Solskjaer formation fail, Guardiola's strange changes among UCL first-leg talking points


Michael Cox

Barcelona will take a one-goal advantage back to the Camp Nou, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his return in a 1-1 draw with Ajax. Tottenham stole a late winner despite losing Harry Kane to injury, while Liverpool outmatched Porto at Anfield. Craig Burley doesn't see a way back for Manchester United, even though they limited Barcelona to just one goal at Old Trafford. Our ESPN FC crew discuss whether Ajax can knock off another European giant away from home following their 1-1 draw with Juventus at home. Steve Nicol believes Jurgen Klopp has no choice but to start Mohamed Salah despite his continued struggles in Liverpool's win over Porto. While Harry Kane's injury is a major concern for Tottenham, Craig Burley says it could also be a curveball for Pep Guardiola and Manchester City. The Champions League quarterfinals produced four patient but entertaining first legs that ended with four different scorelines: 1-0, 2-0, 1-1, 0-1. Here are four talking points from the four contests played this week... Tottenham 1-0 Manchester City: Guardiola's UCL approach prompts more questions We're no longer surprised when Pep Guardiola names a starting XI that doesn't quite make sense on paper -- but too often in Champions League away legs, it doesn't make sense on the pitch either. On Tuesday,...

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