Juventus, Barcelona win Champions League quarters, first leg
April 11, 2019 9:40 am
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring for Juventus against Ajax [Source: EPA]
Cristiano Ronaldo secured an away goal for Juventus as they drew 1-all in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Ajax.
Ronaldo, who has won the competition five times, netted his 125th Champions League goal just before half-time with a diving header.
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He’s come a long way. pic.twitter.com/PvZdF0UDcm
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 10, 2019
But neither side could grab a winner and they meet in the second leg in Turin next Wednesday at 7am.
Meanwhile, Barcelona beat Man United 1-0.
Manchester United must produce another unlikely Champions League comeback to keep their hopes alive after Barcelona left Old Trafford with a slender advantage following the quarter-final first leg.
Barcelona, with superstar Lionel Messi quiet by his standards, were nowhere near their best but secured the win after Luis Suarez’s far post header from the Argentine’s pass deflected in off Luke Shaw in the 12th minute and was confirmed by the video assistant referee after initially being given offside.
They meet again in the second leg next Wednesday at 7am.
One game away from the semi-finals 😬
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) April 10, 2019