Mon. May 20th, 2019

Champions League: UCL quarter-final fixtures on 10 April 2019

paul pogba goal champions league manchester unitedManchester United meet Barcelona for a UCL glamour tie, as Juventus go to Ajax on Wednesday.

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UCL fixtures on 10 April

Manchester United vs Barcelona – 21:00

Two of modern football’s giants 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, as well as having waltzed into the UCL quarters.

It wasn’t a straightforward mission after their first leg against Lyon, with the French side clinging on to take a 0-0 scoreline to the Nou Camp.

But Barca cranked it up a notch in their own back yard to seal a 5-1 thumping thanks to a Lionel Messi brace and goals from Philippe Coutinho, Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele.

United’s progression had far more drama, with a controversial late VAR call from the officials allowing Marcus Rashford to dump out Paris Saint-Germain in the 94th minute of their second leg.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had looked down and out after losing the first leg 2-0 and being pegged back to 1-1 on the night at the Parc de Princes.

But Romelu Lukaku kept them in it with his second of the night before Rashford’s heroics from the spot.

Ajax vs Juventus – 21:00

Juventus will have to be on their mettle as they travel to Amsterdam to tackle the bright young things of Ajax in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Dutch side produced a sparkling display in the Bernabeu to knock out defending champions Real Madrid with a breathtaking 5-3 aggregate victory.

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 reply looked like making for a nervy finish but Lasse Schone had other ideas, scoring his side’s fourth on the night to dump out the Galacticos.

- Champions League: UCL quarter-final fixtures on 10 April 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo was the Juventus hero as they completed an eye-popping turnaround of their own to overcome Atletico Madrid in their last 16 tussle.

The Portuguese legend came good for the serial Serie A champions as he knocked in a timely hat-trick, including an 86th-minute penalty to seal their last eight berth.

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