Four British teams will find out their possible route to the final of the Champions League once the quarter-final and semifinal draw takes place on Friday at 11:00 GMT.
Arsenal and Chelsea are from the Europa League quarter-final draw 12:00 GMT.
It’s the first time in 48 years which England has received six quarterfinalists in major European contests.
The other 4 teams in the Champions League draw are Spanish champions Barcelona, Dutch four-time winners Ajax, Italian champions Juventus and Portuguese champions Porto.
It’s initially as 2009 that four English sides come from the past eight of the Champions League.
In Friday’s attraction, Uefa will even select the’home’ and’off’ sides to the last in Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano scene.
The last British side to win the rivalry was Chelsea in 2012, although Liverpool made the final last season.
Manchester City and Manchester United cannot play in home on exactly the identical day or successive nights and so the team that ended lower in the Premier League last season – this case United – will likely soon be forced to undo the tie if they draw home legs .
The last meeting between two Language sides occurred last season when Liverpool pumped out Manchester City in the last eight.
The semi finals start on 30 April and 1 May before the ultimate on Saturday, 1 June.
‘I really don’t need any of those others’ – what they say
Liverpool midfielder James Milner:”To get four teams in the last eight is wonderful for England. I don’t desire to play some one of those others, to be honest. We need as many teams as you can moving ahead.
“In previous years, we’ve always had the belief that the Premier League will be the finest in the world. However, it’s been a high league and there have not been that many clubs [in the latter stages].
“Every team abandoned in the competition is a fantastic side. We all know that. People will look at Porto and Ajax, however they’re young teams plus they’re flying. They deserve to be there and we all understand they will soon be tough teams.”
Wales manager Ryan Giggs about why former club Manchester United can win against the competition:”I really don’t see why not when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s visited Pari St Germain with the team he’s got and won.
“There are worse teams that have done well and must finals. They have undoubtedly got the high quality and the confidence right now. However there are still a few huge teams in the marketplace. It is likely to be difficult, but perhaps not impossible.
“They’re playing brilliantly and the outcomes have been amazing.”
The best stats prior to the draw
- You can find so much English teams in the quarterfinals of the season’s Champions League since there were from the previous four campaigns combined (four).
- That is actually the first time that Spain could have just 1 representative in the Champions League quarter-finals since 2009 10.
- There will not be a German side in the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time since 2005 06.
- Ajax are the very initial Dutch side to reach the Champions League Quarterfinals because PSV Eindhoven in 2006-07.
- Ajax have had a younger starting XI typically (24 years, 202 days) from the Champions League this season than any other side left in your competition.
- Porto have had more different goal scorers (excluding particular aims ) than any other team in this year’s Champions League (10).
- Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has now qualified for the Champions League quarterfinals in eight of his 10 campaigns as director, together with 2016-17 the only season he failed to achieve that.
- Barcelona reach the quarterfinals of this Champions League for the 12th consecutive season, last failing to do so in the 2006-07 effort.
- Tottenham have qualified to the quarter-finals of the European Cup/Champions League for the next time in the club history, last doing so in 2010-11.
English clubs dominating the Champions League
For the first time in 10 seasons, four teams from 1 country will compete in the last eight of the Champions League.
England are the only country to have had four in the attraction.
It evokes memories of the 2000s and both consecutive seasons which England provided four quarterfinalists (along with six finalists in five years and two winners – Liverpool in 2005 and also Manchester United in 2008).
|Teams from each state in last eight of Champions League this century|
*Year state began supplying four groups for Champions League