Luis Díaz, one of the attractions of the quarterfinals of the Champions League

In the middle of football fervor that aroused the draw for the World Cup in Qatar, which will surely last for several days, will open the quarterfinal phase of the Champions League.

The first leg matches will be played between Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th April, while the return matches will be played between 12th and 13th of this month.

Thus, we Colombians will try to mitigate the hangover left by the fact of not having qualified for the World Cup, which increased with last Friday’s draw, seeing one of our compatriots in action, in the Europe’s main club tournament.

And it is that one of the first teams to enter the scene in this phase will be Luis Díaz’s Liverpool. The English representative will visit Benfica next Tuesday, in the first duel of the series, which will be played at the Da Luz Stadium starting at 2:00 pm (Colombian time).

The team led by Nélson Veríssimo has just left Ajax behind in Amsterdam, while the team led by Jürgen Norbert Klopp beat Inter Milan in the round of 16.

“I know that people will say that we are the favorites and things like that, but that is already the first mistake you could make. We’ve been in business too long to make these kinds of mistakes. I respect a lot what they are doing there, Benfica is a massive club. Lisbon, a great city, plus I spent my last week off on vacation there, so that’s a nice memory too. I was sitting in an outdoor cafe, I got the call and we made the decision in Lisbon,” Klopp said.

It is likely that the Guajiro attacker will start the first leg in Lisbon, especially since he was not taken into account in this Saturday’s match for the 30th date of the Premier League, in which the Reds defeated Watford 2-0.

According to the German coach, Díaz’s absence on Saturday was related to his recent participation in the South American qualifiers with the Colombian National Team, but he will surely have no problem including him in the next match.

the other matches

Next Tuesday they will also face each other at 2:00 pm, time in our country, Manchester City and Atletico Madrid. The Spanish team comes from eliminating the manchester unitedwhile the cast led by Pep Guardiola left Sporting Lisbon on the way.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday Villarreal will host Bayern and Chelsea will host Real Madrid. Both meetings will take place at 2:00 in the afternoon.