The draw has been made for the quarter and semi finals of the Champions League and Manchester United and Manchester City have both discovered their fate. United have been drawn against Barcelona while City face Premier League rivals Tottenham. City will play their first leg away before hosting Mauricio Pochettino's side at the Etihad for the second leg. United should have also been playing at home for the second leg but because they can't play on the same night as City their tie has been reversed and they will play away first. The draw for the semi final has also taken place and there won't be a Manchester derby. City will face the winner of Ajax vs Juventus while United will face either Liverpool or Porto should they progress to the last four of the European competition. Scroll down for reaction and to find out how the draw played out. Key Events Dates for the draws confirmed 12:12 United draw Barcelona 11:15 Manchester City draw confirmed 11:15 12:12 KEY … [Read more...] about Champions League quarter final draw LIVE Man United and Man City updates
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Ajax vs Juventus Ajax cannot be underestimated having dethroned Real Madrid and with their exciting young team, with Frenkie de Jong catching the eye, but Juventus will be expected to progress. They are a wholly different, Cristiano Ronaldo-led prospect to a disorganised, demotivated Madrid side. It will be interesting to see the Dutch attack Juventus’s Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci centred defence. Still Ajax will not fear anyone and could give the Italians a scare. But Juventus should make it.Prediction: Juventus Liverpool vs Porto Facing Porto was the draw every other team wanted. They are the rank outsiders even if they have a fiery but highly-rated coach in Sergio Conceicao. Liverpool will be delighted – especially as memories will be fresh of the 5-0 thrashing they handed out in Porto last season. The Portuguese have done well to get this far, knocking out Roma, having overturned a two-goal deficit, but it would be a huge shock if Liverpool do not go … [Read more...] about Champions League predictions – who of Liverpool, Man Utd, Man City and Spurs can expect to reach the semi-finals?
Aggregate score: 3-3; United win on away goals “United are back,” they sang at the end. And they are. Whatever happens now, this was Manchester United as they want to be known; as they were known. And they partied like it was 1999. They made history again and that raucous wedge of 2,000 United fans sang and sang again in the rain long after their heroic players had sprinted to them in disbelieving joy at what they had achieved. They also sang long after Paris St-Germain had slumped to the turf distraught, Kylian Mbappe in tears. If there were any doubts as to whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves to be confirmed as the next United manager, then that should now change. Hang logic or process or waiting – just give it to him. The day before, Solksjaer had said there was no such thing as a lost cause and while everyone nodded, no one believed. But he did. No team in Champions League history had overturned a 2-0 deficit from the first leg. United did and without 10 … [Read more...] about Man Utd pull off incredible comeback as Paris St-Germain capitulate in Europe after dramatic late VAR decision
They say the video assistant referee is killing the drama in football. Not here. No way. This was the most incredible, astonishing unforgettable finish as Manchester United were awarded a controversial 90thminute penalty to knock Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League. Marcus Rashford took it, driving the ball high into the net and the United bench exploded – it felt just like 1999. It really did. PSG were stunned. The world was stunned. There were then four minutes of added time. It felt like an eternity with PSG reacting with fury after the award which seemed harsh. Sure Presnel Kimpembe blocked Diogo Dalot’s shot which hit his elbow but the defender had turned his back. Even so after consulting with the VAR on the side of the pitch referee Damir Skomina gave the penalty. No fewer than 106 times has a team unsuccessfully previously tried to overcome a 2-0 deficit from the first leg of a Champions League tie. There will not be a 107th. That United, severely … [Read more...] about Man Utd pull off incredible comeback win as PSG capitulate in Europe again after dramatic late VAR decision
The Premier League title. The biggest prize in English football. The accolade of being the best team in the land. Liverpool are competing to be crowned champions for the first time since 1990 after an impressive season under Jurgen Klopp. Standing in their way are holders Manchester City, who have emerged as one of Europe's top teams with Pep Guardiola in charge. Most expect the title race to go the distance. Read More Must-read Liverpool FC stories from the past 24 hours So what is the run-in for the two main contenders? Sat, March 2: Bournemouth v Man City (3pm) City won the reverse fixture 3-1 back in December, although they were made to work hard for it with Bournemouth having levelled before the break. However, City have won all seven previous Premier League meetings between the sides and have never lost to the South Coast side. Sun, March 3: Everton v Liverpool (4.15pm) The 233rd Merseyside derby sees Everton seeking their first win in meetings between the Merseyside rivals … [Read more...] about How Liverpool can beat Man City to the Premier League title