manager Ryan Giggs explains why the former Manchester United club can win the competition: "I don't see why not when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer went to Pari St-Germain with the team that won and won.

"There are worse teams that did well and ended up in the final, undoubtedly got quality and confidence at the moment, but there are still some great teams in there, it will be difficult, but not impossible.

"They are playing brilliantly and the results were amazing."

The best statistics before the draw

  • There are so many English teams in the quarter-finals of the Champions League this season, as in the previous four combined campaigns (four).
  • This is the first time that Spain will have only one representative in the quarter-finals of the Champions League from 2009-10.
  • There will be no German teams in the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2005-06.
  • The Ajax is the first Dutch team to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League since PSV Eindhoven in 2006-07.
  • The Ajax had an initial XI younger on average (24 years, 202 days) in the Champions League this season than any other team left in the competition.
  • Porto had more scorers (excluding their goals) than any other team in this season's Champions League (10).
  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League in nine of his 10 campaigns as a manager, and in 2016-17 the only season failed to do so.
  • Barcelona reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the twelfth consecutive season, failing to do so in the 2006-07 campaign.
  • Tottenham qualified for the European Cup / Champions League quarter-finals for the third time in the club's history, last time in 2010-11.

English teams that dominate the Champions League

For the first time in 10 seasons, four teams from one country will compete in the last eight of the Champions League.

England is the only country to have had four in the draw.

It evokes memories of the 2000s and the two subsequent seasons that England has provided four quarters of finalists (along with six finalists in five years and two winners – Liverpool in 2005 and Manchester United in 2008).

Teams from every country in the last eight of the Champions League of this century
Spain England Germany Italy France Other
2018-19 1 4 0 1 0 2
2017-18 3 2 1 2 0 0
2016-17 3 1 2 1 1 0
2015-16 3 1 2 0 1 1
2014-15 3 0 1 1 2 1
2013-14 3 2 2 0 1 0
2012-13 3 0 2 * 1 1 1
2011-12 2 1 1 1 1 2
2010-11 2 3 1 1 0 1
2009-10 1 2 1 1 2 1
2008-09 2 4 1 0 0 1
2007-08 1 4 1 1 0 1
2006-07 1 3 1 2 0 1
2005-06 2 1 0 3 1 1
2004-05 0 * 2 1 3 1 1
2003-04 2 2 0 1 2 1
2002-03 3 1 * 0 3 0 1
2001-02 3 2 2 0 0 1
2000-01 3 3 1 0 0 1
1999-1900 3 2 1 1 * 0 1

* Year in which the nation started to provide four teams for the Champions League

How do you expect the British parties to go up?

Liverpool is the fifth team with the highest score in this year's Champions League quarter-finals

Premier League champions Manchester City are the bookmaker's favorites to win the Champions League this season. This is the third time in four seasons that have been the last eight, and in Pep Guardiola they have a manager who has twice won it with Barcelona.

Liverpool they hope to make a better one than last season when they lost to Real Madrid in the final. They have won the competition five times, more than any other English part.

Manchester United A team was reborn under Solskjaer, collecting a famous 3-1 win at PSG over the past 16 years with a team devastated by the injury to travel away.

The champions of 1968, 1999 and 2008 became the first team in the history of the European Cup to overcome the 2-0 or the biggest home deficit of the first leg.

Tottenham they showed a good year-over-year progression in Europe, coming out in the group stages in 2016-17 and the last 16 of last year. But this time they beat Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund 4-0 to reach the quarter-finals.

They should finally be in their new stadium when the quarter-finals are held in April.

Who want to avoid?

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in the Champions League this season

The Barcelona, ​​which was inspired by Lionel Messi in his last 16 win over Lyon, is chasing the treble this season and is unbeaten in the last 30 Champions League home games (W27, D3) – the longest ever played in the competition.

Messi is the top scorer of this season's tournament with eight and the second top scorer in the history of the Champions League with 108.

The only man who has ever scored the most – Cristiano Ronaldo – aims to lead Juventus to his first Champions League title since 1996.

With his Juventus team at a 2-0 disadvantage against Atletico Madrid in the last 16 draws, on Tuesday he scored a hat-trick to send them forward. The Portuguese is trying to win the tournament for the fourth consecutive year, having won the last three with Real Madrid and a sixth time in total – which would be a common record.

Champions League quarter-finals
Ajax (Netherlands) Barcelona, ​​Spain)
Juventus (Italy) Liverpool (England)
Manchester City (England) Manchester United (England)
Porto (Portugal) Tottenham (England)

& # 39; No team wants to play in Liverpool or City & # 39; – analysis

European football expert James Horncastle

I know that on the continent they want the English teams to draw and slam each other. Liverpool and Manchester City, no team wants to play them. Spurs have progressed every year and have learned more.

So you have low profile sides like Ajax. What can they do while they still have this team together? To go to the Bernabeu and do what they did, I am fearless. It's been a great workout for the past 16 years.

What are the chances of an all-English quarter-final?

Simon Gleave, sports analysis manager, Gracenote

There are 105 possible scenarios for the Champions League draw, which will also determine the semi-finals.

Nine of these 105 scenarios involve the four English clubs that are making one against the other – a probability of 8.6%.

Among the possible possible extractions, 72 scenarios have exactly one all-English draw – 68.6%.

Therefore, the possibility that all four English clubs will be avoided in the draw of the quarter-final is 22.9%.

And the Europa League?

The two most recent Arsenal and Chelsea matches in the Premier League have seen seven goals scored between them

Arsenal and Chelsea could be the biggest competition for a place in the final, to be held Wednesday, May 29 at the Olympic Stadium in the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku.

The Gunners captain, Unai Emery, won three consecutive Europa League titles with the former Sevilla club – the Spanish team was the five-time champion, but was eliminated in the last 16 by Slavia Prague.

Italian side Napoli, who fell from the Champions League, could be a threat after picking up a 1-0 win over Liverpool in Naples in October.

They could be taken against their former manager Maurizio Sarri, who is now in charge at Chelsea. The Blues were the last English team to win the competition, with Rafael Benitez in 2013. The Arsenal reached the semi-finals of last season before losing 2-1 away against the Atletico Madrid.

The last time the two English teams met was in the Premier League in January and the Arsenal won 2-0. Chelsea won the reverse round at Stamford Bridge 3-2 in August.

Europa League quarter-finals
Chelsea (English) Inter Milan (Ita)
Benfica (Por) Eintracht Frankfurt (Ger)
Valencia (spa) Slavia Prague (Cze)
Arsenal (English) Villarreal (Spa)


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