Fri. Aug 23rd, 2019

Champions League: UCL quarter-final fixtures on 9 April 2019

mohamed salah liverpool 2019Liverpool host Porto while Tottenham and Man City contest an all-EPL tussle on Tuesday.

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UCL fixtures on 9 April

Liverpool vs FC Porto – 21:00

Liverpool continue their quest to go one better in this campaign’s Champions League when they take on FC Porto in the quarter-final first leg at Anfield.

Last season’s beaten finalists came through an imposing last 16 clash against Bayern Munich with flying colours last month.

A goalless first leg on Merseyside looked to have left the tie in the balance.

But the Reds came good in Bavaria thanks to a Sadio Mane double either side of a Virgil van Dijk goal, leaving Joel Matip’s own goal a mere smudge on their record.

Porto came through a nerve-jangling knockout against last season’s semi-finalists Roma.

The tie went to extra time with the aggregate score locked at 3-3 following the second leg at the Estadio do Dragao.

A 117th-minute VAR review gave Alex Telles the opportunity to send the Portuguese side into the last eight from the penalty spot.

Tottenham vs Manchester City – 21:00

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Raheem Sterling scores to rescue Manchester City in the Champions League. Photo: Odd ANDERSEN / AFP.

Manchester City make the short trip to London for their Champions League quarter-final first leg clash with Premier League rivals Tottenham.

Pep Guardiola’s reigning domestic champions sealed an all-English tie thanks to a barnstorming performance in the last 16.

City survived a first leg wobble in Germany to come home with a 3-2 lead after their first leg with Schalke.

And they turned on the style back at the Etihad with a 7-0 thumping sealed thanks to a double from Sergio Aguero and goals from Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Wes Foden and Gabriel Jesus.

Tottenham, by contrast, blew their tie with Borussia Dortmund apart in the first leg at Wembley.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side took a 3-0 advantage to Germany and saw off their Bundesliga hosts by the only goal on the night, as Harry Kane became Spurs’ leading European scorer.

They now welcome City’s slickers to their handsome new stadium, which will host continental competition for the first time since its glitzy recent opening.

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