Manchester United underwhelmed with no registered shots on target in a 0-1 loss to Barcelona in their UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg clash. Barca's point was an own goal from Man U's Luke Shaw.

Manchester United's Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea (2L) looks on as a shot from Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (L) strikes Manchester United's English defender Luke Shaw (3R) and is awarded as an own goal during their UEFA Champions League first leg quarter-final match at Old Trafford in Manchester, England on April 10, 2019.
Manchester United's Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea (2L) looks on as a shot from Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (L) strikes Manchester United's English defender Luke Shaw (3R) and is awarded as an own goal during their UEFA Champions League first leg quarter-final match at Old Trafford in Manchester, England on April 10, 2019. (AFP)

Despite an out-of-sorts display by Barcelona and Lionel Messi, the La Liga team got lucky and beat Manchester United 1-0 in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday after a first-half own goal by United's Luke Shaw at Manchester's Old Trafford.

Luis Suarez's 12th minute back-post header was deflected past David de Gea by United left-back Shaw. Manchester United registered no shots on target on the night.

The teams meet again next Tuesday at Camp Nou where Barcelona will enjoy home ground advantage.

Manchester United's Luke Shaw reacts after the match in Manchester, UK, April 10, 2019.
Manchester United's Luke Shaw reacts after the match in Manchester, UK, April 10, 2019. (Reuters)

Juventus vs Ajax

On his return from a thigh injury, football star Cristiano Ronaldo was again hailed by Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri after scoring with his side's only shot on target to earn a 1-1 draw away to an excellent Ajax just on the stroke of half time, in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final in Amsterdam on Wednesday.

However, Brazilian winger David Neres conjured a stunning equaliser almost immediately after half-time to give Ajax a draw that was the very least they deserved.

Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and Ajax's Dutch midfielder Jurgen Ekkelenkamp jump for the ball during the UEFA Champions League first leg quarter-final football match at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam on April 10, 2019.
Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and Ajax's Dutch midfielder Jurgen Ekkelenkamp jump for the ball during the UEFA Champions League first leg quarter-final football match at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam on April 10, 2019. (AFP)
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