Champions League 2019

Champions League 2019 : The 2019 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 will be the final match of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League, the 64th season of Europe’s premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 27th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs’ Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

He was given just one sight of goal on an evening largely spent chasing defenders and holding possession as long as he could, but when the time came for Harry Kane to do the thing he does best of all, Tottenham Hotspur’s great goalscorer never looked like missing.

And so it was that a potentially difficult European second leg was decided, a once-hopeful home crowd persuaded to drift home, and Spurs cruised through into just the third quarter-finals of their history in this competition. Borussia Dortmund had tried everything in the first half, and there was no question they whipped up a storm of attacks that had Spurs rattled at times, but they did not have a finisher of the quality of the man at Mauricio ­Pochettino’s disposal.

When finally the moment came for Kane, running on to a pass from Moussa Sissoko four minutes after half-time, there was scarcely any doubt that he would score. This had been a game in which Dortmund had launched everything at reducing the three-goal deficit from Wembley, and without Hugo Lloris’s accomplished 100th clean sheet for the club they would have got much closer. When Spurs’ best chance fell at Kane’s feet, however, it felt like a certainty.

He became Spurs’ all-time top European goalscorer with his 24th goal at the age of 25, and in doing so ended the three-game run without a win for Pochettino. In making the last eight of Europe’s leading competition, his Spurs team follow the side of 1961-1962 who made the semi-finals of the European Cup and Harry Redknapp’s Champions League quarter-finalists of 2010-2011. They had to fight for it in the first half but, by the end, they had shut out the Bundesliga leaders home and away.

For that much credit goes to Jan Vertonghen as well as Lloris, the two of them exceptional. After two defeats and a draw in the league since the first leg, Pochettino was relieved at the way his side absorbed the pressure applied by Dortmund before the break. He switched the formation in the first half, asking Son Heung-min to leave Kane on his own in attack and play in the inside left channel, as Spurs lined up 10 men behind the ball.

Manchester Utd vs Paris SG

Manchester Utd vs Paris SG : Champions League history to overturn a first-leg home deficit of two goals or more and reach the quarter-finals. Manchester United take on Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday evening hoping to become the first team.

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Solskjaer was asked about those comments ahead of the second leg of United’s Champions League last-16 clash with Paris Saint-Germain.”It was a bad knee injury so if it’s four weeks or six, hopefully he’ll recover quickly,” the Norwegian told a press conference. PA.

The only blot so far on caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s otherwise near-pristine copybook came at Old Trafford on February 12, when a PSG side lacking injured stars Neymar and Edinson Cavani triumphed 2-0 courtesy of second-half goals from Presnel Kimpembe and the irrepressible Kylian Mbappe.United’s hopes of completing a stunning turnaround in the French capital have been severely hampered by an injury crisis that has left Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial, Phil Jones, Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia all sidelined.Paul Pogba will also sit out the second leg through suspension after his late second booking that capped a disappointing night for the hosts last month.

United have won 10 of 12 Premier League games under Solskjaer to date and engineered one comeback over the weekend as they came from behind to beat Southampton 3-2 and strengthen their bid for a top-four finish.PSG, who saw Cavani return to training on Tuesday, have lost only one of their last 16 home matches in Europe’s elite club competition and are currently 17 points clear at the Ligue 1 summit following Mbappe’s double in a 2-1 win over Caen last time out.

PSG’s 2-0 victory came with some fortune, with the hosts losing Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard to injury before half-time, and the French champions made United pay with a clinical and disciplined display.The Parisians have been in rampant form since their victory on English soil. Fifteen goals in their last five domestic matches has underlined the mood they are in.Solskjaer’s team have survived a crippling injury crisis and remain unbeaten since their defeat to PSG in February.

Man Utd vs PSG

Man Utd vs PSG : Uefa Champions League 2018-19  Round of 16, second leg Paris Saint-Germain vs Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants another PSG collapse in Champions League

United visit the Parc des Princes needing to score twice without conceding to take Paris Saint-Germain to extra time, or three goals with none against to secure progression to the next round of Europe’s premier club competition inside 90 minutes.

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If PSG score just once United will also need to net three times to get through on the away goals rule, as they will have three away goals to PSG’s two.United’s task would be tough enough if Solskjaer could call upon a fully-fit squad, but he has 10 players out for Wednesday’s match including Paul Pogba, the France midfielder,

The Norwegian freely admits the Red Devils have an all but impossible task on their hands, but United’s caretaker manager was quick to point to their European history and PSG’s soft underbelly on the eve of the second leg.

It is just two years since the perennial Ligue 1 champions were on the wrong end of Champions League history when Barcelona recovered from a 4-0 loss in Paris to win the second leg of their round of 16 tie 6-1.“Of course, everyone knows that we can do it, we have done it – and the results in Champions League in the last few years,” Solskjaer said at the Parc des Princes.

“I don’t want to call it strange, but last year Juventus lost 3-0 at home against Real Madrid and suddenly they were 3-0 up after 90 minutes against Madrid away.“The year before that, PSG against Barcelona. We all remember those results. So, there are so many examples of teams who can change results like this.

“Also, as a club, we’ve done it so many times. The players have been fantastic away from home, beaten Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, which has given us the belief we can do this as well.”That belief, along with United’s current club-record run of eight successive away wins, is why Solskjaer says this second leg was ‘never mission impossible’.If the players need further inspiration, they only need to look to the 1999 Treble hero or former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who travelled with the squad but will not be making a speech in Paris.

“It’s a difficult task but we can do it,” Solskjaer said on the eve of his first away game managing in the Champions League knockout phase.“Obviously we need the first goal and we need to stay in the game. If there’s half an hour left and there’s one goal in it, anything can happen. But we need a good plan, it needs to be put in place and we need to perform on the night because they are a team full of quality.”Manchester United looks to keep its European dream alive when it visits Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16 second leg on Wednesday. The Red Devils, without the suspended Paul Pogba, aim to overcome a 2-0 deficit after losing the first leg at Old Trafford last month. PSG, meanwhile, are still without the services of Neymar due to injury.