This has been a very long season and many teams have fallen by the wayside while the stronger ones have continued to progress forward.
Manchester United saw off England rivals Chelsea and booked a date with Schalke of Germany in the Semi-finals. The other two teams that will meet in the other Semi-final are Real Madrid and Barcelona of Spain. At this stage the Championship is still wide open with each of the four remaining teams strong contenders.
It will be interesting to see whether or not Schalke will end Man U’s run for another Champions League trophy and whether or not JoseMourinho will emerge victorious again and win the cup for the third time with three different clubs. Every team here has a chance to win the cup provided they play their cards right, a question to all the DR readers out there is who will emerge the winner this time round is it going to be Sir Alex, Guardiola, Jose or Ralf Rangnick?
The dust has finally settled after last weeks champions league draw and there is a palpable sense of excitement in the air as the current Champions league offers so many heart-stopping football clashes. Picture a final between Chelsea and Real Madrid or Man United coming to Wembley after 43 years! For now though, the fans will have to be content with a must-see duels pitting Anceloti against Sir Alex and Redknapp against Mourinho.
Here is a brief run down on some of the serious contenders in the last eight and what sort of danger they pose.
Last week and part of this week has seen some drama come alive at “Old Trafford” aka the “Theatre of dreams”. One of their prized and valuable possessions – Wayne Rooney – has decided that he no longer wants to be part of the Manchester United family.
Call him brash, arrogant and cocky however with such impressive record successes almost seem more of an entitlement. This is the description that encapsulates the personality that is Jose Mourinho, and also the institution that Real Madrid has become in the football world.
Has there ever been a more obvious case of a coach and club being made for each other?