Manchester United vs Barcelona (0-1)

Barcelona took an enormous step towards their 1st Champions League semi-final in four years as they claimed a slender 1-0 win away to Manchester United despite a completely underwhelming performance.

Ernesto Valverde’s men were aloof from their best, with Lionel Messi uncharacteristically quiet, tho’ United did not create the foremost of their periods of superiority and should win at Camp Nou if they’re to progress from now on within the competition.

Barca’s positive begin saw them manufacture the sole goal, the unfortunate Luke Shaw deflecting a Luis Suarez header into his web, the’ United looked bright for the rest of the primary 0.5.

Barca took the first initiative and diode within the twelfth minute – Messi choosing out Suarez at the near post and his header glanced off Shaw and trickled in.

United improved because the 0.5 went on, tho’ David Delaware Gea had to be alert with thirty-six minutes on the clock, exploitation his left foot to stay out Philippe Coutinho’s effort.

Diogo Dalot ought to have given United a due equalizer before long when meeting Marcus Rashford’s deep cross and inexplicably putt a header across goal instead of towards it.

United is continuing to seem the higher aspect when the break and wasted another probability too soon – Rashford’s close-range volley skew dreadfully wide.

Barca remained a threat, though, as Suarez shot into the side-netting when the great play by Lord Nelson Semedo, before Jordi Alba tested Delaware Gea at his close to posting.

The guests weren’t created to obtain those misses, however, with United’s poor service failing to enhance.

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Goals

12′ Barcelona L. Shaw (o.g.)

 

Manchester United Lineups

1 David De Gea
2 Victor Lindelöf
12 Chris Smalling
23 Luke Shaw
18 Ashley Young
39 Scott McTominay
17 Fred
6 Paul Pogba
20 Diogo Dalot
10 Marcus Rashford
9 Romelu Lukaku

 

Barcelona Lineups

1 Marc-André ter Stegen
2 Nélson Semedo
3 Gerard Piqué
15 Clément Lenglet
18 Jordi Alba
4 Ivan Rakitić
5 Sergio Busquets
8 Arthur
10 Lionel Messi
9 Luis Suárez
7 Philippe Coutinho

Manchester United – Barcelona Match Statistics

Manchester United

Barcelona

10 Shots Total 6
0 Shots on goal 3
7 Shots off goal 3
3 Shots blocked 0
3 Shots inside box 5
7 Shots outside box 1
16 Fouls 11
2 Corners 4
2 Offsides 0
3 Saves 0
33% Possession Time 67%
389 Passes Total 807
325 Accurate Passes 731
84% Accurate Passes% 91%
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