Champions League: UCL quarter-final ‘Manchester United vs Barcelonaon’ and ‘Ajax vs Juventus’ fixtures on 10 April 2019
Manchester United versus Barcelona – 21:00
Two of modern football’s monsters meet in the Champions League last eight as Manchester United host Barcelona in the quarter-final first leg at Old Trafford.
The Catalan club come into the tie on the brink of sealing the La Liga title in Spain, just as having waltzed into the UCL quarters.
It was certainly not a direct mission after their first leg against Lyon, with the French side sticking on to take a 0-0 scoreline to the Nou Camp.
In any case, Barca turned it up a score in their own back yard to seal a 5-1 pounding gratitude to a Lionel Messi prop and objectives from Philippe Coutinho, Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele.
United’s progression had unquestionably more drama, with a questionable late VAR call from the authorities permitting Marcus Rashford to dump out Paris Saint-Germain in the 94th minute of their second leg.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had looked crestfallen in the wake of losing the main leg 2-0 and being pegged back to 1-1 on the night at the Parc de Princes.
Be that as it may, Romelu Lukaku kept them in it with his second of the night prior to Rashford’s heroics from the spot.
Ajax versus Juventus – 21:00
Juventus should be on their mettle as they travel to Amsterdam to handle the splendid youthful things of Ajax in the Champions League quarter-finals.
The Dutch side created a sparkling display in the Bernabeu to knock out guarding champions Real Madrid with an amazing 5-3 aggregate triumph.
Trailing 2-1 following VAR controversy in the first leg, the underdogs piled in with goals from Hakim Ziyech, David Neres and Dusan Tadic.
Marco Asensio’s answer looked like making for a nervy finish yet Lasse Schone had different thoughts, scoring his side’s fourth on the night to dump out the Galacticos.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the Juventus legend as they finished an eye-popping turnaround of their own to defeat Atletico Madrid in their last 16 tussle.
The Portuguese legend came useful for the serial Serie A champions as he knocked in an opportune hat-trick, including a 86th-minute punishment to seal their last eight berth.