CL: Chelsea V Man U; Tottenham V Real Madrid in quarters

Updated: Mar 18, 2011, 19:21 PM IST

London: Chelsea have been pitted against Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, while Tottenham Hotspur will lock horns with Real Madrid in their quest to reach the last four.

Arsenal`s nemesis Barcelona are in for a double-header against Shakhtar Donetsk, while defending champions Inter will play Bundesliga outfit Schalke.

The draw took place in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday, with three teams from the Premier League still involved in the European competition.

Three of four English teams that were involved in initial stages of the tournament finished at the top of their respective groups, while Arsenal finished second - behind Shakhtar Donetsk in Group H.

The Gunners fell prey to Barca in the round of 16, while Manchester United managed to edge past Marseille in a nervy second leg after the first had ended in a goalless draw at the Stade Velodrome.

Chelsea were pitted against relatively easy opponents in the pre-quarter-final stage, as Copenhagen posed no significant threat to the aspirations of Carlo Ancelotti and his charges.

But now the the former AC Milan boss will be involved in a battle with his Old Trafford counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson, as the Blues take on United for a spot in the last four. And this also means that at least one Premier League team will be involved in the semi-finals of the competition.

Spurs managed to grab the headlines for pulling off a memorable victory at the San Siro that eventually paved the way for a spot in the last eight of the tournament. But now they are up against a Real side managed by Jose Mourinho, the man who guided Inter to the European crown last season.

If Tottenham progress they will meet the winners between Barcelona and Shakhtar Donetsk, while Chelsea or Manchester United will face either Inter or Schalke in the semi-final.

Harry Redknapp`s side will be the first to pit their wits in the quarters, with their trip to the Bernabeu on Tuesday April 5, while the first of the all-English ties takes place a day later, with the second legs taking place April 12/13.


Real Madrid Vs Tottenham

Chelsea Vs Manchester United

Barcelona Vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Inter Vs Schalke

Semi-final draw

Inter or Schalke Vs Chelsea or Manchester United

Real Madrid or Tottenham Vs Barcelona or Shakhtar Donetsk