Spirited Man United Trail Bacelona, Ajax Level With Juventus – UCL QF
Barcelona take a narrow advantage into the home leg of their Champions League quarter-final with Manchester United after Luke Shaw turned a Luis Suarez header into his own net at Old Trafford.
The video assistant referee came to Barca’s rescue after the Uruguayan was initially – and incorrectly – flagged offside when his nod back across goal went in off the defender’s shoulder.
United had their chances to draw level but Diogo Dalot missed their best opportunity when he failed to direct his header on target from Marcus Rashford’s fine cross.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side must now beat Barcelona at the Nou Camp to progress to the semi-final, something they have never achieved.
Ajax vs Juventus 1-1
Cristiano Ronaldo secured an away goal for Juventus as they drew the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Ajax.
Ronaldo, who has won the competition five times, netted his 125th goal in the competition with a diving header following Joao Cancelo’s cross just before half-time.
The goal had come against the run of play, but the hosts equalised within a minute of the second half through David Neres’ fine curling effort from 15 yards.
Both teams had late chances with Ajax’s Jurgen Ekkelenkamp having a shot saved before Juventus substitute Douglas Costa hit the post.
But neither side could grab a winner and they meet in the second leg in Turin on Tuesday, 16 April.
The winners of the tie face either Tottenham or Manchester City in the semi-finals, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side holding a 1-0 advantage after Tuesday’s first leg in London.