- The Washington Times - Friday, March 20, 2009

NYON, SWITZERLAND (AP) - Liverpool was paired with Chelsea in the Champions League for the fifth time in five years on Friday, while Barcelona was matched against Bayern Munich in another quarterfinal.

Defending champion Manchester United will face FC Porto, which knocked United out in 2004. Arsenal plays Villarreal in a repeat of the 2006 semifinal won by the Gunners.

The first legs will be played April 7-8 and the second legs on April 14-15.

In the semifinals, Man United or Porto will face Villarreal or Arsenal, and Barcelona or Bayern Munich will meet Liverpool or Chelsea.

The first legs of the semifinals will be played April 28-29 and the return legs on May 5-6.

The Champions League is European soccer’s most prestigious competition.

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