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Champions League: shots and predictions on the quarter-finals

Juventus vs Ajax

After two different heroes in their respective sixteenth rounds, Juventus and Ajax will face in the quarter-finals. The Ajax, as an alleged underdog, won the hearts of the fans with an incredible 4-1 victory on the road against the three-time Real Madrid champion in Santiago Bernabéu. C & # 39 was, obviously, an important factor that was missing from the side of Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo.

One of the best to set foot on the field was busy with his heroes while his old club was massacred in their own stadium. Ronaldo took Juventus behind for a 3-0 win with a hat-trick and a 3-2 aggregate. The Ajax will now have to beat Ronaldo and the Turin side. The matchup, perhaps, will show how much credit for the last three Champions League titles is due to a spectacular man.

The Ajax is young and talented, while Juventus is lived. Two different mentalities and two different stories. It's definitely fun to watch the emerging Dutch, so watch the games as carefully as possible – it could be the last two games watching them this season on the biggest stage.

Can Sarıöz


Jasper Sundeen: Ajax 3, Juventus 2

Jack Whaley: Juventus 6, Ajax 2

Spencer Golanka: Juventus 4, Ajax 1

Can Sarıöz: Juventus 4, Ajax 2

FC Barcelona vs. Manchester United

Two of Europe's blood blue clash in the quarter-finals of this year. With the defending champions of Real Madrid now absent, Barcelona will try to do the semi-finals for the first time since the club won the competition in 2015.

Manchester United has not seen this phase of the competition since 2014. After the team has had to fight for the first half of this season under José Mourinho, the new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given new life to this team.

Barcelona has the best team on paper. Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez lead the most dynamic attack threat on the planet, and Marc-André ter Stegen will be almost impossible to mark.

Manchester United has less talent, but after the Red Devils upset Paris Saint-Germain in the second round, few will question their ability to win at the highest levels. Barcelona has leaked its last three quarter-final opportunities. The Red Devils have the ability to extend the Barça series, with a frustrating defense that will clog the center of the field and a style of counterattack that takes advantage of every opportunity.

Barcelona, ​​for its part, must be clinical. Messi has a weakness to become anonymous when it matters most, and if it is inconsistent, Barcelona will fight.

This is the most unpredictable of quarter-final matches and will probably be defined by which team is able to stay focused on both games. Anyone who makes the fewest mistakes will advance towards the semi-finals.

Jasper Sundeen


JS Manchester United (away goals) 3, Barcelona 3

JW Barcelona 5, Manchester United 4

SG Barcelona 3, Manchester United 2

CS Barcelona 2, Manchester United 1

Liverpool vs. FC Porto

Familiar enemies in the Champions League knockout match, the Liverpool Reds are strongly favored by their Portuguese counterparts, probably the most unbalanced draw on this list. Even if Porto runs towards its eleventh consecutive victory, few observers doubt that their defense will be able to overcome the deadly trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah at the forefront of Liverpool's attack.

Last season in the Champions League, Liverpool beat Porto 5-0 in the round of 32 on the Reds route to be a Champions League finalist. As for their current position as Premier League promises, the Reds are just as good, if not better than those of last season, with defender Virgil van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson Becker who changed Liverpool's defense complex for the better . They are coming out 3-1 against Southampton and always seem ready to take a deep run in this tournament.

Unlocking that robust defense has been almost impossible so far this season for the best Europeans. If Porto must have any chance in this draw, strikers Soares and Yacine Brahimi will have to play the draw of their lives, with maximum exchange and the ability to attack with midfielders. It is not impossible, but highly unlikely that Porto will get a semblance of success in this draw. 6-1 in Liverpool in total.

Spencer Golanka


SG Liverpool 6, Porto 1

JS Liverpool 7, Porto 3

JW Liverpool 4, Porto 0

CS Liverpool 6, Porto 2

Manchester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur

The draw for Man City and Tottenham is interesting, as the two Premier League rivals will be more than familiar with one another in April, playing three times in 11 days. The mutual familiarity between the two parties will surely spark an interesting Champions League round.

Both teams have some injuries during the first game, but Sergio AgüeroMuscle tension seems to be the big question since Tuesday is just around the corner. Gabriel Jesus did a fantastic job when his name was called and scored four goals in his five Champions League appearances this season.

Kyle Walker was also injured on Saturday at his hamstring against Brighton in the FA Cup semi-finals, and his status for Tuesday's game is still unknown, despite having played the injury against Brighton. Even with defenders Fabian Delph and Oleksandr Zinchenko set aside, City will surely be optimistic that Walker can make an appearance on Tuesday.

In particular for Tottenham, Eric Dier, Erik Lamela and Serge Aurier will be marginalized. However, these injuries should not be too great a problem for Spurs.

With what Manchester City has played this season, it's hard to imagine that the team will fall in Tottenham in the Champions League this year. Comparing the teams' Premier League match, the city is currently second in the league with 80 points. Tottenham is right behind his third-place rival in the standings. The spurs, however, are still 16 points behind Man City, which shows the true gap between the two clubs.

The domination of Manchester City over the Spurs in the Premier League should be transferred to the Champions League, and I expect an overall high score of 5-2 for City.

Jack Whaley


JW Manchester City 5, Tottenham Hotspur 2

JS Manchester City 5, Tottenham Hotspur 3

SG Manchester City 5, Tottenham Hotspur 3

CS Manchester City 4, Tottenham Hotspur 3

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