Glamour ties + Grudge Matches = Great European Nights
At least we hope so. I’ve written before that Champions League matches at this stage can be so cagey as to drive away any semblance of enjoyment for us fans.
That said, the balls in Nyon have spoken. My initial reactions to the quarterfinal matchups:
Manchester United vs. Bayern Munich: Um…
Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid: A big European test for the Digeo Simeone project
Real Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund: A rematch of last year’s semi-final, which Dortmund won impressively.
Paris Saint-Germain vs. Chelsea: Is it wrong to call this the Oligarch’s Invitational? If so, I don’t want to be right.
Now that the field has been whittled to the best of the best, we’re due for a “shocking” upset. All of the above teams should beware.