In the Champion’s League, Bayern Munich drew Barcelona in the most intriguing clash of the quarter finals. The former champions of the competition will square off April 8th at Camp Nou and April 14th at the Allianz. The winner will subjected to watching the footage of another dire Liverpool/Chelsea clash and if they don’t commit suicide will face that winner in the semis.
In the UEFA Cup, Hamburg could potentially face Werder Bremen in the semi-finals. Hamburg and Werder both have home ties to start the quarter final round, with HSV facing Manchester City and Werder facing Udinese on the 9th and 16th. The key for Hamburg will be to take advantage of City’s abject road form, building as big a lead as possible before the return leg in Eastlands. Werder just need to hope current form holds, where they are smoking hot and Udinese are floundering.
If HSV and Werder do win, the Bundesliga will be assured a finalist in this year’s competition.