Champions League Quarter Finals
The 2018-2019 Champions League quarter finals are set for April 9 and April 10 with the return legs one week later. The first leg match up are as follows:
|April 9||April 10|
|Liverpool – FC Porto|
Tottenham Hotspur – Manchester City
|Ajax – Juventus|
Manchester United – Barcelona
In the round of 16 Ronaldo and Juventus overcame Atletico Madrid. Manchester City destroyed Schalke to do the same and Barcelona did the same to Lyon. Liverpool piled pressure on Nico Kovac and Bayern Munich to get here and so did Manchester United on Thomas Tuchel and PSG. Porto did enough to eliminate an out of form Roma. Tottenham’s relatively easy 4-0 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund was a small upset. Ajax played a perfect return game at Real Madrid to cause the biggest upset and news of the round of 16.
Since the round of 16 Manchester United have lost some form and are more vulnerable now. Barcelona still first in La Liga and still on form could easily eliminate United.
Ajax may not be able to create another big casualty versus a Juventus team that should have Ronaldo back from injury.
Manchester City are on course on many fronts and probably remain superior to Tottenham that is having a somewhat disappointing second half of season in England.
Liverpool are matching Manchester City in the English Premier League title race and expect to move forward in the Champions League versus the Portuguese club.