Champions League predictions: Barcelona to beat Man United? City to edge Spurs?

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Manchester City face Tottenham Hotspur in an all-Premier League clash, their first European meeting, while Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus meet Ajax Amsterdam, who are back in the last eight after a 16-year absence. "We are doing well, we are having a good season and we are in a good place now in the sense of the football that we are playing".

The latter tie is a repeat of the 1996 final, which the Italian club won on penalties against an Ajax team who had won the trophy the previous year. Juve will be at home in the second leg. I'm pretty sure our fans know it.

Liverpool's last Champions League title came in 2005.

"I could not be further away from thinking it's the best draw because it isn't - it is just the draw, it's the opponent we have to prepare for and that's all we will be thinking about from when we start preparing for the game".

Mali forward Moussa Marega, with six goals in seven Champions League games this season, can pose a threat for Porto, but Liverpool are strong in every department, and this could be the most one-sided tie in the quarterfinals. This tie looks like Liverpool all the way.

The last time the Premier League had four teams in the quarterfinals, in 2008/09, Barcelona beat the Old Trafford side 2-0 in the final in Rome.

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But Rio Ferdinand, the former United and England defender, claimed this week that Guardiola's reign "will be defined by whether City win the Champions League or not" and said it would be "frowned upon" if he fails to - a judgement the Catalan said he would have no choice but to accept.

Last year's beaten finalists Liverpool received arguably the most favourable draw after being paired with Porto, while Manchester United face a daunting tie against Barcelona. Two of them next season will not be in the Champions League.

Real Madrid's exit will increase Barca's determination to go all the way, but they will be mindful of the threat posed by Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba for United.

"Win all four and win the Champions League with Man City".

'Our first big mistake would be to try to do what Liverpool did there.

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