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Hamburg draw Man City in UEFA Cup

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(CNN) -- Bundesliga title chasers SV Hamburg have been paired with Premier League Manchester City in the draw for the quarterfinals of the UEFA Cup made on Friday.

Hamburg boss Martin Jol will lock horns with English opposition again.

Hamburg boss Martin Jol will lock horns with English opposition again.

Both teams had to battle past tough opponents in the last 16, with Martin Jol's Hamburg needing a last-minute goal by Ivica Olic in Turkey to see off Galatasaray 4-3 on aggregate.

City required penalties to beat Danish side Aalborg with goalkeeper Shay Given their hero.

Given joined from Newcastle in the January transfer window as the Abu Dhabi-owned side flexed their financial muscles again and the Irish international said his team would step up their game for the later stages of the UEFA Cup.

"We are getting to the exciting end of the tournament now and we have got some big players in our changing room," he told Press Association.

"The closer we get to the final, the more they will be right up for it."

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  • The winner of the Hamburg-Manchester City tie will play Serie A Udinese or Bundesliga Werder Bremen in the semifinals.

    Werder Bremen put out AC Milan in the last 32, while Udinese saw off defending champions Zenit St. Petersburg to reach the last eight so close matches are in prospect.

    French giants Paris Saint-Germain play Dynamo Kiev in another quarterfinal tie with the winner facing either Marseille or Shakhtar Donetsk.

    The draw throws up the prospect of an all-French or all-Ukraine semifinal.

    The first legs of the quarterfinals are April 9 and the returns are on April 16.

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