City face Hamburg test
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Big spending English Premier League outfit Manchester City were given a chance to avenge defeat to a German club in the UEFA Cup some 30 years ago when they were drawn against Hamburg in the UEFA Cup quarter-finals.

City, who have failed to shine in the Premier League despite massive investment in players after being bought by the Abu Dhabi United consortium, last reached the UEFA Cup quarter-finals in 1979 only to be beaten by another German side Borussia Monchengladbach.

It will see City manager Mark Hughes pitting his wits against Martin Jol, with whom he has crossed paths with when the Dutchman was managing Tottenham Hotspur.

Should Hamburg progress and deny City their last hope of silverware this season they could play Bundesliga rivals Werder Bremen in the last four after they were drawn with Udinese, the sole remaining Italian club in European club competition.

The other two matches are both France-Ukraine clashes as Paris Saint Germain play Dynamo Kiev and Marseille take on Shakhtar Donetsk - setting up a potentially explosive semi-final between the two French rivals.

Quarter-finals
SV Hamburg (GER) - Manchester City (ENG)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) - Dynamo Kiev (UKR)
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) - Marseille (FRA)
Werder Bremen (GER) - Udinese (ITA)

Semi-finals
Werder Bremen (GER)/Udinese (ITA) - SV Hamburg (GER)/Manchester City (ENG)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)/Dynamo Kiev (UKR) - Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)/Marseille (FRA)