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Drawing conclusions in Champs League

Updated: March 18, 2011, 2:10 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

Football purists can temporarily breathe easy. Barcelona and Real Madrid avoided each other in the Champions League quarterfinals.

We can look forward, though, to the Spanish giants colliding in the semifinals, which is even better than the pair meeting in the final -- two games instead of one.

Barcelona will be favored to top entertainers Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid to get past exciting Champions League debutant Tottenham. As for the pick of the quarterfinals, ...

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