Back Page Football contributor Ger McCarthy looks at the main talking points following Tuesday night’s Champions League quarter-final first leg tie in the Santiago Bernabeu.
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The highly anticipated Champions League quarter-final ties kick off on Tuesday evening with the mouth-watering clash of Real Madrid versus Tottenham Hotspur as well as Inter Milan hosting Schalke 04.
Manchester United, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid qualified for quarter finals of the 2011 Champions League following an exciting week’s action which saw the Round of 16 completed.
Chelsea already has one foot in the quarter finals of the Champions League while Real Madrid face the tricky prospect of eliminating a Olympique Lyonnais side with a fine record against Spanish opposition in Wednesday night’s Round of 16 games.
Manchester United and Bayern Munich will look to build on the clean sheets obtained during their Round of 16 first legs and secure quarter final berths at the expense of Olympique de Marseille and Inter Milan in Tuesday night’s Champions League games.
Tottenham Hotspur go in search of a place in the last eight of the 2011 UEFA Champions League when AC Milan are the visitors to White Hart Lane on Wednesday in what promises to be another night of exciting action in the Champions League.
Barcelona and Shaktar Donetsk are the first two clubs through to the 2011 UEFA Champions League quarter finals following a night of drama in the Camp Nou and Donbass Arena Round of 16 second leg ties.
The second legs of the Champions League Round of 16 resume on Tuesday evening with the mouth-watering clash of Barcelona versus Arsenal topping the bill and a Roma side under new management looking to overturn a first leg defeat at the hands of Shaktar Donetsk.
The race for the Premier League crown is set to intensify over the coming weeks and the contenders have just two short months to overtake current leaders and title favourites Manchester United.
The final games in the Champions League Round of 16 managed to produce just a single goal between them as Manchester United drew a blank away to Marseille and Bayern Munich earned a valuable away win at Inter Milan writes Ger McCarthy.