The Champions League draw for the 2017 quarter-finals took place at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon on Friday and it produced some truly mouthwatering clashes.
What do you make of the #UCLDraw? Which is the best tie according to you?
Here’s the draw in full:
Atletico Madrid vs Leicester City
Borussia Dortmund vs AS Monaco
Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid
Juventus vs Barcelona
And here’s the best of the tweets:
The "fun" part of the draw for neutrals is that 2 out of the 5 big favorites will get knocked out.— Diana Kristinne (@DianaKristinne) March 17, 2017
I want to watch Monaco vs Dortmund right now- cannot wait #UCLdraw— Fede Manasse (@FedericoManasse) March 17, 2017
Can't wait for a late Ramos winner off a corner against Bayern and a Higuain tap-in to knock out Barça. Gonna have to give up on football.— Sameer Riyaz (@SameerRiyaz13) March 17, 2017
The best attack in the CL (Barça, 26 goals scored) vs the best defense (Juventus, 2 goals conceded).— BarçaNumbers (@barcanumbers) March 17, 2017
And I must say, I quite like that. Good games, Spanish teams kept apart. Leicester coming back here. Should be a lot of fun.
— Sid Lowe (@sidlowe) March 17, 2017
The chemistry between Barcelona’s MSN trio upfront has been fairly visible to everyone ever since their coming together.
Two of Barca’s Trident though, Lionel Messi and Neymar, have absolutely been a delight to watch out for in the Champions League, in terms of goals and assists.
And this WhoScored stat tells us that Messi has the most goals (11) plus assists (2) this season, followed by Neymar (four goals and 12 assists) – the man who was the game-changer against PSG and played an instrumental role in taking Barca to the quarter-finals.
Paris Saint Germain’s striker Edinson Cavani is third on the list with eight goals and one assist. No.4 and No.5 on the list are Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski and Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
One thing looks certain, there’s surely more to come from Barca’s MSN.
Most goals + assists in the Champions League this season:— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) March 16, 2017
Messi - 13
Neymar - 12
Cavani - 9
Lewandowski - 8
Aubameyang - 8 pic.twitter.com/qQi1yQ69CX
Tiemoue Bakayoko’s superb header fired Monaco into the Champions League quarter-finals as Wednesday’s 3-1 victory condemned Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to a painful exit on away goals.
Trailing 5-3 from the first leg in England, teenage starlet Kylian Mbappe put Monaco ahead on the night after just eight minutes at the Stade Louis II and Brazilian midfielder Fabinho converted the home side’s second just before the half hour.
Leroy Sane’s 71st-minute goal handed City a 6-5 advantage on aggregate, but Bakayoko turned home Thomas Lemar’s free-kick 13 minutes from time as Monaco claimed a famous win.
Monaco go through to Friday’s draw for the last eight in Nyon carrying French hopes following Paris Saint-Germain’s shock elimination, while Guardiola suffered his earliest Champions League exit as a manager.
In the above video, we look at the best stats from the thrilling Champions League encounter.