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No easy games

Bayern primed for quarter-final draw

High noon in Nyon! All eyes at Bayern will be fixed on UEFA Headquarters in the Swiss town from midday on Friday for the Champions League quarter and semi-final draw, where Jürgen Klinsmann and his men are hoping for an attractive last eight tie.

“I don’t want Barcelona,” said Daniel Van Buyten. “It needn’t be Liverpool,” offered Uli Hoeneß, although everyone at the club is fully aware there are no easy opponents on offer this time. The draw features 2006 winners Barca, 2007 champions Liverpool, last season’s winners Manchester United, their defeated final opponents Chelsea, London side Arsenal, Portuguese leaders Porto and Spanish outfit Villarreal. “If we get a good draw we could go a long way,” said captain Mark van Bommel.