United 6-1 to qualify after Barcelona defeat

Manchester United have once again given themselves an uphill task in the Champions League after losing 1-0 to Barcelona in the first leg of their quarter-final tie at Old Trafford.

Luke Shaw's early own goal proved decisive, with United drifting to 6-1 with bet365 to qualify for the semi-finals.

They have already upset the odds previously in this competition, overcoming a 2-0 first-leg deficit to beat Paris St-Germain in the Parc des Princes, however, this may prove beyond Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side. Sky Bet shunted them out to 40-1 to win the Champions League.

Barca, 1-10 to reach the semi-finals, are the 12-5 favourites in the outright market with Juventus at 4-1.

Juventus spent most of the first leg away to Ajax on the back foot and will have been relieved to exit Amsterdam with a 1-1 draw despite Cristiano Ronaldo's header putting the Italians in front.

David Neres grabbed a deserved equaliser for Ajax, who are 2-1 to qualify. Juve are 4-11 shots.

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Napoli v Liverpool

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  • Liverpool have lost six of their last eight Champions League away games
Expert verdict
Liverpool begin their Champions League title defence with a return to the scene of one of the four away defeats they suffered on their way to winning last season’s competition. The Reds were beaten 1-0 at the Stadio San Paolo in the group stage last October and, as the Partenopei have lost three times in their last 19 home fixtures in the competition, their run of six defeats in eight UCL away games is a concern. However, they rarely fail to deliver in the final third, netting in all but four of their last 42 competitive matches.



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