Champions League Semi-Final 1st Leg Preview

Champions League football continues!

Tottenham vs. Ajax

Tottenham might be inconsistent in the league but in Europe they have done well this season to reach the semi-finals. Tottenham went through on away goals against City but will face a stern test against a fiery Ajax side. Tottenham have since lost two of their three Premier League games. Ajax have been a breath of fresh air in this seasons Champions League playing an appealing style of football with a mix of youth and experience. After having knocked out Real Madrid they then knocked out Juventus in the quarter-finals. Ajax have won both their games since and go into this game with momentum behind them. Ajax play the 2nd leg at home and so an away goal would be a perfect scenario for them. Tottenham would need to keep a clean sheet at home but recently they have been poor and so this is a great game to watch.

Barcelona vs. Liverpool

In another world this could have been the final as Barcelona take on Liverpool. Barcelona sealed La Liga this weekend and can now solely focus on the Champions League. Barcelona beat United 4-0 on aggregate and go into this game having won all three of their games since. Liverpool are still fighting for the title against City and so will have to balance their squad well in the coming games. Liverpool beat Porto 1-6 on aggregate and have won both their games since. These two teams are in great form and the priority for Liverpool much like Ajax will be to get an away goal. Barcelona like Tottenham will look to keep a clean sheet. A final to be played out in the form of a semi-final. 

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