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MAN vs BAR Match Result - UEFA Champions League 2018-19
Manchester United
0 - 1
FT
Barcelona
12' L. Shaw (OG)
FULL TIME!!!

Barcelona hold on for a 1-0 victory. The visitors barely got out of second gear and still managed to see off United. Though they were put under a bit of strife at times, United would be ruing their lack of cutting edge in the first leg. 

United now have a herculean task trying to overturn the deficit at the Camp Nou but they've won at Juventus and PSG away this season. Can they get a third big scalp this season? 

We will have to wait till next week to find out
90+3 United mount a final attack but it ends without an end product. The ball goes well over the bar and United have fluffed their last potential chance
90+3' Alena finally comes on for Barcelona after waiting an eternity!!!

Alena replaces Busquets
90+3' Alena has been waiting on the side lines for the past few minutes. He is having a wry smile about it

90+2' United haven't touched the ball in the last couple of minutes
Can United have one last chance before the final whistle?
Three minutes at the end of ninety!!!!
90' Barca trying to manage the game now as they keep the ball and move United from side to side
89' Barcelona spring a counter. But Suarez kills off the momentum of the break. Seems that Barcelona are more than happy with a 1-0 victory
88' United are having a real go at Barcelona in these final few minutes. Unfortunately, they aren't getting the desired quality into their crosses
87' United deliver another cross from the left flank but are unable to find their players in the box. They need to come up with a better end product
86' Smalling finally gets booked!!!
 
The defender fouls Suarez on the half-way line and deservedly gets a yellow card for his accumulation of fouls
Change for United!!!

Pereira on for Rashford
84' Last ditch tackle by Pique saves Barcelona

McTominay nearly plays in Martial but the Frenchman is denied at the death by Pique. He has been immense tonight
82' Messi's shot is saved by De Gea!!!!

His shot deflects off Busquets and nestles into the arms of De Gea. Messi's first shot on target
82' United give away a cheap free kick on the edge of the box. Messi territory
80' Rashford plays the ball inside to Fred and gets it back. He whips in a beautiful cross but it is cleared by Lenglet. The flag is also raised for off-side
79' Roberto wastes another crossing chance. His attempted pass is cut out easily by Shaw as the Spaniard tries to pick out Messi
77' Messi nearly gets past United's defence on his own but he is stopped at the edge of the box
76' Lingard gets booked minutes after coming on!!!
Must say that Vidal made a meal of it
75' Messi mis-places a pass again. Definitely not his most impressive display of the season
Change for United!!!

Lingard on for Dalot!! Change in shape coming for the hosts
73' Messi plays an excellent lofted pass to Semedo. The full back moves forward and puts a cross in but in deflects behind for a corner
71' Vidal gets booked after coming on!!! Not surprising
70' Rashford produces a dismal free kick as his shot lands into Row G at the Stretford End
70' Vidal concedes a silly free-kick on the edge of the box. Fred and Rashford behind the ball. Chance for United
69' Roberto gets dispossessed in midfield and United move forward. But their attack comes to nothing as the final ball is again missing
68' Change for United!!

Martial on for Lukaku
Double Change for Barcelona!!!
Roberto and Vidal on for Coutinho and Arthur
66' De Gea saves from Alba!!!
Suarez and Alba play a wonderful one-two on the edge of the box. Alba finds space to shoot and fires a left-footed shot. But, it is saved comfortably by De Gea

65' Suarez blasts his shot wide!!!
Semedo plays a beautiful reverse pass to Suarez but he can't get his shot on target
64' Barcelona keeping the ball and don't seem in a rush to mount attacks. Looks like they are content to draw United out slowly and then hit them with the knockout punch
62' Young whips in the free kick but it is cleared away by Barcelona. United need to make the most of their set-pieces to get a foothold in the game
61' Lenglet fouls Rashford on the right flank. A soft one but a foul. Free kick to United
57' A poor clearance by Alba finds its way to Fred. The Brazilian produces a rasping shot but it is intercepted adroitly by Pique. Nothing is getting past the Spaniard today
57' Barca trying to weave patterns in midfield and the attacking third. But, United are holding firm for now
56' Messi does not find Alba on the left as the latter makes his move a little too early and the former plays the pass behind him
55' United are targeting Busquets whenever he is in possession. That looks like Barcelona's weakest link today
54' United hit Barca on the counter and nearly hurt them. But, the through ball to Rashford just eludes him
53' Semedo wastes a good crossing opportunity as he takes a touch too many and misses the chance to play Coutinho in
52' Huge Chance for Rashford!!!!

