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    Champion League Q/F S/F Draw

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    <DIV></DIV></TD></TR></T></T></TABLE><!- E IIMA -><!- S SF ->Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United were kept apart in the Champions League quarter-final draw.


    Jose Mourinho's side face Valencia, while Liverpool were paired with Arsenal's conquerors PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United meet AS Roma.


    The draw was also made for the semi-final, and it will see Chelsea and Liverpool meet in a repeat of the 2005 clash if they both emerge victorious.


    Manchester United will play AC Milan or Bayern Munich if they beat AS Roma. <!- E SF ->


    All the Premiership sides are likely to be happy with their draw, with the prospect left open for an all-English final in Athens on 23 May.


    Liverpool have already beaten PSV in the group stages, winning 2-0 at Anfield after drawing 0-0 in Holland - and they have the added incentive of having the second leg at home.


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    PSV coach Ronald Koeman, however, gets another chance to prove he is the nemesis of Premiership clubs.


    He sent Manchester United and Liverpool crashing out of the competition last season while he was with Benfica, and engineered Arsenal's downfall in this year's tournament.


    If Chelsea and Liverpool go through, Mourinho will have his sights set on revenge for their defeat against Rafael Benitez's side at the same stage two years ago.


    If they both go through, the second leg will again be at Anfield, where Luis Garcia's controversial goal sent Liverpool to the final, where they beat AC Milan on penalties.


    Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson will hold high hopes of reaching his first final since 1999 after drawing dark horses Roma and facing a possible meeting with AC Milan or Bayern.


    But Ferguson says United must be cautious: "We respect Roma's result against Lyon, they have great players like Daniele De Rossi and Mancini.


    "Obviously we do not look beyond this game. We must concentrate on this game and we are looking forward to it.


    "We have never played Roma before. That is the great excitement in Europe, playing teams you've never met."



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    Quarter-final draw
    AC Milan v Bayern Munich
    PSV Eindhoven v LIVERPOOL
    Roma v MANCHESTER UNITED
    CHELSEA v Valencia


    (First legs to be played on 3/4 April and second legs on 10/11 April)


    Semi-final draw
    CHELSEA or Valencia v PSV Eindhoven or LIVERPOOL
    Roma or MANCHESTER UNITED v AC Milan or Bayern Munich


    (First legs to be played on 24/25 April and second legs on 1/2 May)
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    Romani ite Domun

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    Best possible for utd really, only getting PSV then AC/Bayern would have been preferable but its not by much.

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      #3


      Is the draw rigged to keepsame country teamsapart or is it the luck of the draw, 2 Italian teams kept apart as well?


      Amazing only one team from Spain, surely the best league.
      Anybody who sees a psychiatrist would want their head examined.*&nb sp;Henry Ford

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        i reckon a Liverpool / Man Utd final..............with Liverpool to stuff Utd.


        Shut them Mancs up once and for all [img]smileys/wink.gif[/img]
        Known as \"Expat\" in a previous life

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