The most popular club competition around the world is back knocking on our door this week, with the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League scheduled to take place this upcoming Tuesday and Wednesday night.
Spur’s all-in encounter with Ajax – a pleasure not to be missed
Tottenham will try to give its best for a recovery from the first leg and another famed Champions League night arriving at the Amsterdam Arena to battle Ajax in Wednesday’s semi-final second leg. Still, Tottenham’s players will face an opponent that has a proven track record of being extremely dangerous on the road and already has a lead of 1-0. All in all, the Spurs will certainly be part of an open, end-to-end encounter.
Meanwhile, Ajax upset two behemoths Real Madrid and Juventus in convincing manner on the way to this stage. With an amazingly talented squad and a roster with an average age nearly three years younger than the opponent, Amsterdam’s’ favourite players lost just once in their past sixteen European fixtures and have not drawn any of their previous 14 Champions League fixtures while playing home.
Many claim the odds are well higher for the Dutchmen, let’s not ignore for a moment the fact that Tottenham played some awesome games away from home in this season’s Champions League. This battle is far from over.
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Barca’s trophy haul is far from over
It was not too dramatic during the quarter-final campaigns for either Barcelona or Liverpool.
The Catalan team made second leg of their tie with United look just like a walk in the park, brushing the Red Devils under Lionel Messi’s commanding performance.
The English club has perhaps the best line of defence in Europe right now. Not even mentioning the damage that explosive players like Mo Salah, Firmino and Mane can cause to Barcelona’s hopes of lifting the trophy. Finally, Jurgen Klopp is a few games away from the much anticipated EPL title and Champions League crown.
That being said, Liverpool remains the only team that has the best chance of overcoming Barcelona.
What is at stake?
Liverpool caused Lionel Messi to be angry and honourably paid the hefty price as Barcelona took charge and came down to 2/5 to win the Champions League.
Barcelona started the season at 9/2, things have changed dramatically since the quarterfinals and kept falling to 13/8 before the semi-finals. However, now Barca stands as short as 2/5 after coming one giant leap closer to the final, making the Catalan team the shortest priced favourite to win ever.
For the sake of the argument, it’s now quite tough to expect any other outcome in this year’s Champions League than Barcelona winning the tournament. This is also true for the option to bet on Lionel Messi as the Top Scorer in the Champions League since he has scored incredible twelve goals this season. A goal at Anfield will make life even more problematic for Liverpool, as they’d need at least five goals to reach the finals.