A poor punch by Ter Stegen hands Rashford a chance at the edge of the box. The Englishman though can only slice his shot. Big chance for United that
51' Rashford nearly gets onto a Lukaku through-ball. But, he is thwarted by Pique again
50' United try to play out from the back but get it extremely wrong and concede a throw-in inside their own half
49' The corner is deep but Pique gets his head on to it. Fred receives the loose ball but he sprays his pass horribly wide of the target
48' A subdued start to the second period by both sides but United suddenly spring to life. Young is found by a raking cross-field pass but his cross is deflected behind by Alba
46' United pressing high at the start of the second half as well and are putting pressure on Barcelona
The players are back on to the pitch!! And the whistle goes!!

Manchester United get us started in the second half
Manchester United need to sort out the right side of their defence. Alba and Coutinho are having a field day attacking down that flank as Young and Lindelof are unable to pick the right man to mark. The three at the back is certainly not working for United down that side 
HALF TIME!!!

Barcelona lead 1-0 at the break. 

Manchester United were clearly second best in the half and they need to improve massively if they are to get anything out of this game. 

Barcelona, on the other hand, haven't set the world ablaze but have quietly kept things ticking. They wouldn't mind a 1-0 victory at the end of the game. 

United have it all to do in the second period
Two Minutes added on at the end of the half!!

45' Suarez shoots wide!!

Beautiful interplay by Messi and Coutinho finds Suarez on the edge of the box. But, he doesn't get his first time shot on target
45' Messi plays a hopeful long pass to Coutinho but it is cut out easily by Young
43' Barcelona applying pressure towards the fag end of the half. Messi trying to get into the game after his injury
43' Alba wins a corner off Young on the left flank after being freed by Messi (who else?)
42' McTominay dispossesses Messi and set United away. But, it comes to nothing as Rashford is caught off-side from the resulting attack
40' Huge chance for Dalot!!!!

Dalot misses a golden opportunity as he inexplicably heads the ball away from goal. He was fed by Rashford who whipped in a wonderful cross
38' United move through the gears and find space on the right flank. Young plays in beautiful cross but it is headed away by Pique
38' Coutinho is definitely enjoying coming back to England. Barcelona's best player today so far
36' HUge save by De Gea!!!

Suarez brilliantly holds the ball up and the ball finds Coutinho. The latter fires a fierce shot at goal which is blocked by De Gea with his right foot
32' Another poor moment by Busquets puts Ter Stegen under pressure but the German boots the ball out of play. The Spaniard is not enjoying his best game today
31' Messi's injury looks very bad but he should be able to continue
29' Messi is bleeding!!!

A rash tackle by Smalling leaves Messi on the floor with the Argentine bleeding from his nose. This looks nasty. He is receiving treatment right now
28' Crucial block by Alba!!
Barca dig themselves an almighty hole as Lenglet gets caught in possession near his own box. But, Alba comes in the way of Young's intended pass to Rashford
26' Pogba's cross just eludes Lukaku!

Pogba whips in a delicious cross which is just beyond the reach of Lukaku. United need more of this impetus if they are to mount a comeback
26' United enjoying more possession but are not going anywhere with it
24' United sweep forward and work the ball well. But, Lukaku's cross is woeful and straight at Ter Stegen
23' Messi makes a mockery of Fred near the half-way line and keeps possession in a tight corner for Barcelona
21' Rashford flashes his shot over!!
Rashford cuts in brilliantly but then fires his shot well over the bar
20' Young wastes a promising counter attack by blazing his cross directly past the outside line

20' Shaw gets a Yellow Card!

The defender pulls back Messi on the right flank and goes into the book for his troubles
19' The free kick is poor as Fred hits the wall. Messi picks up the loose ball and tries to play the ball forward. It falls kindly to Young who can only slice his shot wide of the goal
17' Yellow Card for Busquets

Busquets pulls back Pogba near the edge of the box after some misunderstanding between him and Pique. The Spaniard gets booked and rightfully so
16' Manchester United haven't yet gotten off the team bus. They are being outplayed everywhere across the pitch right now
13' VAR having a look at it and GOAL given!!!!!!!!
Has Coutinho scored at Old Trafford? Messi is superbly played through by Busquets. Messi then finds Suarez at the back post who heads it into the centre. 

