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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will return to the scene of one of his most famous nights after Manchester United were drawn against Barcelona in the quarterfinals of this season’s Champions League.

Solskjaer’s 93rd-minute goal at Camp Nou in 1999 dramatically won the Champions League final for United in a 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich. Twenty years on, Solskjaer will be back in Barcelona for the second leg of the quarterfinal tie as coach of the Red Devils.

There is an all-Premier League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, who can still win four trophies this season, with the first leg being only the second game Spurs will have played at their new home on the footprint of the old White Hart Lane. 

United, like City, were initially drawn away in the first leg, but their tie was reversed due to UEFA regulations which prevent two teams from the same city playing at home in the last eight. 

Liverpool’s challenge for a Champions League-Premier League double sees them come up against FC Porto, with the first leg to be played at Anfield.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s bid to win Juventus their first Champions League since 1996 sees him come up against the conquerors of his old side, Real Madrid. Juventus will be at home in the second leg.

The semifinal draw throws up a possible tie between United and Liverpool, with Old Trafford hosting the second leg. However, as with the quarterfinal draw, legs for United’s tie would be switched if both Manchester clubs go through. 

The quarterfinal first legs are scheduled for April 9/10; the second legs set for April 16/17. The semifinals will be played April 30/May 1 and May 7/8.

QUARTERFINAL DRAW

Ajax vs. Juventus
Liverpool vs. FC Porto
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City
Manchester United vs. Barcelona

SEMIFINAL DRAW

Tottenham or Man City vs. Ajax or Juventus
Man United or Barcelona vs. Liverpool or Porto

The winners of the semifinal between Tottenham or Man City / Ajax or Juventus will be classed as the home team in the final for operational purposes. 

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