20 reasons NOT to miss the quarter-finals


By: Manu Tournoux

The draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League took place this Friday. Several dream posters will liven up the European spring. Here are 20 reasons, in a nutshell, not to miss them.

This time, everyone is fixed. The cream of European football will meet in the heart of spring for dream posters. The draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League was made this Friday in Nyon (Switzerland). And we can say that John Obi Mikel, winner in 2012 with Chelsea, had a heavy hand.

The former Nigerian international literally fragmented the table between the top seeds and the outsiders. The ultimate clash of these quarters will pit Real Madrid against Manchester City, the last two winners considered absolute juggernauts, and called upon to face each other for the third consecutive edition.

A painting cut in two

Awakening to some significant memories, the other posters are worth the detour. For their big comeback at this stage, Arsenal will challenge Bayern Munich, while Paris Saint-Germain will face their biggest European rival, FC Barcelona. Finally, the table will be completed by an indecisive duel between Atlético de Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.

Better still, the projections for the semi-finals further accentuate this imbalance, with the big names on one side (Manchester City, Real Madrid, Arsenal and Bayern Munich) and their challengers on the other (Paris Saint-Germain, FC Barcelona, ​​Atlético of Madrid and Borussia Dortmund).

So why not miss a moment of the quarter-finals of the Champions League (and beyond)?

– Because by blazing against Barça then Atlético before signing for Real, Mbappé has a perfect scenario for his film.
– Because PSG has a coach who coached the Barça coach.
– Because it is still better, for Paris, to have Lucho in its camp to avoid a remontada.
– Because we can’t wait to see which club Neymar will support in a provocative story on Insta during the match.
– Because the ghosts of Camp Nou will not haunt anyone, since Barça-PSG will not be played at Camp Nou.

– Because PSG, Barça, Atlético and even Dortmund imagine a highway and firmly believe in it.
– Because Manchester City, Real, Arsenal and Bayern imagine a way of the cross and are disgusted.
– Because everyone is happy to see Real and Manchester City kill each other.
– Because everyone is happy to see Arsenal and Bayern kill each other.
– Because QSI’s PSG crossed paths with Dortmund, then Barça, when it signed its two most beautiful runs. A sign ?

– Because Barça won the 1992 and 2015 editions, two years when Ivory Coast won the CAN. A sign ? How do we do it then? The signs cancel each other out?
– Because with 4 former figures of the club out of the 8 coaches present (Guardiola, Luis Enrique, Arteta, Xavi), Barça will continue to tell stories and give lessons, even in the event of elimination.
– Because Arsenal hates Bayern, a club that has often crushed them in the past.
– Because Arsenal hates Harry Kane, absolute icon of London rival Tottenham.
– Because we can’t wait to see how Real will be refereed at the Bernabeu against the defending champion.

– Because Kyle Walker goes as fast as Vinicius.
– Because the captain and vice-captain of the Blues can find themselves in the last four in the event of qualifying.
– Because on a good day, Simeone is capable of building a wall even stronger than the yellow wall.
– Because we want to see Beraldo’s emotion during the Champions League anthem.
– And then because this anthem, damn it, we’ll never get tired of it…

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