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.

Match in Focus


Sheff Utd v Crystal Palace

Home WinDrawAway Win
Expert verdict
Crystal Palace held Everton to a goalless draw on the opening day and they could play out another low-scoring affair when they take on Sheffield United. Palace lacked guile last weekend while the Blades also look a little short going forward and may struggle to break their visitors down.



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