There were howls of expectant excitement at the respective homes of Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea this morning when the two giants, both previous winners of the trophy, were drawn together in the quarter final stages of this year's competition.
Chelsea, who went through against FC Copenhagen - home of prolific children's fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen - will have home advantage in the first leg, whilst United, who scraped past Marseille, won't.
The tie has already attracted the attention of experts, who expertly expounded:
"This could be very exciting!"
At Stamford Bridge, one fan reacted to the news by screaming deliriously, and saying:
Meanwhile, at Old Trafford, United supporters were no less jubilant. They stood on the main car park and cheered when the match-up was announced. They told us:
The first leg takes place at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday 6 April, with the second leg scheduled excitingly for the following Tuesday 12 April at the Theatre of Dreams.