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Champions League quarter-finals second leg preview



After a turbulent spherical of first leg video games, the Champions League quarter-finals return for the reverse fixtures the place this 12 months’s remaining 4 will likely be determined.

With two ties all sq. and only one aim separating the perimeters within the second set of quarter-finals, that is set as much as be a blockbuster week of European soccer as each English sides remaining within the competitors discover out their destiny.

We preview the Champions League quarter-final second legs beneath.

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Tuesday sixteenth April, 20:00

Barcelona v Paris Saint-Germain (3-2)

Earlier than we check out what the English sides have in retailer, there are two essential quarter-final matches going down on Tuesday, with each completely poised. Barcelona v Paris Saint-Germain is Tuesday’s conflict of the titans as two of Europe’s heavyweights go head-to-head, with Barcelona carrying a one-goal benefit to the Nou Camp.

As such, Barca are 23/20 favourites to win the second leg, with their odds 1/4 to succeed in the semi-finals shortened by the one-goal buffer. PSG alternatively head to Spain with recollections of getting a 4-0 combination lead overturned right here again in 2017. The Parisians are 11/4 to make good on that haunting consequence and make it into the semi-finals, while their odds to win the match are a shade shorter at 15/8.

Borussia Dortmund v Atletico Madrid (1-2)

The opposite quarter-final motion on Tuesday evening comes from what is definite to be a loud Sign Iduna Park, as Borussia Dortmund look to overturn a one-goal deficit in entrance of their very own followers. Dortmund may have been pretty much as good as out of this tie had Sebastien Haller not clawed one again in Madrid and so they now discover themselves 6/5 to win this match, and 13/8 to progress to the ultimate 4.

Diego Simeone has at all times constructed his Atletico Madrid sides round defensive stability and can hope that his tactical nous, which some could check with as “parking the bus”, will prevail and see Atletico justify their 4/9 favouritism to progress to the subsequent spherical.

Wednesday seventeenth April, 20:00

Bayern Munich v Arsenal (2-2)

Onto Wednesday evening and Arsenal have as soon as once more been discovered wanting within the Champions League, and as soon as once more it’s Bayern Munich who’ve stood of their manner. It wasn’t fairly the 10-2 drubbing which we noticed again in 2017, however the Gunners will definitely have been disillusioned to solely handle a draw at dwelling to a weak Bayern aspect.

The dearth of a primary leg benefit has turned the tables as it’s Bayern who at the moment are 8/11 favourites to progress to the semis, ought to they slog out a win in entrance of an expectant dwelling crowd (13/10). Arsenal alternatively have all of it to lose after their Premier League title probabilities seemingly slipped away in opposition to Aston Villa on Sunday. Mikel Arteta’s aspect are underdogs in each regards at 9/5 to win away on the Allianz, and EVS to progress via to the semi-finals by any means.

Manchester Metropolis v Actual Madrid (3-3)

Manchester Metropolis and Actual Madrid will do nicely to high their first leg which was a complete footballing spectacle, offering the impartial with a six-goal thriller. Each units of gamers, managers and followers will seemingly be hoping for a barely extra stable defensive show for his or her sides, however we’ll definitely be hoping for extra objectives!

Metropolis went to the Bernabeu as favourites and, having come away comparatively unscathed, return to dwelling soil with favouritism nonetheless very a lot on their aspect at 13/20 to win the sport and 4/11 to progress via the semi-finals. Nevertheless, Actual Madrid have been down and out with solely harm time to play in opposition to Pep Guardiola’s aspect earlier than and nonetheless gone via, so being stage with a minimum of 90 minutes forward of them will appear a ok alternative to make it to a seventeenth Champions League semi-final, even when they’re 2/1 underdogs to take action.

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