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Ole Gunnar predicts Champions League winner after bowing out

Ole Gunnar predicts Champions League winner after bowing out

17 Apr 2019, 10:40

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has picked Barcelona as clear favourites for this season's Champions League title after the Spanish side tossed them out of the competition on Tuesday night. 

Ole Gunnar believes the side has a lethal forward line that can tear apart any side in Europe as demonstrated against his team at the Camp Nou. 

United travelled to Spain trailing 1-0 from the first leg in Manchester last week and were two goals down by the 20th minute thanks to a Lionel Messi brace. 

"I think Barcelona, with the quality they’ve got, with the front three they’ve got – and even Dembele and Malcom, players there to put on – I wouldn’t bet against them, even though I don’t bet! ‘For me they would be favourites to win the whole tournament… and it was the worst draw we could have had," he said after the match. 

"We started well and then in four minutes they scored two goals. But the attitude was right second half, we got out there, we knew we were fighting against a good team and good players out there," he added. 

Read: Messi reacts to Ronaldo's Champions League exit

The Spanish giants have been missing from the semifinals for the past three seasons, and will now fancy their chances of winning the title they last lifted four years ago.

They will now face the winner between Liverpool and FC Porto, with the odds favouring the Merseyside club, having won the first leg 2-0 at home. 

 

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