Champions League Quarter Final Draw
The draw for the Champions League quarter finals have just been done and as you can see there are a few shock names in there.
F.C Kobenhavn will face off against Schalke as two shock sides make the quarter finals.
Claudemir is going to be very important for the Danes in this match
Kobenhavn had a fantastic win against Hannover in the round of 16 and will look towards the likes of Pourie and Claudimir to produce the goods and hopefully fire Kobenhavn into a very unlikely Champions League Semi Final. Schalke have had a wonderful tournament so far and are lying in 4th place in The Bundersliga, defeated French heavyweights Monaco 6-5
on aggregate. Unlike there opponents, Schalke have some outstanding talent in Huntelaar, Schurrle and Sakai.
Prediction: 2-1 on agg. Schalke
Lyon face off against Bayern Munich in what could be a brilliant match up. Lyon destroyed Spanish side Valencia by 5 goals to nil
in the last round, which although Valencia are not the power they used to be was still an amazing achievement by the French club. Lyon will need players like Manchester United
bound Lacazette and his partner in crime Doumbia to perform to the best of there ability if they are to beat the German Heavyweights.
Doumbia could be the guy to fire Lyon into the semi finals
Bayern and Pep Guardiola have had a fantastic season again this season, although being second in the Bundersliga, they make the second of three German teams left in the competition and they did not take long to dispatch Everton in the first knockout round. Players like Javi Martinez, Toni Kroos and captain Phillip Lahm are integral to this team but we can see a shock here and I think the French team will want it more.
Prediction: 2-0 agg. Lyon
Real Madrid take on Benfica in a very interesting Quarter Final match up. Madrid and there team of Galacticos like Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo only just scraped through the last round on away goals against Galatasaray but will still be a big, big threat this round. They are currently 11 points clear at the top of La Liga and look good for this round.
Rodrigo needs to perform for Benfica
Benfica have performed way over there expectations but are a big threat. Benfica have a lot of Argentines in there squad and they will be a big, big threat. Claudio Yacob and Rodrigo are going to be the players that pull the strings for the Portuguese side who finished 3rd in the Portuguese League last season.
Prediction: 3-1 agg. Madrid
Manchester United, the runners up in this competition last season will face off against German giants Dortmund in a mouth watering clash.
United defeated Barcelona with what can only be described as a stunning victory in the last round, winning 4-0 at home. There main players are Steven Naismith, Kevin Mirallas and Tom Cleverley. If those three perform to the way they are meant to, then this is going to be an amazing match up.
Ginczek is in great form this season for Dortmund
Dortmund were 2-0 down to Kyiv after the first leg but with a 4-1 victory in the second leg they came back superbly to give them a tie with Manchester United. the second leg showed what a great side they are when goals from Daniel Ginczek and Nuri Sahin sealed the victory and they are the ones to watch along with Marco Rues and Sven Bender means that this is going to be a fantastic occasion for the fans and each team.
Prediction: 2-1 agg. Dortmund