After seeing how Juventus thrashed Borussia Dortmund and how Barça's extraordinary performance was only minimized by Joe Hart's heroic display, we finally know who our rivals in the Champions League quarterfinals can be. Monaco, Porto, PSG, Juventus, Atlético de Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern München are the candidates to prevent Real Madrid from winning a second trophy in a row.
The draw, which will be held tomorrow at 12:00 CET, will have no restrictions this time, so all pairings are equally likely. Given their current state, FC Barcelona is the team that I would like to avoid in this round, but Bayern or Atlético would be extremely tough rivals as well. Monaco and Porto seem the weakest opponents a priori, but both of them showed what they're capable of in the previous round, so they should not be underestimated.
In any case, whoever our rival is, I think it would be a great advantage for Ancelotti's men to play the first game at home, to be able to lead the way from the beginning. It worked last year against Atlético in the Copa del Rey, and also in the Champions League against Dortmund and Bayern, so there's no point in changing anything, right?
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Stream Information: You can watch the Draw for free at UEFA.com.