The Champions League draw has been held, and our quarter-final opponent is Shakhtar Donetsk. It had to be. We have never had an easy road to the Finals, and this year is no exception.
Here’s the full draw:
EE v Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea v Manchester United
Barca v Shakhtar Donetsk
Inter Milan v Schalke
The semi-final draw has also been held, precluding the possibility of a Champions League Final El Clasic, though we could meet EE in the semi-finals, as we play the winner of the Spurs/EE matchup, which I fully expect to be EE. In case anyone is wondering, we are home for the first leg, which I don’t like at all. I’d much rather be coming home, knowing what we have to do.
On the up side, however, it does give the weather a chance to get all nice and stuff down their way, and if we can put the smack down at home, roll nice and easy down there. And you know how I knew it was going to be Shakhtar? We seem to always face our most recent transfer away in the next round. So it would have been AC Milan, had they not screwed the pooch. Instead, we have a reunion with Txignasty, who will have much to prove.
Discuss and debate, and have fun!