Barcelona Champions League Favourites After Quarter Final Draw

Barcelona remain the bookmakers favourites for the Champions League following the quarter final draw.

Pep Guardiola’s side were drawn in a “glamour tie” against AC Milan but will not fear the Italians who showed their vulnerability in a 3-0 second leg defeat against Arsenal – edging through to the last eight 4-3 on aggregate.

Milan will have to be much better if they are to have any chance against a Barcelona side that smashed Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 in their last match, winning their tie 10-1 on aggregate.

Lionel Messi became the first player to score five Champions League goals in a single match:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xpapeg

Chelsea overturned a 3-1 first leg defeat against Napoli by winning 4-1 after extra time and 5-4 on aggregate at Stamford Bridge.

The ageing Blues are the only remaining Premier League side in the competition and will fancy their chances against Benfica, who reached the last eight of the Champions League for the first time since 2006.

Watch Chelsea’s remarkable comeback against Napoli here:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xpgaun

Bayern Munich will be confident of progressing to the semi finals after they were drawn against Marseille. The Bundesliga side overturned a 1-0 first leg defeat at Basel by crushing their Swiss opponents 7-0 at the Allianz Arena.

Watch all seven goals here:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xpfnuc

The lowest ranked side left in the competition APOEL, edged past Lyon on penalties following a 1-1 aggregate score and they face the might of Real Madrid who coasted past CSKA Moscow 5-2 on aggregate.

Outright Champions League Winner:

  • Barcelona @ 2.25 (Ladbrokes)
  • Real Madrid @ 3.2 (Coral)
  • Bayern Munich @ 7.0 (William Hill)
  • Chelsea @ 11.0 (Sportingbet)
  • AC Milan @ 23.0 (Betfred)
  • Benfica @ 67.0 (Bet Victor)
  • Marseille @ 81.0 (Sky Bet)
  • APOEL @ 251.0 (Paddy Power)
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