Champion League draw: Arsenal v Barcelona – your views

March 19, 2010

So there’ll be one French side in the semi-finals and Inter Milan will be extremely pleased to have drawn CSKA Moscow in the quarters.

If Manchester United and Arsenal are going to meet it will be in the Champions League final in Madrid in May.

So, what do you make of that draw? Very, very intriguing I’d say. Holders Barcelona wil not find it easy at Arsenal but the last-eight second leg will be at the Nou Camp.

Olympique Lyon v Bordeaux

Bayern Munich v Manchester United

Arsenal v Barcelona

Inter Milan v CSKA Moscow

Semi-final draw
Bayern/United v Lyon/Bordeaux

Inter/CSKA v Arsenal/Barcelona

PHOTO: Inter Milan’s Samuel Eto’o celebrates scoring against Chelsea during the Champions League last 16, second leg soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London March 16, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning


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Looks easy for Manchester United but they have had problems with Bayern Munich before. Bayern are on a bit of a roll, in fact, and with Ribery and Robben firing they may not be the walkover some are predicting.

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im a utd fan, i had bayern munich down as one of teh teams to win it. they are very strong solid defence with ribery and robben there very dangerous. it willl be a tuff game for utd. plus utd aint exactly playing that well. ac milan was poor. we have weaknesses. im actually quite worried but hopefully we can do enough to get through.

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United, Arsenal, Lyon, and Inter will pull through. It willl be Arsenal vs United in the Finals. United will win the Champions League.

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I think the inter milan will be in the final in Madrid!

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arsenal to send barca packing by two goal agg. hail gooners.

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Barca will thrashed Arsenal. they got 1 Fabregas, Barca got Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Pedro, Ibra. And most importantly, Arsenal wants to play passing game which Barca had mastered already last season.

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barca should beat arsenal and get through. barca may struggle against int milan. i have a sneaky feeling that inter milan may beat barca. mourinio is good with tactics. but barca are teh better team and if they produce the best then they ll go through. bayern will be difficult for utd . it could be a milan v bayern final. but lets hope for a utd barca final . cant see arsenal beating barca.

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