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Champions League Quarter Final Draw will be One to Remember

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Eduard Kingston
The Champions League is the main European tournament in Europe. The best teams face off against each other in hopes to be able to declare themselves as Champions of Europe in the end of the tournament. This year, the teams still remaining are: Real Madrid, Manchester City, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, and Paris Saint Germain.

Last Friday, the UEFA Champions League Quarter Finals draw was released leaving many fans in shock.

The Champions League is an annual soccer competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). It brings together the top football clubs from across Europe to compete for the title of European champions. A total of 32 teams take part in the competition.

“I am a Real Madrid fan and I couldn’t believe it when I saw that Real Madrid would play Manchester City. They are by far the two best teams in the world and it’s just crazy to believe how unlucky we were to have to play them in the quarterfinals. It should’ve been the final game,” senior Carlos Garcia said.

The eight teams qualified for this year’s quarter finals included: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and Paris Saint-Germain. To soccer enthusiasts like senior Sebastian Ulloa, this is one of the most competitive quarterfinal team rosters he has seen in a long time.

“All the teams seem to be pretty equal when it comes to quality level and all matches are going to be thrilling to watch,” Ulloa said.

The matches after the draw were: Atletico Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona, Bayern Munich vs Arsenal, and Real Madrid vs Manchester City. As the Champions League approaches its final match in the Wembley Stadium in London, students are excited about the potential final matchup and are already planning on traveling to watch the match.

“I feel like this year will be a good year for the Champions League. I have already bought a ticket to go to London and now I am just waiting to get the ticket for the match when it is released. It will be a once in a lifetime experience and something I am super excited for,” said senior Gero Stier.

The quarter final games will be played in the month of April in which the winner of each match will advance to play in the semi-final, one step closer to the Final.

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Eduardo Kingston
Eduardo Kingston, Sports Editor
Eduardo Kingston is the sports editor for "The Raider Voice." It's his third year on the staff. Outside of journalism he does swimming and plays water polo. He enjoys watching his soccer team Flamengo play whenever they have games.

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