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Champions League Betting: Juventus 4/1 for glory after Ronaldo treble but Manchester City still the team to beat

15:31 GMT 13/03/2019
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The Portuguese star hit a hat-trick at the Allianz Stadium as the Serie A leaders beat Atletico Madrid 3-0, but Pep Guardiola's men are favourites

Juventus are 4/1 (5.0) second-favourites to win the Champions League after Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick led them to a 3-2 aggregate victory over Atletico Madrid.

The Spanish outfit were in pole position after two late goals saw them win the first leg 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano, but the return match was only ever going to be about one man.

A pair of headers by Ronaldo either side of half-time brought Juventus back level before Federico Bernardeschi won a penalty with four minutes left, which was coolly slotted home by the Portuguese star.

Juventus were out at 16/1 (17.0) after losing the first leg but bet365 have now cut them to 4/1 (5.0) in the outright market, behind only 9/4 (3.25) Manchester City.

The Citizens blew away Schalke 7-0 on Tuesday night to complete a 10-2 aggregate victory over the Bundesliga strugglers and reaffirm their position as favourites ahead of the quarter-final draw on Friday.

Six different players got on the scoresheet at the Etihad Stadium including 18-year-old Phil Foden, who became one of the tournament’s youngest ever goalscorers when he netted City’s sixth goal.

bet365 offer Barcelona at 9/2 (5.50) ahead of their last 16 second leg with 100/1 (101.0) Lyon. The pair drew 0-0 in France despite the La Liga champions recording 25 shots on goal.

Liverpool and Bayern Munich face off in Germany on Wednesday night for a place in the last eight, with both sides currently 10/1 (11.0) although that price will likely shorten for the winner of the tie.

After their stunning 3-1 comeback at Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United are priced at 12/1 (13.0) to win the Champions League whilst fellow Premier League side Tottenham can be backed at 14/1 (15.0).

Ajax were also big winners last week as they overturned a 2-1 deficit to stun Real Madrid 4-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu, and the Eredivisie side are available at 20/1 (21.0). Porto round out the market at 66/1 (67.0).

Check out the latest Champions League odds at bet365