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Friday, March 15, 2013

Champions League Q/F Draw: Drogba Faces Former Boss as Ibrahimovic Makes Barca Return

Didier Drogba will face his former boss Jose Mourinho after Galatasaray were drawn against Real Madrid for their UEFA Champions League quarterfinals tie.

The Turkish side who knocked out German side Schalke 04 will travel to the Estadio Bernabeu for the first leg clash on April 3 before hosting the return leg a week later on the 9th.

Drogba is on a mission to claim his second Champions League medal for a second successive season after he scored the winning goal that gave Chelsea the title against Bayern Munich last season. Mourinho will face two other players he's coached before, Wesley Sneijder and Hamit Altintop.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will come face to face with his former employers in Barcelona after Paris Saint-Germain were paired against the Catalan giants who did a mission impossible by overturning a 2-0 deficit and overcoming AC Milan in the knockout stages. Ibrahimovic will miss the first leg in Paris but will be available for the Camp Nou return leg a week later.

Last season’s losing finalists Bayern Munich face a stern test against Serie A leaders Juventus. The Bavarians were lucky to escape an unlikely comeback from Arsenal in the last 16 while the Old Lady comfortably dismissed Scottish side Celtic.

The last of the four quarterfinal matches will see Borussia Dortmund travel to Spain for a first leg matchup against Malaga.

Bayern Munich v Juventus
Paris Saint-Germain v Barcelona
Real Madrid v Galatasaray
Malaga v Borussia Dortmund

Europa League Draw: 
Chelsea v Rubin Kazan
 Tottenham Hotspur v FC Basel
Fenerbache v Lazio
Benfica v Newcastle

And That's thesteifmastertake!!