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Jol pleased as Hamburg draw Man City in UEFA Cup quarters

Manchester City have drawn Martin Jol's Hamburg in the UEFA Cup quarterfinals.

Hamburg will be a step up in class for Mark Hughes' men, who needed penalties to scrape past Aalborg in the last round.

The Bundesliga outfit came from 2-0 down to beat Galatasaray 3-2 in Istanbul on Thursday night and are very much in the race for the German title.

Jol told the club's official website: "Manchester City are a team that for me are among the best six in England.

"They are very strong in every area of the team. I am therefore convinced that we will see two good games. Our goal in the semi-finals."

On drawing Hamburg, City boss Mark Hughes said: "At this stage of the competition, it's always going to be difficult because there are no weak teams in the last eight. I think this is the plum tie to come out of the draw.

"There's the connection with Hamburg with us having Vincent and Nigel here, and we played them in pre-season which should help our preparations," he added on the club's website.

"We are a very different side from then to now, and we can look forward to this with confidence."

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