The draw for the quarter-finals of the 2012 Champions League was made this morning. Premier League’s only representative, Chelsea FC, will face Benfica of Portugal, to be played March 27/28 and April 3/4.
The path to the final has also been announced. If Chelsea beats Benfica in the quarter-finals, Chelsea will play the winner of AC Milan against Barcelona in the semi-final.
In the other quarter-finals, APOEL will face Real Madrid and Marseille plays Bayern Munich. The winners of those two matches will play each other in the semi-final. The draw could set up a Barcelona against Real Madrid final, the first ever clash between those two sides in a Champions League Final. But, of course, Champions League football is never as predictable as that. Or is it?
What are your opinions? Do you think Chelsea can beat Benfica? And which teams do you see advancing to the quarter-finals stage, and who will play in the final? And who do you want to see in the final? Share your opinions in the comments section below.
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