Messi bows to Ronaldo

Posted March 17, 2019

The quarterfinal draw is on Friday.

Instead, Mourinho favours seeing two all-English ties in the next round, with Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham all still in contention. Porto rallied from a 2-1 first-leg deficit to eliminate the Italians, a side that was in the semifinals just last season. If teams like Real Madrid and PSG are going out of the Champions League, that's important.

Dembele came off the bench to score Barca's final goal in Wednesday's 5-1 thrashing of Olympique Lyonnais which sent the Catalan team into the quarterfinals of Europe's top competition.

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde says he is looking forward to reigniting his El Clasico rivalry with returning Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane.

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as UEFA Champions League player of the week after his superb performance for his club.

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Week in and week out, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to prove to Real Madrid as to what they are now missing, by virtue of his superhuman displays for Juventus. A major highlight of this year league till now is the early exit of the current Champions and the most successful club "Real Madrid".

Coutinho has even been in contact with various Manchester United players as of late as he considers a move back to the Premier League to play for his previous side's unpleasant adversaries next season. So, there's not much that can be surmised about how this two-legged tie could end up, but you can bet it'll be a hard-fought affair. That disastrous result will fuel the red-hot Citizens over the two legs.

While his former employers proved to be no match for the men from Amsterdam, Ronaldo will be seeking to add to the hat-tricks heroics which saw him single-handedly down Atletico Madrid when Juve are reunited with Eredivisie opponents.

But Barcelona presents Solskjaer with his toughest challenge yet. But this is Barcelona, at the Camp Nou, in the knockout stages of the Champions League...will they really dare to take them on and risk leaving space for Lionel Messi and co to exploit?