The surprising departure of the second round of the Champions League feeds the best expectations for Valencia. The other favorites are missing and have complicated their playoffs, leaving the way open to the Emery to qualify for the title, with more affordable rivals.
UEFA held on March 16 the draw for the quarterfinals and semifinals of the tournament, in which black and white team hopes to have the help of fortune to go on the side easiest way to the end of May 9 at the National Arena in Bucharest. Even if it exceed Valencia PSV Eindhoven, and then you can meet in the quarterfinals of any of the rivals to go ahead, including two Spanish: Athletic and Atletico, who could now become the major threat.
The dates are scheduled for the quarter-finals will be on Thursday March 29 and April 5, while the semifinals will be played on 19 and 26 April.
A priori, between teams to avoid because of their status would be more powerful both Manchester United and City. The Old Trafford seem to have more difficult access to rooms after the defeat they suffered at the Theatre of Dreams against Athletic. But that command celestial Silva, Aguero or can not rely Balotelli after falling in Lisbon against Sporting by the minimum.
Other rivals whose elimination would come from pearls are Schalke and Twente Raul, and probably the Olympiacos after winning 0-1 in the first leg. Athletic or would be as dangerous as Besiktas Athletic, while the survivor of the tie between Standard Liege and Hannover 96 seems more than affordable, like the AZ Alkmaar, who won 2-0 at a priori Udinese feared.
There will be felled first PSV and await the wayward fortune did not turn your back to Emery, as in the draw for the Copa del Rey.