Manchester United vs. Barcelona tops Champions League quarterfinals | Soccer

Barcelona and Manchester United will face one another within the choose of the Champions League quarterfinal matchups.

United defied the chances in reaching the final eight, because it progressed previous Paris Saint-Germain on away objectives after a 3-Three combination draw regardless of dropping the primary leg at residence, 2-0.

If United is to get to the semifinals it should actually have finished so the laborious means, as it’s attributable to face LaLiga champion Barcelona and Lionel Messi within the quarterfinals.

Ernesto Valverde’s males trounced Lyon, 5-1, on Wednesday — Messi starred with two objectives and assists – to ease into the following spherical, having performed out a goalless stalemate in France.

Whoever progresses from the Barca-United repeat of the 2008-09 and 2010-11 finals will play the winner of Liverpool vs. Porto, who defeated Bayern Munich and Roma, respectively, within the spherical of 16.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are among the many favorites having gone all the way in which to the ultimate final yr earlier than dropping to Actual Madrid.

Ajax impressively beat the defending champions, 5-3, owing a lot of that to a virtuoso show from Dusan Tadic within the 4-1 win on the Santiago Bernabeu final week.

Their reward is one other main problem, as they put together to go up in opposition to Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo, who impressed their turnaround in opposition to Atletico Madrid — scoring a second-leg hat-trick to safe a 3-Zero win as they battled again to progress 3-2.

The opposite tie is an all-English affair, with Manchester Metropolis and Tottenham set to tussle for the correct to play in opposition to Ajax or Juve within the final 4.

Champions League quarterfinal draw:

Ajax vs. Juventus
Liverpool vs. Porto
Tottenham vs. Manchester Metropolis
Barcelona vs. Manchester United


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