Good news! We can still draw APOEL in the final! More, after the jump:
No Madrid, no Bayern, no Barca ... yessssssssss!
Lets be honest, it could have been a lot worse- or better. Sure, I kept my fingers crossed for APOEL, but it would appear my dreams have been put on hold momentarily. Chelsea have drawn the task of upending a surging Benfica squad in the Quarterfinals, with the second fixture taking place at Stamford Bridge, henceforth referred to as the Thunder-dome. This matchup will have some specific ties for a few of our recent imports (David Luiz and Ramires both plied their trade there). Benfica are no pushovers mind. There will be plenty of time to dig into their inner-workings (much like we've done with all our past opponents). For now, we look forward to the rest of the draw- should Chelsea get past this round, they'll be facing the unenviable task of taking on ... Barcelona or AC Milan.
- APOEL FC vs Real Madrid
- Marseille vs Bayern Munich
- Benfica vs Chelsea
- AC Milan vs Barcelona
- APOEL/Madrid v Marseille/Bayern
- Benfica/Chelsea v AC Milan/Barcelona
... Again, not a bad position to be in. We'll have much, much more on this in the coming days. For now, we divert our attention to the Leicester fixture on Sunday. Stay tuned for a preview to be live shortly.