Many Twitter users claim that a UEFA director has leaked the Champions League draw unknowingly.
Champions League Round of 16 have been done and dusted which sees some string of surprises in the results. Liverpool, Juventus, Porto, Ajax, Manchester City, Manchester United, Barcelona, and Tottenham Hotspur are the clubs to have progressed to the next round of the competition.
Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Atletico Madrid had the tie in their hands after the first leg, but those went out of their hands, thanks to performances from Sadio Mane, Cristiano Ronaldo and fantastic team performance from Ajax which stunned the whole world at Santiago Bernabeu.
However, the draw of the Champions League Quarterfinals seems to have leaked on Twitter. Few users have been fallen for it, while the rest have refused to believe it, and rightfully so.
A piece of paper with the Champions League logo, disclaimer, and fixtures has surfaced online and some are quoting that UEFA director has accidentally uploaded the image on the Internet.
According to the paper, these are the following fixtures.
Liverpool Vs Ajax
Manchester United Vs Tottenham Hotspur
Juventus Vs Porto
Barcelona Vs Manchester City
Like most things usually do, the image has sent social media into overdrive.
“UCL director posted this on social media by accident seconds before deleting,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another added: “Remember this post after the draw tomorrow.”
A third said: “Quarter-finals draw [has] leaked? Is it [real]?”
So this is a zoomed in picture of one of the UEFA director’s social media accounts which was quickly deleted 👀 pic.twitter.com/Uopc7dtt8C
— Luke (@PeakPogba) March 14, 2019
UCL director posted this on social media by accident seconds before deleting.
— hurrikane (@KaneFromTheLane) March 14, 2019
— Rajdeep Anand (@RajdeepAnand10) March 14, 2019
— Matthew King (@Mattewkingx) March 14, 2019
— Thomas Shelby 🐎 (@shaqxii) March 14, 2019
— Nidhish Chodankar (@NIDSFEVER) March 14, 2019
Remember this post after the draw tomorrow. 😊 pic.twitter.com/smPbTGlryw
— Ayush Roy (@AyushRo86931015) March 14, 2019
During the semifinals of the last year’s competition, AS Roma started selling tickets on their website by mistake. Their opponents Liverpool were also mentioned on the website which was brought into the spotlight.
It will be an interesting stage as all eight teams have earned their place in the last eight. Juventus had to overcome a 2-0 deficit from the first leg to beat Atletico Madrid at Allianz Arena on Tuesday. The former Real Madrid forward took in charge of the pressure situation to bag a hat-trick and knock Diego Simeone’s side.
With that hat-trick, he equaled Lionel Messi’s eight hat-tricks in the Champions League and took his overall tally to 52 in his career. Witnessing the magic from the Portuguese International, his rival Lionel Messi performed at their best to cut Lyon apart.
The Argentine International scored a brace and assisted one to stroll past Lyon at Camp Nou. Liverpool were comfortable winners over Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena on Wednesday. The Reds benefitted from the man in form, Sadio Mane. The Senegalese International scored twice to take his side to the Quarterfinals.
Manchester City, who had to score two late goals in Germany were simply too good for FC Schalke. The German side had no answers to Pep Guardiola’s side whatsoever and lost the second by a margin of 7-0 which is the heaviest defeat any German club have faced in the Champions League. The English outfit won this fixture 10-2.
Manchester United created history in the Champions League knockouts by beating Paris Saint Germain at their own backyard. The French outfit were comfortable victors at Old Trafford, carrying a two-goal lead to Parc des Princes.
A brace from Romelu Lukaku and an injury time spot-kick from Marcus Rashford ensured a place in the last eight. Tottenham Hotspur were simply rampant and won both the tie with an aggregate of 4-0.
Ajax made a statement to the rest of Europe by beating the reigning European Champions Real Madrid 4-1 at Santiago Bernabeu. The whole side was simply unplayable and toyed around the Los Blancos defenders.
Roma won the first leg, but Porto, in front of their home crowd, were too good. The Portuguese outfit won the game in extra time. They have lost only one home game in the last two years which is a phenomenal record.
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