We’re at the business end of the continental competitions with the quarter-final draws for the Champions and Europa Leagues taking place.

Tottenham take on Manchester City in the all-English affair. On the same side of the draw, Ajax – following their sensational win over Real Madrid – will play Juventus.

Liverpool have drawn Porto with the winner facing either Barcelona or Manchester United, who scraped into the last eight after their win over Paris Saint-Germain.

Spurs and City will be sick of each other with the sides scheduled to play three times in 12 days – with both legs of this tie as well as a Premier League game.

Thanks to that match up, at least one English side will progress to the semis, with the potential for three of the last four to hail from England.

Thanks to Real Madrid’s absence there will be a new champion of Europe for the first time in three seasons.

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In the Europa League, Arsenal vs Napoli is the pick of the games. The winner from that match will take on the winner of the all-Spanish tie with Villareal and Valencia locking horns.

Chelsea face Slavia Prague with Benfica and Eintracht Frankfurt completing that side of the draw.

Benfica, Napoli and Valencia may have an advantage over their rivals after starting the continental competitions in the Champions League.

In the last six years, every Europa League final has included at least one team that featured in the Champions League after they had been knocked out and then seeded for the Europa League.

Which ties are you looking most forward to?

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Marissa Lordanic
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