Wojciech Szczsesny (Juventus): favorite after the draw in trip to Amsterdam, the Old Lady was surprised by the return of the Ajax Amsterdam (1-2). But the Polish keeper has absolutely nothing to scold, with two masterly parades in the second half, in the attempts of Hakim Ziyech and Donny van de Beek. With Cristiano Ronaldo, he was one of the few to evolve to his true level and escape criticism from the Italian press.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool): the right back is affirmed month after month as one of the safe values of European football. On Porto's turf on Wednesday night, the Englishman was defensive and inspired by his comebacks with a decisive pass to Mohamed Salah in the second half (65). An always reliable solution for Jürgen Klopp and the Reds.
Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax Amsterdam): the hero of the Dutchman's qualifying thanks to his decisive helm. But more than his achievement, the captain of Ajax shone with defensive maturity and reliability, far from being impressed with Cristiano Ronaldo and Juve's attack. We understand better why FC Barcelona is ready to spend the services of international gold.
Daley Blind (Ajax Amsterdam): Ajax, it has in its DNA. Danny's son, former glory of Ajax, the defender, returned from his delicate ticket to Manchester United, represents the values of the Dutch school. The southpaw managed to thwart the timid offensives of Turin Tuesday night by bringing his stone to the building in the men's XXL made Erik ten Hag.
Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona): on the heels of his excellent season, the pocket side made a new and solid performance on the left flank of Barca. Quietly defensively against an uninspired Jesse Lingard, the Iberian, as always, is projected at will to participate in the offensive game of his own. He is particularly at the origin of the action of the third goal of Philippe Coutinho.
Lasse Schöne (Ajax Amsterdam): the Danish, who started his career as an extreme, managed perfectly his conversion to the midfield. The Scandinavian shines with his sense of place and pass (93% of use against Juve). To complete, it is he who offers the objective of qualification, corner, to Matthijs de Ligt. His silk kick would have deserved a better fate (70).
Donny van de Beek (Ajax Amsterdam): Next to Frenkie de Jong, the Dutch midfielder trained at Ajax made a successful copy on the pitch at the Juventus stadium on Tuesday. In addition to its objective, synonymous of equalization, the international Batavian (5 selections) was cooked and mill, being chosen the man of the match by FM Writing. Very active, he could even double if Wojciech Szczsesny was not in the parade.
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City): rested in the first leg on Tottenham's turf (1-0), the Belgian midfielder was at the height of the Spurs event on Wednesday night. The Red Devil was again diabolically accurate, offering three goals for Raheem Sterling (4th, 21st) and Sergio Aguero (59th). Unfortunately, this performance was not enough to allow citizens to reach the semifinals.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): the Egyptian, who scored a goal against Chelsea last weekend, is back to a very good level. He proved this again on Wednesday in Porto. The Pharaoh, with a goal and a decisive pass, celebrated the Dragons. Along with Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino, he will be one of the Reds' top seed in the semifinals.
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona): Gary Lineker was ecstatic on his Twitter account, the Flea launched his light clothes Tuesday night to ruin Manchester United's qualifying hopes. A double (he can say thanks to David de Gea in the second) decisive and an activity at all times to put an end to a personal shortage that has lasted since 2013 in this phase of the competition. In the mission, the Argentine wants a new C1. Liverpool is warned.
Son of Heug-min (Tottenham): In the absence of captain and home scorer Harry Kane, the striker took on the role of savior on Wednesday on the pitch at Etihad Stadium. The South Korean, who scored a remarkable season between club and national team, scored twice as much as opportunism (7th, 10th). Two goals that, added to the first round, send the Spurs in the semifinals. Essential.