Chelsea have six games in 16 days so I'm sure they'll be delighted with a trip to Russia during that period. Tottenham won't be daunted by a tie with Basel - conquerors of Manchester United last season, mind you - although it will be difficult for Newcastle against Benfica, who of course started the season in the Champions League. Anyway there's only one way to find out. That's all for now. Bye.

That was the draw for the Europa League quarter-finals. The first legs will be on 4 April and the second legs will be on 11 April.

Benfica v Newcastle

Fenerbahce v Lazio

Tottenham v Basel

Chelsea v Rubin Kazan

Patrick Kluivert is doing the draw. Here we go.

These are the teams in the draw for the Europa League.

Tottenham

Chelsea

Newcastle

Lazio

Fenerbahce

Rubin Kazan

Benfica

Basel

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Next up, the big one: the Europa League draw. This is our time. This is the real quiz.

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The first legs of the quarter-finals will be played on 2 and 3 April and the second legs of the 9 and 10 April by the way.

They're not doing the draw for the semi-finals now. You can never have too many draws.

And that was the draw. So it's a repeat of the 1997 European Cup Winners' Cup final and a chance for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to hurt his old club, Barcelona, although the Swede will be suspended for the first leg. I suspect Barcelona will be pleased with that draw, especially as they have the second leg at home again. PSG are still developing and probably don't have enough over two legs to see off the might of Barcelona. Elsewhere it's Jose Mourinho v Didier Drogba. Ingerlund! Bayern v Juventus should be a brilliant tie and very tough to call, while Borussia Dortmund should probably be too good for Malaga.

Bayern Munich v Juventus

David Beckham Paris Saint-Germain v Barcelona

Real Madrid v Galatasaray

Malaga v Borussia Dortmund

To the draw! Steve McMananamaanamanan is shuffling balls.

Below the line, where the important people live, someone's annoyed because I didn't mention Celtic going out too.

Celtic went out.

What does that say about the strength of the Premier League?

"How long til the draw??" says Brogan Jones. Well it starts at 11am GMT but as you can see they're still having brunch.

Steve McLaren: "Nobody I know in Europe wants to play an English team." Well it's pretty big of all the English teams to get themselves knocked out then.

Here's how the rehearsal draw for the Champions League played out last night. What does it all mean?

Didn't Tottenham contrive to make a fine mess of that last night? I didn't see any football last night because I was playing football instead but I hear it was quite the performance from Tottenham. It does make you wonder whether they're going to do a Tottenham in the race for a top-four place. As for Chelsea, Fernando Torres is Back! Back! Back! and well done to Newcastle for seeing off a tricky Anzhi side.

By the way, it's often said that you should judge the strength of a league based on how its teams fare in the Europa League. So what to make of the Premier League now? I'm so confused. Maybe nothing means anything.

Arsenal. OUT! Manchester United. OUT! Manchester City. OUT! Chelsea. Sort of OUT!

But only the littlest of Englanders could fail to be excited by this draw. This is arguably set to be the most open Champions League for quite some time, with at least five teams in with a genuine chance of winning the competition, depending on the luck of the draw. You could make a good case for any of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus or Real Madrid winning it, and equally there are reasons to doubt all of them, as I'm about to prove with science.

  • Barcelona: Have the best player in the world. Probably still the best side in the world. But it doesn't take a lot to score against them - Milan took a pasting on Tuesday night but could easily have scored twice.
  • Bayern Munich: On a mission after their moronic defeat in last season's final and 20 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga. They took Arsenal to the cleaners in the first leg and yet doubts remain about little drops in focus; allowing Arsenal to score three over the tie has to be a cause for concern.
  • Borussia Dortmund: Jurgen Klopp's freewheeling side are simply brilliant going forward - swoon at Mario Gotze and and Marco Reus - but their lack of experience compared to their rivals might hurt them. Their defence might prove to be their undoing too.
  • Juventus: Clinical, cynical and in the habit of winning. Have Nicklas Bendtner Andrea Pirlo. But do they have that extra dash of class?
  • Real Madrid: Jose Mourinho. Cristiano Ronaldo. And question-marks against their ability to break down opponents who defend deep.

All in all, it's a pretty stellar cast and it's also good to see Galatasaray, Malaga and PSG in the hat. There's a wide spread of talent in Europe this season, and while all three sides are rank outsiders, they all have good players and good managers. They'll probably all be hoping to draw each other.

The draw starts when: Business Brunch is finished.

Followed by: The Europa League draw, featuring Chelsea, Newcastle and Tottenham!

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