UEFA Cup Quarterfinals set to conclude

UEFA Cup Quarterfinals set to conclude

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UEFA Cup Quarterfinals set to conclude

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by GIANFRANCO PANIZO

While Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona have all booked their place in the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League, they are not the only teams remaining in search of European glory.

Today kicks off the second legs of the UEFA Cup quarterfinals and although eight teams are left, three of them are already in a hole.

Losing 3-1 in the first legs, Manchester City and Udinese need big performances at home in order to eliminate their German foes. The Blues need Robinho and co. to win by two in order to topple Hamburg SV (2:30pm, Fox Soccer Channel), while Udinese will need a similar result.

Marseille needs to erase a two-goal deficit when Shakhtar Donetsk travels to Stade Velodrome today (2:30pm, Fox Sports Espanol). After falling 2-0 in last week's first leg, the French club is hoping that its supporters will fully pack their stadium and that they can help intimidate their Ukranian counterparts.

After a scoreless draw in the first leg, Dynamo Kiev and Paris Saint-Germain's match surprisingly remains as the most intriguing one on today's slate (12:30pm, Setanta USA).

What do you think of today's quarterfinal matchups? Will Dynamo Kiev's home-field advantage help them book a place in the semis? Can Werder Bremen hold on to their lead? Is Marseille capable of stunning Shakhtar Donetsk? Do you see a Manchester City miracle in the making?

Share your thoughts below.

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