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UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw: Manchester United FC to face Chelsea FC

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Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez bagged a brace versus Marseille at Old Trafford this past Tuesday night in Champions League play (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez bagged a brace versus Marseille at Old Trafford this past Tuesday night in Champions League play (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Manchester United FC have drawn Chelsea FC in today's UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw in Nyon. The two English giants last met in Champions League play in the 2008 final, which United won on penalties in Moscow. United earned passage to the quarter-final by defeating Olympique de Marseille by a 2-1 aggregate in the first stage of the knock-out round, with all goals coming coming in the 2nd leg at Old Trafford. Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez, who bagged a brace against Marseille in Tuesday night's Champions League tie versus Marseille, said about the draw, "We play in the same league and it is going to tough. Stamford Bridge is a nice stadium and it makes it little bit like a league game. But if there is an advantage, it is that we are home in the second game."

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti had this to say about the draw: " I'm not happy, I am not disappointed. I am realistic. They are a team we know very well and they know us very well."

The quarter-final first legs will be played on April 5/6 and the return legs on April 12/13.

Full Draw:

* Chelsea (England) vs Manchester United (England)

* Real Madrid (Spain) vs Tottenham Hotspur (England)

* FC Barcelona (Spain) vs Shaktar Donetsk (Ukraine)

* Inter Milan (Italy) vs Schalke 04 (Germany)

The winner of Chelsea vs United play the winner of Inter vs Schalke. Thus, the winner of Real Madrid vs Tottenham play the winner of Barcelona vs Shaktar Donetsk. The semi-final legs will be played on April 26/27 and May 3/4.