Barcelona Players Want Manchester United Or Porto In The Champions League Quarter-Finals

Barcelona players apparently want Manchester United or Porto in the next round of the Champions League.

Well, that's according to Spanish outlet AS. They claim Barcelona 'would be satisfied' if they drew Manchester United or Porto.

The La Liga outfit obviously won't say it publicly but it's claimed they've expressed their preference ahead of Friday's Champions League draw.

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Image: PA

Both Manchester United and Porto advanced to the next round of the Champions League in dramatic fashion.

The Portuguese club beat AS Roma after extra-time with United producing an incredible comeback versus Paris Saint-Germain.

After trailing from the first-leg, United beat PSG 3-1 with Marcus Rashford scoring deep, deep into stoppage time.

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Image: PA

What's more, the report states that Barcelona players want to avoid Manchester City and Juventus.

Of course, Juventus made a huge impression in the last-16. They overturned a two-goal deficit against Atletico Madrid to book a spot in the next round.

Cristiano Ronaldo fired Juventus into the quarter-finals as he bagged a stunning hat-trick including a 86th minute penalty.

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Image: PA

Manchester City also impressed. The Premier League leaders thrashed Schalke 10-2 on aggregate with Pep Guardiola's side one of the favourites to raise silverware in Madrid.

Meanwhile, Ernesto Valverde was pleased with Barcelona's European victory on Wednesday.

"It was a Champions League game and in these type of clashes it's normal that we have moments of tension and pressure because they're usually very tight games," he said.

"[The first half] was extraordinary. We dominated the game, we scored two goals and we could have got more.

"In the second half, Lyon risked more, they pressed us up top, but our lads up top solved the game.

"We're all very focused on the Champions League, Leo as well. The amazing game Leo had today was incredible."

Barcelona resume their La Liga campaign on Sunday against Real Betis.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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