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Champions League & Europa League quarter-final draws - LIVE
Goal guides you through the draw for the Champions League quarter-finals as Chelsea draw PSG and Manchester United face holders Bayern Munich - while the Europa League quarter-final draw gave Lyon a tough test against Juventus.

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21:01 SGT


Right, that's it from Goal's LIVE blog for today's Champions League & Europa League quarter-final draws!

With the fixtures in place, Chelsea will feel they can reach the semis with a decent tie against PSG, while Manchester United have been handed a slap in the face in the form of Bayern Munich.

Can the Red Devils progress? It'll be a case of lack rather than judgement, but we'll be there to find out. I've been Tom J Doyle - bye for now.

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@olojedeabdul: I see Atletico Madrid as the Dark Horse!!

@GeorgeEsber98: Finals: Bayern Munchen Vs Chelsea

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Our very own Peter Staunton has his say on how Bayern Munich will quench Manchester United's flames of recovery...

"Bayern are the strongest team in the competition and will lift the Bundesliga title before they lace up their boots at Old Trafford. United, on current form, are the weakest side left in the Champions League.

"For Moyes, this draw can only have a positive effect. The level of expectation will be zero and so by overcoming Bayern, he buys himself additional credit. Lose without being humiliated and he will have fulfilled what is expected of him."

So in essence, the tie works well for United as nobody expects them to go through. Progress would be a massive bonus, while low expectations could in fact have a positive effect on the players. Success is guaranteed...

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@fizzer18: Great draw #excited

That, dear friends, is the reaction of Manchester United's first-team coach Phil Neville, sounding a little bit like Steve the monkey from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

20:47 SGT


@forsterjohn_23: barcelona - they have all it takes

@KevHeitor: there'll be another draw, but favourites are Real Madrid and Bayern München #UCLdraw

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@ChrissyKrypto: @BVB @FCBarcelona

That's two favourites for the Champions League, sir. No hedging of bets now.

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The BBC reports on the reaction of Bayern's executive board member Andreas Jung now: "I suppose we have to accept we are favourites but we will not underestimate United.In two games anything is possible, so we have to focus and carry our form through.

"It's tough at this stage of the competition regardless of how you get. United are not doing well at the moment, but over two legs anything can happen. Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie are magnificent players, don't forget.

"This is always going to be a difficult occasion, United are still there, so let's not underestimate them."

20:43 SGT


Back to the Champions League - and after that quarter-final draw, who are your favourites to win the competition?

Let us kow on Twitter.

20:40 SGT


Paul Scholes says he 'feels sorry' for David Moyes this season, and that it is 'far too early' for Manchester United to contemplate sacking the manager.

"No. It’s far too early [to sack him], he told Goal. "With all the injuries he’s had, I feel quite sorry for him really.

"He’s never been able to put out the same back four. You see all the top teams, they have the same back four every week, especially with the centre-backs, they need to get an understanding and rhythm together.

"Michael Carrick’s been injured, Robin van Persie’s been injured, key players have been injured [but] he’s not made any excuses and tried to get on with it and hopefully next year will be better."

Read the full story here

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Here's Ron Gourlay's comment's in full to Sky Sports News: ""It was always going to be tough. Paris is a very, very tough tie but we'll be ready come the first game. Our form is good. We've got a lot of games now between now and the end of the season. We're sitting in a good position in the Premier League so we're just going to take every game one game at a time and try and win every game.

"No hotels booked now. We just focus on one game at a time and we will treat PSG with the utmost respect and hopefully we can go there and put on a good show for our fans and then bring them back to Stamford Bridge.

"You only need one bad day at the office and any team can go out of the competition at this stage. So we're glad to be here, we'll prepare in the right way and with the utmost respect for PSG who are doing well domestically, we know of them very well as individuals but we have a strong side ourselves. It'll be a classic two games."

20:23 SGT


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Right - well, it's a tough draw for Lyon against Juventus, and that match promises to be an absolute belter. Elsewhere, Sevilla and Porto will surely be a top tie, while Benfica and Valencia will fancy their chances - though AZ Alkmaar and Basel have shown more than enough to suggest a place in the semi-finals is achievable.

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Porto vs Sevilla

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Basel vs Valencia

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Lyon vs Juventus

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AZ Alkmaar vs Benfica

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The Europa League quarter-finals will take place on 2/3 April and 10 April - we're almost underway...

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The BBC quotes Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlayas saying: "It's a massive game. We have a good balance between young and experienced players and, in our eye, the the top coach in the world.

"We have a top quality side but we know we'll be playing a Paris St-Germain side that has some big individual players."