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Teams in both Champions and Europa league know fate

Man City have tough route to final

Manchester City have been handed a difficult path towards a potential Champions League final.

The draw for the quarters and semi finals have been made this morning, for when the competition resumes next month. City bring a 2-1 lead into their last 16 second leg with Real Madrid, and if they come through that game they’ll face either Juventus or Lyon in the last eight.

The winner of that quarter final will go up against one of Barcelona, Napoli, Bayern Munich or Chelsea in the final four. Barca and Napoli are level at 1-1 ahead of their last 16 second leg, while Bayern Munich have a 3-0 advantage on Chelsea.

The other side of the draw is much clearer. Leipzig will take on Atletico Maadrid in the quarter finals with the winner of that going up against either PSG or Italian side Atalanta.

In the Europa cup Manchester United, barring a miracle from Austrian club LASK, will progress as they have a 5-0 lead from the first leg and shall take on either Copenhagen or Istanbul Basaksehir in the quarters. The winner of that will play either Wolves/Olympiakos or Sevilla/Roma in the semi finals.

Awaiting one of those teams in the final will be either Inter Milan/Getafe or Bayer Levurkusen/Rangers vs Shakter Donetsk/Wolfsberg or Basel/Eintracht Frankfurt.

The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played as a straight knockout tournament in Germany in August. All these ties will be single-leg fixtures.

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