Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Barca Players Want Manchester United Or Porto In The Champions League

Barca Players Want Manchester United Or Porto In The Champions League

Who is in the Champions League quarter-final?

There is the prospect of the two clubs being paired together, or against fellow Premier League rivals Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur, while Barcelona, Juventus, Ajax and Porto are the other potential opponents.

All the four Premier League teams competing in the Champions League this season have made it to the quarter-finals.

Liverpool made it a flawless four for English clubs in the UEFA Champions League this season as they beat Bayern Munich to join Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham in the quarterfinals.

Tottenhamand Manchester City enjoyed a comfortable route to the quarter-finals thanks to wins over Bundesliga sides Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04, while Liverpool needed a strong performance in their second leg against Bayern Munich to book their place in the last eight.

England's preparations for their Nations League semi-final against the Netherlands on June 6 could be thrown into disarray if two English Premier League teams reach the Champions League final, national team manager Gareth Southgate has said.

Pep Guardiola's side are widely considered one of the favourites to win the Champions League, despite the presence of teams such as Juventus and Barcelona in the competition.

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Secondly there is no joy in the other English teams being there.

"They deserve to be there and we know they will be tough teams".

The last time Juventus faced Barcelona was in 2017/18 and the Italian side knocked out the Catalans, as a 3-0 victory in Turin was followed by a 0-0 draw at the Camp Nou.

But Sherwood thinks that while they may have more games to play by remaining in both competitions, they are right not to prioritise.

Messi, whose brilliance was key to Guardiola's two Champions League triumphs with Barcelona, is just as risky as Ronaldo and it will be intriguing to see whether any of England's four clubs can find a way to overcome the game's two modern greats.

"It looked at Bayern that the pressure wasn't on their shoulders as it was a different competition".

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