Champions League Draw: Pep Guardiola to face Old Club as Chelsea meets Real Madrid again

Champions League Draw: Pep Guardiola to face Old Club as Chelsea meets Real Madrid again

Safiu Kehinde

The UEFA Champions has gotten to its intriguing stage as Manchester City’s boss, Pep Guardiola, get pitched against his old club, Bayern Munich, while Chelsea meets Real Madrid again for the Quarter-finals showdown.

Following the conclusion of the Champions League last eight draw earlier today, Manchester City and Chelsea  are set to face tough tasks at the Quarter-finals as they lock horn against Bundesliga Giant, Bayern Munich, and current defending champion, Real Madrid, respectively.

Manchester City had, earlier this week, sealed a comfortable 7-0 victory against RB Leipzig at the knockout stage as Pep Guardiola’s quest for the Champions League silverware continues.

The Premier League giant have won all available trophies in England but the absence of the Champions League trophy in their cabinet still hinders them from reaching their full potential as one of the most successful football clubs in the world.

Achieving this feat will, however, not come easy for the Cityzens, as Guardiola will be  hosting the  German club he left in 2016 at the Ethiad Stadium for the Quarter-finals first leg.

In a similar version, fellow Premier League giant, Chelsea, will be traveling to the Santiago Bernabu, where they will be hosted by their former manger, Carlos Ancelloti, for the third  consecutive season.

The struggling London club who currently sits tenth position in English Premier League table will have to upturn their fortune against Real Madrid if they are to stand a chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season.

Judging from their Premier League standing, the top four spot is far beyond their reach which implies no Champions League campaign for the Graham Potter-led side.

The only option available to the Blues now is a repeat of the 2011/2012 season’s magic where they lifted their first Champions League silverware despite finishing outside the top four.

Meanwhile, other Quarter-finals draw saw Serie A champion, AC Milan pitched against fellow Serie A giant, Napoli, while their sister club, Inter Milan, are to settle scores with Portuguese side, Benfica.




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