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Wednesday's Sport: Champions League, The Masters & Pro14 Rugby

Sean O'Regan
Sean O'Regan

10:12 10 Apr 2019


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It's Wednesday morning and there's a lot of sport on today's calendar.

Between the Champions League, the Masters and the Pro14, sports fans will be glued to their screens over the coming days.

Here's your Wednesday morning sport update:

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

 

Manchester United start their bid to get past European giants Barcelona in the Champions League tonight.

Old Trafford hosts the first leg of their quarter-final with striker Marcus Rashford in line to return from injury.

Gerard Pique is set to start for Barcelona against his former side while Leo Messi will be looking to add to the 43 goals he's already scored this season.

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri says star forward Cristiano Ronaldo is fit to start their game away to Ajax.

A thigh strain has meant that Ronaldo hasn't played for the Italian league leaders since scoring a hat-trick in their win over Atletico in the last round.

Ajax haven't beaten Juventus in Europe since the final in 1973.

Both of this evening's games kick-off at 8pm.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino thinks Fabien Delph was lucky not to be sent off for his challenge on Harry Kane in their Champions League quarter-final first leg last night.

The Spurs striker suffered an ankle injury in the challenge from the Manchester City midfielder and had to be carried off the pitch.

The injury overshadowed the 1-nil win for Pochettino's side.

Meanwhile, Liverpool took a big step towards the semi-finals last night.

They beat Porto 2-nil in the first leg of their quarter final at Anfield.

 

THE MASTERS 

 

Tiger Woods believes he can end his decade-long wait for a major by securing a fifth Masters title this week.

The 14-time major winner last won at Augusta in 2005 and he's not landed one of the four majors since 2008.

Woods enjoyed victory at the Tour Championship last season following back surgery.

 

 

PRO 14 RUGBY

 

Ireland lock Quinn Roux (pron: Roo) is a major doubt for Connacht's crucial Guinness Pro14 clash with Cardiff on Saturday.

He's been struck down with a virus and head-coach Andy Friend says it's 'very unlikely' that Roux will recover in time.

Centres Bundee Aki and Tom Farrell are both expected to return to the starting 15 as Connacht seek a win that would secure their place in next season's Heineken Champions Cup.

 

GAA

 

There's two games this evening in the opening round of the Munster Minor Football Championship.

Neighbours Limerick and Clare clash at Newcastlewest, while Tipperary take on Waterford at Sean Treacy Park with both games throwing in at 18:45.

 

SNOOKER

 

Joe Swail has just got his bid to qualify for the World Snooker Championship underway.

He's taking on England's Joe O'Connor in the first of three rounds of qualifying in Sheffield.

This afternoon Cork youngster Aaron Hill faces Northern Ireland's Gerard Greene.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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