Battle-lines drawn: Chelsea play United
English Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea will clash in the Champions League quarter-finals after being drawn in a rematch of their 2008 Champions League final on Friday. The drawsports Updated: Mar 19, 2011 02:04 IST
English Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea will clash in the Champions League quarter-finals after being drawn in a rematch of their 2008 Champions League final on Friday.
Premier League leaders United will travel to Chelsea for the first leg and will have the home advantage at Old Trafford for the return leg. Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties in the final in Moscow three years ago.Champions Inter Milan have been drawn against yet another German opposition in Schalke 04.
Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk face a daunting trip to tournament favourites Barcelona for their first leg before hosting the Spaniards in the second leg.
Jose Mourinho will return to England yet again as Tottenham Hostpurs have been drawn against Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Magath back at Wolfsburg
Berlin: Felix Magath returned as coach of VfL Wolfsburg on Friday, almost two years since he steered them to the Bundesliga title and just two days after his acrimonious split with Schalke 04.
Magath, who has a contract until 2013, was sacked by Schalke on Wednesday following a mediocre Bundesliga season and despite their Champions League last eight and German Cup final qualification.
“I would not have taken over any other club apart from Wolfsburg," Magath told a large crowd of reporters during his speedily arranged official presentation.
"It is difficult to take over at this stage. Time is running out."