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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  • Tammy Abraham has scored in five of his last seven starts for Aston Villa.
Expert verdict
Aston Villa have lost just two of their last 15 matches and valid excuses can be made for both defeats. Dean Smith made wholesale changes with the playoffs in mind for their 2-1 loss to champions Norwich on the final day, while they lost the second leg of semi-final at West Brom despite having 73 per cent possession and winning the shot count 24 to ten. They are full of confidence and should be more determined than ever after last season’s playoff final heartbreak.



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