Twitter Reacts to Champions League 2014 Quarter-Final Draw

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Twitter Reacts to Champions League 2014 Quarter-Final Draw
Harold Cunningham/Getty Images

With the draw for the 2014 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals in the books, the eight teams still vying for Europe's greatest prize now know which opponents they'll have to face next.

UEFA's Kevin Ashby gives us the full draw:

As expected, Twitter was quick to react to the draw, with most of the attention going to the tie between Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

The defending champions have been on a roll all season, and with the Red Devils limping through a disappointing 2013-14 campaign, this was exactly the draw David Moyes was hoping to avoid.

TalkSPORT couldn't help but take a shot at the beleaguered coach:

BeIN Sports' Tancredi Palmeri seemed to pity the United manager:

OptaJoe shared this interesting statistic, pointing out that history isn't on the side of the English champions:

The Daily Mirror's Oliver Holt thinks United have little chance of emerging victorious from this tie:

The Sport Bible was less subtle:

Chelsea were drawn against French champions Paris Saint-Germain and both teams will face each other for the first time in almost 10 years.

The Daily Mirror's Oliver Holt believes in the Blues' chances:

According to the UCL's official Twitter account, PSG manager Laurent Blanc thought the draw was "beautiful":

Goal.com's Robin Bairner thinks PSG have the advantage going into this tie:

Tim Lovejoy couldn't help but notice both teams have something in common:

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have already played each other three times this year, with no winner able to emerge in any of the matches.

The first leg will mark a very special occasion for the Blaugrana, as indicated by Infostrada Sports:

Barcelona are one of the highest-scoring teams in all of football, but Guillem Balague says the Atleti match up well with Barca's vaunted attack:

Real Madrid TV's Phil Kitromilides thinks a bout between these two Spanish heavyweights might benefit another team the most:

Speaking of Real Madrid, the Spanish league leaders will be out for revenge, as they'll take on Borussia Dortmund in a rematch of last year's semi-final.

As shared by Balls.ie, this year's version of the squad coached by Jurgen Klopp is slightly different from the one who beat Real last season:

Cristiano Ronaldo is already excited for the match:

Bleacher Report's Jack Rathborn thinks Dortmund might be starting to get in Real's head a bit by now:

All in all, there isn't one missable quarter-final tie, summed up best by the few words of United coach Phil Neville, who thinks fans were the big winners of this draw:

The quarter-finals will start on Tuesday, April 1 with Bayern Munich travelling to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United and Barcelona playing host to Atletico Madrid.

Load More Stories

Follow B/R on Facebook

Out of Bounds

World Football

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.