Barcelona lie in wait for Liverpool or Porto in Champions League semi-finals

LFC Globe
16th April 2019
Barcelona vs Man United Highlights

Liverpool will face in the semi-finals should they progress against on Wednesday night.

The Reds hold a 2-0 lead as they head in to the second-leg of their quarter-final against Porto at the Estadio do Dragao.

Should they earn progression over Porto, Jurgen Klopp's side will face La Liga champions Barcelona in the semi-finals of Europe's elite club competition.

Barcelona knocked out fellow side after beating Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side 3-0 at the Camp Nou on Tuesday to seal a 4-0 aggregate .

Ernesto Valverde's side took the lead in the 16th minute via a stunning strike from Lionel Messi, who doubled the advantage just four minutes later.

Barcelona vs Man United Highlights

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Former Liverpool midfielder scored after the hour mark with a trademark shot to seal a semi-final place for the Spanish side.

Liverpool will face Barcelona at the Camp Nou for the first-leg on 1st May should they qualify. The return leg will take place at on 7th or 8th May.

A fixture against Barca is a fascinating prospect for Liverpool, who will welcome back former players Coutinho and Luis Suarez for the first time since their departures from Anfield.

Meanwhile Ajax are the other team through to the semi-finals after beating 3-2 on aggregate with a 2-1 victory in Turin. The Dutch side will face either Tottenham or Man City in the other semi-final.

Whilst all focus is on the Premier League for now, the hope is that Liverpool can also replicate last season's Champions League run which saw them reach the final in Kiev.

Watch highlights of Barcelona's 3-0 win over Man United here

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