Another great week of football is behind us, which included Chelsea and Manchester United making their way through to the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League. Chelsea overcame former striker Didier Drogba and Galatasaray, whilst United overturned a 2-0 deficit to record a 3-0 victory at Old Trafford. You can see the draw for the quarter a little later on in this article. But it wasn’t all glory for English teams in Europe, as Tottenham fell to Portuguese giants Benfica, 5-3 on aggregate, with the killer blow the three away goals Benfica scored in the first leg at White Hart Lane.
SoccerStarz were also proud to announce the release of even more four figurine blister packs, as we introduced a first for Brazil and a SoccerStarz debut for Adam Lallana with the 4th England Blister Pack. All these will be available in the near future so keep an eye out on our site and social pages.
Some brief headlines
– Fernando Torres has fuelled speculation that he could leave Chelsea in the summer for Atletico by saying it would be great to work under Diego Simeone
– Carlo Ancelotti backs Real Madrid’s Jese to come back stronger, following, a possible cruciate knee ligament injury
– Alvaro Negredo has been voted “buy of the season” in the Premier League
– Brazil’s 1958 winning captain Bellini has passed away aged 83
Below you can see all the mouth-watering Champions League and Europa League quarter-final ties.
Champions League Quarter-Final draw, (ties to be played on either 1st/2nd April & 8th/9th April)
Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid
Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund
Paris St. Germain vs Chelsea
Manchester United vs Bayern Munich
Europa League Quarter-Final draw (ties to be played on the 3rd and 10th April)
AZ Alkmaar vs Benfica
Lyon vs Juventus
Basel vs Valencia
Porto vs Sevilla
Some brilliant ties for the Quarter-Finals of both the Champions League and Europa League, comment below on who you think will qualify for the Semi-Finals of each competition.
Also a shout out to last week’s competition winner, Natasha Moore, who won both an orange-based Cesar Azpilicueta and a black-based David Luiz Blister pack.
Natasha sent us the image below.
This is Talk of the Turnstile and we will be back next week