Champions League - quarter-final draw details

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This season's Fab Four of Man United, Man City Spurs and Liverpool join Barcelona, Ajax, Porto and Juventus in the quarterfinals - and English football fans on social media were raving.

Manchester United beat PSG last week to qualify while Tottenham Hotspur made light work of Borussia Dortmund.

The draw for the quarter-finals will take place in Nyon on Friday and, despite having left his job in the Old Trafford hot-seat in December, Mourinho will be an interested spectator.

Two English sides met in last season's Champions League, of course, when Liverpool eliminated Manchester City in the quarter-final stage.

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In three ties between Premier League and Bundesliga opposition, the English clubs won 17-3 on aggregate, which will be regarded as a humiliating outcome by Germany's top teams.

'I would like English teams to play against each other, without any kind of preference, ' he told RT.

Liverpool's run to the final past year signalled a re-awakening and this season, with holders Real Madrid, Bayern and PSG all out, the odds are shortening on the first all-English final since United beat Chelsea on penalties in Moscow in 2008.

Liverpool's 3-1 victory at German giants Bayern Munich on Wednesday completed the full house, the night after Manchester City thrashed Schalke 7-0 for a 10-2 aggregate victory.

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"They deserve to be there and we know they will be tough teams".

The Premier League might be awakening again as a European force, but Ronaldo and Messi remain the kings of the competition and they should strike fear into the hearts of every English club still dreaming of winning this year's Champions League.

"You can't tell your players to not try in the Champions League because we want to put all our eggs in the Premier League basket, its hard enough to win any tournament, especially when Manchester City are around".

The Portuguese team reached the quarter-finals after scoring a penalty in the extra time of the second leg against Roma. They have undoubtedly got the quality and the confidence at the moment.

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"They are playing brilliantly and the results have been incredible".