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Meet your quarterfinal opponents.
Meet your quarterfinal opponents.

Big day everyone. Short & sweet links. Lets get to it.

Team News

-We've drawn nine time Champions League winners Real Madrid in the quarterfinals. Full draw here.

-Assistant Joe Jordan will not be available for the first leg match, due to UEFA handing him a one game suspension over his dust up with Milan's Gennaro Gattuso.

-Defender William Gallas, THANKFULLY, does not have a more serious injury as previously feared. Meanwhile, holding midfielder Wilson Palacios will be out three weeks after receiving surgery on his knee. 

-Spurs will be facing West Ham United tomorrow morning at the Lane. Kickoff is an early one (8:45 am ET). Gareth Bale is hopeful the team faces the challenge head on

Around the league

-While the Spurs march on in European play, several EPL teams crashed out of theirs yesterday. In the Europea League, Liverpool were held to a scoreless draw by Braga while Manchester City's Mario Balotelli got a red card & helped the Citizens drop out of the competition. 

-There's a coaching carousel happening in the Bundesliga. After being sacked by Schalke 04, Felix Magath resurfaces with Wolfsburg, while Schalke hires ex-manager Ralf Rangnick. Bayern's manager Louis van Gaal is stepping down in the summer, and Fulham boss Mark Hughes emerges as a candidate to lead the Bavarian giants.

 

There will be plenty of Champions League analysis later today from the CFC staff, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, what are your reactions to the draw?