Who would’ve thought that Ajax would annihilate Real Madrid in the Round of 16… What about Ronaldo’s hat trick past Atletico Madrid? The Portuguese goat is surely something else. Liverpool silencing the Allianz Arena with a massive 3-1 over Bayern… Tottenham’s 4-0 on the Aggregate over Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund. And we haven’t even mentioned Manchester United’s last-minute comeback over PSG in Paris. Furthermore, the reality is that so much happened in this UEFA Champions League so far…
And today we’re gonna be covering each one of the quarter-finals confronts. Who is your favorite to win the European competition? There will be any surprises in the Semifinals/Final? Leave a comment below!
Liverpool – Porto
Apparently, this is the dream confront for the Reds. The ideal scenario. If we go back in time, these two have faced each other in last season’s UCL. The result? Only the worst defeat at home for Porto in their European history. 5-0 Liverpool. Sadio Mane scored a hat trick, while Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino scored the other goals. However, This time I feel that’s going to be different. Liverpool will make it to the semifinals, but it will be way harder. I think Liverpool will beat Porto 2-0 at Anfield and a 1-1 at the Estadio do Dragao. So, 3-1 Liverpool on Aggregate.
Manchester City – Tottenham
This one is tough. A domestic clash between the second and the fourth place in the English Premier League. The first leg will be at Tottenham’s brand new Stadium. I think that this game will be the key factor in this confront. The Blues of Manchester were eliminated exactly in the quarterfinals last season for Liverpool. The decisive factor? 1st leg Anfield’s terrifying atmosphere. Hence, you could see the fear in City’s players in that match. It ended up 3-0, all of the goals scored in the first half. So, if the Spurs can replicate that performance from Liverpool and their supporters, I think that Mauricio Pocchetino’s men will make it to the Semifinals. Otherwise, it will be hard for the Spurs. However, I will back Tottenham. The Spurs will win 3-0 at home and will be defeated 2-1 away. 4-2 Tottenham on Aggregate.
Manchester United – Barcelona
United proved that we cannot exclude them. They aren’t the best team in this UEFA Champions League. It’s pretty much the opposite. So, in my opinion, they are today, at the same level as Ajax and Porto. With that said… I think that Barcelona will reach the semifinals. Lionel Messi is living an outstanding season so far. One of his best seasons ever. The Argentine is incredible. Barcelona wins 2-1 at Old Trafford and 3-1 at the Camp Nou. 5-2 Barcelona on Aggregate.
Ajax – Juventus
Ajax’s campaign is awesome so far. They made it to the knockout stages passing through a tough group at the Group Stages. Then, they got Real Madrid in the Round of 16 draws. And maybe not even the most optimistic Ajax supporter would have imagined a 4-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu. Absolutely incredible. So, in my opinion, they can go through. As long as Cristiano Ronaldo – who is injured – can’t play for Juventus. If he plays, then it’s over for the Dutch. As I have this doubt, both games will end up 2-2. And God will decide the winner in the Penalty shootouts.
These are my predictions, you guys! Let’s see if I can get 4 out of 4!