CL draw sets up Chelsea semi final

The Champions League draw on Friday morning was kind to Liverpool, pairing them with PSV Eindhoven and also giving them home advantage in the second leg.

However, if the Reds see off the Dutch side, and Chelsea defeat Valencia in their quarter final, the two sides will face each other in a repeat of the 2004-05 semi final.

All three English sides avoided each other as Man United were drawn with AS Roma and Bayern Munich and AC Milan the final tie.

Discuss the draw here

Liverpool have already played their quarter final opponents in this seasons competition – drawing 0-0 in Eindhoven and winning 2-0 at Anfield in the group stages. It is the draw most fans will have seen as the ‘easiest’ of the possible 7 opponents.

And with home advantage in the second leg fans will already be looking ahead to the potential semi final showdown with Chelsea. However, Rafa Benitez’s old club Valencia have home advantage in the second leg in that tie and with the likes of David Villa they could well see off the Londoners and give another exciting prospect with Benitez facing up to his old club for the first time since he left the Mestalla Stadium in 2004.


Quarter-final draw
AC Milan v Bayern Munich
PSV Eindhoven v LIVERPOOL – Dates confirmed as Tuesday 3rd April and Wednesday 11th April
CHELSEA v Valencia

(First legs to be played on 3/4 April and second legs on 10/11 April)

Semi-final draw
CHELSEA or Valencia v PSV Eindhoven or LIVERPOOL
Roma or MANCHESTER UNITED v AC Milan or Bayern Munich

(First legs to be played on 24/25 April and second legs on 1/2 May)