2010-03-19

Arsenal to face Messi's Barcelona in Champions League

Arsenal was not lucky at the Champions League quarterfinals draw: the Gunners will face the powerfull Barcelona, Lionel Messi included. Today's Champions Leageu draw took place in Nyon, Switzerland.

Arsene Wenger expressed his thoughts about this match: "I think my team will not be favourite but for me it will be a 50-50 match. That's how we have to take it. When you get to the quarter-finals of the Champions League you play extremely good clubs and Barcelona has a fantastic team indeed."

In another fascinating leg, Manchester United will face Bayern Munich. And lets mention that Lyon will play French rival Bordeaux and Inter Milan faces CSKA Moscow in the other quarterfinals of the Champions League.

These encounters will take place on March 30 and 31 and April 6 and 7 with Arsenal, Lyon, Bayern, and Inter hosting the first matches.

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