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Mar 18, 2011

So, its Shaktar who will be facing Barcelona in the Quarter Finals of this season's Champions League. We play the first leg at home and the second leg away in Ukraine. Eventhough Shaktar could be a very difficult opposition, especially considering that they play the crucial away game at home; still Barca fans across the world are pretty happy with the draw. There was a chance of drawing the likes of Real Madrid, Inter, ManU and Chelsea, we have to admit that we got the second best draw. The best went to defnding Champions Inter Milan who will be facing German side Schalke. Meanwhile Real Madrid will face Totenham and Chelsea will face Manchester United.

The full draw is as follows:

Real Madrid vs Totenham

Chelsea vs Manchester United

FC Barcelona vs Shaktar

Inter Milan vs Schalke

Considering the troubles we have in winning away from home in Europe, this tie against Shaktar is more tricky than it appears first. Shaktar will be coming with the plan of defending till death at Camp Nou and will be trying to hurt us in Ukraine. That's a strategy which we are least comfortable with. The fact that the second leg is away from home, increase the importance of the first leg tenfold. We have to make sure that we take in a good advantage to Ukraine otherwise could be in some trouble.If we successfully get past the Shaktar Donetsk, then there is a potential Clasico on offer in the semi-final. Totenham could seriously hamper that but we will have the advantage in semis of playing the second leg at home.

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