Olympique Lyon vs Bordeaux
– This is the Champions League, an entirely different night. We did think it could happen, we were hoping it wouldn’t. Now we are going to see a French team in the semi-finals and let’s hope to see one in the final.
Bayern Munchen vs Manchester United
– Manchester United will take on Bayern Munich, who they famously beat in the final at Camp Nou in 1999. That is the only time United have ever beaten the Bundesliga side.
Arsenal vs FC Barcelona
– Cesc returns to the Nou Camp but Thierry Henry will also face his former team and that makes it even more interesting.
Internazionale vs CSKA Moskva
– Inter Milan’s reward for knocking out Chelsea is a quarter-final against CSKA Moscow, with either Barcelona or Arsenal waiting if Jose Mourinho’s South American-inspired team get past that hurdle.
*Former Inter player Luis Figo said: “You cannot pick and choose at this stage, but logically it’s better if you manage to avoid sides like Barcelona and Manchester United.”
The quarter-finals take place on March 30 and 31 plus April 6 and 7. The semi-finals are scheduled for April 20 and 21 and April 27 and 28, with the final in the Bernabeu, Madrid, on Saturday, May 22.
*My prediction, Final : Manchester United vs Internazionale