Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has said that the home leg of Manchester United’s Champions League quarter-final tie could be reversed in the event of a clash with that involving Manchester City, depending on the outcome of Friday’s draw.
Reports say, the two Manchester clubs are through to the last eight alongside two other Premier League sides, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool adding that unlike in previous rounds, there is no longer any country protection in the draw, meaning teams from the same domestic league can now face one another which throws open the possibility of a Manchester derby in the quarter-finals.
UEFA has said following a decision made by the relevant local authorities, that Manchester City and Manchester United cannot play at home on the same night, nor on consecutive nights.
UEFA also said that the semi-final draw will also take place on Friday, and the calendar for the semi-finals will be communicated to all parties on April 18, 2019, following the return legs of the quarter-finals.
According to the reports, Juventus, Barcelona, Porto and Ajax complete the Champions League quarter-final line-up.