Tottenham have been cut to 4/1 in bwin’s Champions League winner predictions after advancing from an amazing quarter-final tie with Manchester City.
Spurs were beaten 4-3 in a dramatic second leg at Etihad Stadium but progressed via the away goals rule and will now face 9/2 outsiders Ajax in the semis.
After winning 1-0 in London, Spurs conceded early on to Raheem Sterling, before Son Heung-min put them 2-1 in front on the night in Manchester.
City then seized the initiative thanks to strikes by Bernardo Silva, Sterling and Sergio Aguero, only for Fernando Llorente to swing the tie back in Tottenham’s favour.
That bundled effort survived a VAR check for handball, but a stoppage-time goal from Sterling was ruled out for offside on television replay evidence.
“We deserve to be in the semi-final,” said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. “My players are heroes.
“Football is not only about talent but belief and to have the right mentality. This team has the personality, character and mentality to believe all is possible.”
Ajax followed up a last-16 triumph over Real Madrid by knocking out Juventus 3-2 on aggregate after coming from behind to win 2-1 in Turin.
Reds set up Barca battle
The Reds followed up a 2-0 victory over Porto at Anfield by prevailing 4-1 in the return fixture, with Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk on target.
“For us to be in the semi-finals for the second time in a row is something really crazy,” said Jurgen Klopp, whose side lost to Real Madrid in last year’s decider.
“The news that there’s a proper football game between Liverpool and Barcelona is really good news and I’m happy for all the people in the football club.
“I’m really happy that we play them. We will find things that we think we can use against them.”
Barcelona powered past Manchester United 4-0 on aggregate after Lionel Messi’s double and a superb Philippe Coutinho strike in the second leg at Camp Nou.
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