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Ajax and Barcelona discard off Juventus and Manchester in the UEFA Champions League

Ajax Amsterdam FC Barcelona swept away Juventus and Manchester United respectively in the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League 2018/19 season.

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The matches were played on Tuesday April 16, 2019 at 19:00 GMT.

Ajax made it with a great deal of sensation after discarding off Italian giants, Juventus with a 2-1 win in Turin.

Donny Van de Beek equalized for the Cruyff sons after Cristiano had put Juventus ahead. Matthijs de Ligt then sealed the deal for Ajax with almost 20 minutes left to play.

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Juventus had drawn 1-1 in Amsterdam a week ago to throw the tie open but failed to capitalize on their home advantage and crowd support to qualify for the semi finals.

FC Barcelona did not have much difficulty dealing with Manchester United with a 3-0 scoreline.

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Manchester United had failed to take advantage of their early chances to unsettle the Spanish Champions. Marcus Rashford hit the post under just a minute of play.

Lionel Messi increased his tally of goals scored against English opponents to 24 in 32 games. The small boss got a brace for the Blaugranas on Tuesday night.

Phillipe Coutinho then added a third one, typical of his trademark goals with a sublime kick to the right corner of the post.

Both Barcelona and Ajax will know their opponents for the semi finals on Wednesday as Liverpool face Porto and Manchester City welcome Tottenham Hotspurs.



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