The remaining last 16 ties of the Champions League and Europa League were decided previous weekend with the quarterfinals kicking off this week also.
The quarterfinals and the semi-finals are single games encounters as opposed to the home and away format, and the change is as a result of the three months coronavirus enforced break.
Already, the Europa League semi-final ties are set with Inter Milan facing Shakhtar Donetsk while Manchester United take on Sevilla.
Some of the Champions League semifinalists are also known with RB Leipzig taking on Paris Saint Germain following their respective victories over Atletico Madrid and Atalanta in the quarterfinal.
The other quarterfinal clashes will be played this weekend while the Europa League semi-final will take place on Sunday and Monday.
In its usual tradition, Soccernet provides betting tips for the big clashes taking place this weekend.
Bayern vs Barcelona(Champions League): Two European heavyweights will go toe to toe in the biggest clash of the weekend.
Both Bayern and Barcelona have five champions league each, but one of them won’t get the chance to add to those five titles. Bayern rounded up their second-round tie against Chelsea with a 4-1 victory over Chelsea at the Allianz Arena.
Barcelona meanwhile secured a 4-2 aggregate victory over Napoli. Both sides have a history, so it promises to be an exciting encounter.
Bayern have won their last eight matches (Champions League).
Bayern have scored at least three goals in seven of their last eight matches (Champions League).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in eight of Bayern’s last nine games (Champions League).
Barcelona are undefeated in their last eight matches (Champions League).
Barcelona have been far from convincing this season, especially after the league resumed from break. Bayern meanwhile started the season averagely, but have been brilliant since Hans Flick took over.
Die Roten are the favourites for this game, but the Champions League is Barcelona’s only chance to win a trophy this season, so it should be competitive. (Bayern win or Over 2.5)
Manchester City vs Lyon (Champions League): Lyon got to this stage at the expense of Juventus. The French side qualified ahead of the Italian champions on away goals rule.
Lyon had won the first leg at home before losing 2-1 in Italy. Manchester City route to the quarterfinal was straightforward, however.
The Citizens beat former champions, Real Madrid 2-1 home and away, and are favourites for the trophy this season.
Man City have scored at least two goals in 14 of their last 17 matches (Champions League).
Man City have been drawing at half time and winning at full time in their last three matches (Champions League).
Man City have won their last three matches (Champions League).
Lyon did well by knocking Juventus out, but Manchester City is a different opposition with more quality. (City win)
Sevilla vs Manchester United (Europa League): Four-time Europa League champions, Sevilla, take on Manchester United in the first semi-final clash.
Both teams had to grind out a hard-fought win to reach the semi-finals. Sevilla saw off the challenge of Wolves courtesy of a Lucas Ocampos 87th minute header. Meanwhile, Manchester United needed an extra-time penalty to beat Copenhagen.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Sevilla’s last six games (Europa League).
Sevilla have kept a clean sheet in their last three matches (Europa League).
Sevilla are undefeated in 14 of their last 15 matches (Europa League).
This is a difficult game to predict as nothing separates the two sides. Both teams are evenly matched. (Double Chance)
Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk(Europa League): Inter Milan would be disappointed with the way they fizzled out of the Serie A title race, but they could still end their season on a high.
Antonio Conte’s men did well to beat Bayer Leverkusen in their Europa quarterfinal clash, and their reward is a semi-final encounter against Shakhtar Donetsk, who saw off Basel.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Shakhtar’s last seven games (Europa League).
Inter have won their last four matches (Europa League).
Inter have been winning at both half time and full time in their last three matches (Europa League).
Shakhtar scored four goals to record an impressive victory over Basel. They would make life difficult for Inter, but the Nerrazurri should edge this one. (Inter win)