Champions League quarter-final second leg preview

Updated On Apr 10, 2018 by David Nugent

The Champions League quarter-final second legs take place on Tuesday and Wednesday night. The games promise to produce great drama and could see some of Europe’s biggest teams eliminated from the competition. Here are the all-important games taking place in midweek:

Tuesday Night

Manchester City v Liverpool (0-3 from the first leg)

Liverpool produced a stunning performance to record a 3-0 win in at Anfield in the first leg. Premier League leaders Manchester City had no answer to the Reds energy and pace.

Pep Guardiola’s home side are major underdogs to cut the first leg deficit. The home side have a poor recent record in the Champions League, having lost three of their last four games in Europe. However, the Citizens have a good home record in the Champions League, as a shock 2-1 defeat against Basel in their home game in the competition ended a 13-game unbeaten run on home soil in the competition.

Liverpool are unbeaten in 13 Champions League games heading to Manchester. Jurgen Klopp’s side have won five of their last seven European games. The Reds have also kept clean sheets in their last four Champions League games. The Merseysiders also have a decent away record in this competition, as they are unbeaten in six games on their travels.

Roma v Barcelona (1-4 from first leg)

The Giallorossi have a big challenge on their hands to turn this tie around at the Stadio Olimpico. The Italian side are massive underdogs to go through to the last four of the competition.

The men from the Italian capital have a mixed recent record in the Champions League, as they have lost three of their last five outings in the competition. The Italian side are four games unbeaten on home soil in Europe, having won their last four home games in Europe. Eusebio Di Francesco’s side have also kept clean sheets in their last four home games in Europe.

Barcelona are unbeaten in ten games in the Champions League, having recorded seven wins in the process. Ernesto Valverde’s side are unbeaten in four games on their travels in Europe, although they have drawn their last three away outings in the Champions League. The visitors have also conceded just one goal in their last four away games in Europe.

Wednesday Night

Bayern Munich v Sevilla (2-1 from the first leg)

This tie is the tightest of all the quarter-final ties. However, Bayern Munich are one of the most formidable teams to face in European football, so Sevilla have a big job on their hands rescuing the tie.

The Bavarian giants have won their last seven games in the Champions League, while also scoring at least two goals in each of the victories. The German champions have also recorded 20 wins in their last 21 home games in Europe’s elite competition, winning their last four home games.

Sevilla heads to Munich having won just one of their last five games in the Champions League. The Andalucian’s have also won just two of their last seven away games in Europe’s elite competition. However, one of those wins last time out in a decisive 2-1 win at Manchester United.

Real Madrid v Juventus (3-0 from the first leg)

The European champions took control of this tie by winning 3-0 at the Allianz Stadium in the first leg.

Los Blancos have now won their last five games in the Champions League, scoring at least two goals in each win. The Bianconeri are unbeaten in their last 19 home games in Europe’s elite competition, having recorded 16 games. The men from the Spanish capital have also scored two or more goals in nine of their last ten home games in Europe.

The first leg defeat ended a seven-game unbeaten run for Juventus in the Champions League. The Bianconeri have lost just one of their last 11 away games in 90 minutes in the Champions League. The Italian sides last two defeats in Europe in normal time have been in Spain against Sevilla and Barcelona.

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