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Champions League: UCL quarter-final fixtures on 17 April 2019

UCL Fixtures on 17 April

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Manchester City (0) vs (1) Tottenham – 21:00

Manchester City will have to come from behind in their Champions League quarter-final against Tottenham if they are to keep their quadruple hopes alive.

Pep Guardiola extended his personal winless away run in European quarter-finals – which stretches back to 2011 – as the reigning Premier League champions were stunned by English rivals Spurs.

Son Heung-min was the man of the moment in the cauldron of Tottenham’s shimmering new stadium, slotting his finish under Ederson with 12 minutes of the first leg left to play.

It could have been oh so different for City.

Sergio Aguero saw his early penalty saved by Hugo Lloris after Danny Rose had been snitched on for a handball in the box by the VAR official.

But it has made for a potentially thrilling second leg at the Etihad Stadium, with a place in the last four at stake.

FC Porto (0) vs (2) Liverpool – 21:00

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Roberto Firmino and Naby Keita celebrate as Liverpool beat Porto in the Champions League quarter-final first leg at Anfield. Photo: LLUIS GENE / AFP.

Liverpool are on course for a place in the Champions League semi-finals for a second season running as they take a healthy two-goal first leg lead to FC Porto on Wednesday night.

The Reds looked like going on the rampage at Anfield in last week’s first leg, with a pair of early goals leaving the Portuguese champions staring down the barrel.

Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino did the early damage on Merseyside but Jurgen Klopp’s freewheeling side were unable to add to their tally.

While they look good for a place in the last four, there’s still work to be done at the Estadio do Dragao.

Moussa Marega will feel he could have nicked an away goal for the men in blue and white having tested keeper Alisson on several occasions.

But Sergio Conceicao’s men will have to pull something out of the bag in front of their home fans to create a quarter-final shock.

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