Betting Special: Manchester United complete 20/1 Champions League turnaround against Paris Saint-Germain

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A stoppage time Marcus Rashford penalty gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side a 3-1 win and the Red Devils went from 125/1 to 10/1 in the outright market

Ajax secured a Champions League quarter final place with a stunning 4-1 win over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Tuesday, but Wednesday's action saw an even bigger shock.

An injury-ravaged Manchester United began the day as 20/1 (21.0) long shots to overturn a 2-0 first leg defeat to Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford.

There was some modest interest in backing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side to become the first team to overcome a two-goal home defeat in the knockout rounds of this competition, but they went off as an 18/1 (19.0) shot.

That was quickly cut to around 11/2 (6.50) as Romelu Lukaku struck inside the opening two minutes, although Juan Bernat's equaliser seemed to settle the hosts.

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Lukaku got his second goal courtesy of an error from Gianluigi Buffon and United went into the break leading 2-1 on the night but needing another strike to progress on away goals.

PSG seemed to be doing enough until a late VAR review awarded the visitors a controversial penalty. Presnel Kimpembe was adjudged to have handled a Diego Dalot shot just inside the 18-yard box.

Marcus Rashford stepped up to finish with aplomb and completed one of the most remarkable Champions League comebacks of all time.

bet365 made United 125/1 (126.0) in their Champions League winner odds prior to kick-off. That price now sits at 10/1 (11.0) as Solskjaer's side hauled themselves back into serious contention, the same quote as Liverpool and Bayern Munich who meet next week at the Allianz Arena for a spot in the quarter finals.

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Manchester City still head the market at 5/2 (3.50) with Barcelona available at 7/2 (4.50).

bet365’s Steve Freeth said, “This incredible Ole Gunnar Solskjaer story shows no sign of stopping in what has been a good night for punters.”

The Parisiens have now crashed out Europe's premier club competition at the last 16 stage in each of the last four seasons despite an eye-watering level of investment in their playing squad. Two of of those exits involved incredible second leg comebacks and that lack of composure in the knockout stages is a major headache for the club's hierarchy.

Elsewhere, VAR played a part in Porto's extra time win over Roma at Estadio do Dragao. The hosts were awarded a penalty in the 116th minute but the additional officials ruled against Patrik Schick's claims for a spot-kick minutes later. The Portuguese side progressed 4-3 on aggregate but remain relative outsiders at 50/1 (51.0) with bet365.

Odds correct at the time of publish. Please gamble responsibly.

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