Manchester Giants To Meet in Champions League Final?
Final Date: June 1st, 2019
Final Location: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid, Spain
By: Marc Gingell
The big game is on! All City have to do is beat Tottenham and Ajax or Juventus. For United, it’s just a simple task to beat Barcelona and FC Porto or Liverpool.
Champions League Quarter Final Draw
|Anfield||1st Leg||10.04. 02:00||Liverpool||FC Porto|
|Tottenham Hotspur Stadium||1st Leg||10.04. 02:00||Tottenham||Man City|
|Johan Cruijff Arena||1st Leg||11.04. 02:00||Ajax||Juventus|
|Old Trafford||1st Leg||11.04. 02:00||Man Utd||Barcelona|
|Camp Nou||2nd Leg||17.04. 02:00||Barcelona||Man Utd|
|Allianz Stadium||2nd Leg||17.04. 02:00||Juventus||Ajax|
|Estádio do Dragão||2nd Leg||18.04. 02:00||FC Porto||Liverpool|
|Etihad Stadium||2nd Leg||18.04. 02:00||Man City||Tottenham|
Pedro Pinto, the 44 year old Portuguese American Journalist and Chief of Press at UEFA in Switzerland, hosted the quarter-final and semi-final draws along with UEFA Deputy General Secretary Giorgio Marchetti. UEFA’s Champions League Ambassador Júlio César, the 39 year old former Brazilian goalkeeper who played 87 times for his country and who kept 22 clean sheets in 64 Champions League games with Inter Milan, selected the teams.
Ajax Out First
César picked underdogs Ajax first and matched them with Juventus. These two teams met in the 1996 Champions League final played at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome. Juventus won a penalty shoot-out after the game finished 1-1 after extra time.
Fabrizio Ravanelli, who went on to play for Middlesbrough and Derby in England, plus five games with Dundee in Scotland put Juventus in front after 13 minutes that day. From June 22nd, 2018 to 22nd September 2018 he managed Ukrainian Premier League FC Arsenal Kyiv.
Jari Litmanen, who went on to play 26 games for Liverpool scoring 5 goals, equalised in the 41st minute.
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