CF Montreal return home after taking seven points from three successive road trips and are expected to maintain that momentum in Saturday’s all-Canadian showdown. Back-to-back wins at Cincinnati and New York Red Bulls have sparked Montreal’s season into life and they have climbed to ninth in the Eastern Conference.
Liverpool’s dominant first-leg performance in the Estadio da Luz means Jurgen Klopp’s side have one foot in the semi-finals, with Benfica a massive 26.00 to progress to the last four. January signing Luis Diaz, signed from Benfica’s rivals Porto, returned to haunt the Portuguese giants with a starring role for the Reds as he netted a late third to put Liverpool in full control of the tie.
The Champions League quarter-finals take place next week and the draw for the semi-finals has already been made so each team knows their potential route to the final in June. Six of the eight remaining teams hail from England and Spain – three each – with one German and one Portuguese side also among the quarter-finalists.