5 European champions in Champions League quarterfinals draw
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 15, 2018 08:18 AM
Barcelona's Lionel Messi blows a kiss after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League round of sixteen second leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Five former European champions with a combined 29 titles will be in the Champions League quarterfinals draw on Friday.
Five-time winner Barcelona completed the lineup Wednesday, joining Real Madrid (12 titles), Bayern Munich and Liverpool (5 each), and Juventus (2) in the draw at UEFA headquarters.
Manchester City, Roma and Sevilla are seeking a first title in the 63-year history of the European Cup and Champions League.
Madrid aims to be the first club to win in three straight years since Bayern won its third title in 1976.
The open draw for the quarterfinals is the first stage of the competition with no seeding and no restrictions on teams from the same country playing each other.
The two-leg ties are played from April 3-11.