Champions League – Barca face United as Juventus battle Ajax

Lionel Messi’s Barcelona will face Manchester United in the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League, while Christiano Ronaldo’s Juventus will face Ajax.

Manchester City will be taking on Tottenham, while Liverpool will battle Porto FC.

There is a high possibility of an all English finals with all four sides still in the competition.

Pep Guardiola is optimistic of leading City to a first Champions League glory, having won trophies already on the domestic scene and also having won the Champions League with Barcelona on two occasions.

Lionel Messi will be looking forward to helping his team and winning a fourth Champions League title of his remarkable career and must battle through a reinvigorated Manchester United team since the departure of Jose Mourinho.

The Red Devils had initially been fixed to travel to Camp Nou for the first leg but this will not be held in Manchester as a result of a fixture swap. This was because Manchester City who are drawn with Spurs cannot be a home on the same night with Manchester United as they are near neighbors.

Liverpool who suffered a heart break from Real Madrid in the finals last season will be looking forward to winning this time around.

Christiano Ronaldo will also be looking forward to justify his record transfer fee to Juventus this season having previously won the trophy several times with previous clubs. He disclosed in an interview that Juventus signed him to win the Champions League and therefore will be leaving no stone upturned to achieve this.

It will be a tough competition this time around as every team has very strong and relatable reasons to aspire towards winning the cup this year.


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