The ball finally deflects of Shaw into the net. Well, Coutinho doesn't have his big moment after all
10' Manchester United barely getting a sniff of the ball but whenever they do get it, they are releasing it early. 
8' Ter Stegen rushes off his line and clears a potential attacking move. Brilliant by the German
7' Messi and Alba showing their telepathic connection. The former found the latter thrice in thirty minutes
5' Rashford fires the free kick wide!!

Rashford tries to outwit Ter Stegen with a powerful strike but it flies harmlessly wide. Goal kick for Barcelona


3' Free kick for Manchester United in a promising position!!

Busquets hacks down McTominay twenty five yards out from goal. Lucky to escape a yellow there
2' An unconventional corner hits the first man but they get another corner. Barca play it short and look for an opening. They take the ball back to their midfield, resisting the temptation to cross

1' Barcelona immediately control possession and move forward. A cross from Jordi Alba from the left deflects for a corner
We are underway!!!!

Barcelona get us started!!!!
The Teams make their way on to the pitch!!!

Ashley Young leads Manchester United out while the mercurial Messi captains Barcelona
Barcelona were miraculously dumped out of the Champions League last year at the same stage and the quarter final record of their big guns, Suarez and Messi isn't particularly encouraging. 

Do Barcelona have enough firepower to put their record straight today?
Only a few minutes remain before the game!!!! 
Barcelona has lost only a handful of games this season but the few games they have lost have come against teams that break quickly. 

Can Rashford, Lukaku and Pogba hurt the Blaugrana on the counter? The match could well hinge upon this. 

Stay tuned to find out!!
Manchester United can potentially switch between two formations with the line-up they have named. 

The Red Devils can either play three at the back with Young as the third centre back and Shaw and Dalot as wing-backs or either of Dalot or Young can play as a right-sided midfielder with four at the back. 

Solskjaer sure knows how to keep the opposition guessing!!
Barcelona has failed to win their last four encounters at Old Trafford (2 draws and 2 defeats)

Can Barcelona break the trend or will Solskjaer's men maintain their home advantage?
Barcelona Team News in!!!!

Arthur Melo gets the nod!!!!

Barcelona:
Marc Andre Ter Stegen, Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur Melo, Philippe Coutinho, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi

Subs: Jasper Cillessen, Carles Alena, Ousmane Dembele, Malcom, Sergi Roberto, Arturo Vidal, Samuel Umtiti
Manchester United Team News in!!!!!!

Dalot starts!!!

Manchester United:
David De Gea, Diogo Dalot, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Fred, Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku

Subs: Sergio Romero, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Andreas Pereira, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial
Manchester United host Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League tie at Old Trafford. The Red Devils booked their place in the last eight after producing a stirring comeback against PSG in the Round of 16. Barcelona, meanwhile, thrashed Lyon in the second leg to advance to the quarter final.

Here is a look at the predicted XIs of both sides:

Manchester United: 
David De Gea, Ashley Young, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Fred, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku

Barcelona: Marc Andre Ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho
90'+3'
Carles Aleñà
Sergio Busquets
Andreas Pereira
M. Rashford
85'
C. Smalling
85'
J. Lingard
76'
J. Lingard
Diogo Dalot
74'
71'
A. Vidal
A. Martial
R. Lukaku
68'
66'
Sergi Roberto
Arthur
65'
A. Vidal
Philippe Coutinho
L. Shaw
19'
17'
Sergio Busquets
12'
L. Shaw (Own Goal)
Barcelona (4-3-3)
Ernesto Valverde Tejedor (Manager)
1
David de Gea
23
L. Shaw
12
C. Smalling
2
V. Lindelöf
20
Diogo Dalot
6
P. Pogba
17
Fred
39
S. McTominay
18
A. Young
9
R. Lukaku
10
M. Rashford
1
M. ter Stegen
18
Jordi Alba
15
C. Lenglet
3
Piqué
2
Nélson Semedo
8
Arthur
5
Sergio Busquets
4
I. Rakitić
7
Philippe Coutinho
9
L. Suárez
10
L. Messi
Barcelona (4-3-3)
Ernesto Valverde Tejedor (Manager)
Manchester United Subs
15
Andreas Pereira
4
P. Jones
14
J. Lingard
11
A. Martial
8
Mata
16
M. Rojo
22
S. Romero
Barcelona Subs
26
Carles Aleñà
13
J. Cillessen
11
O. Dembélé
20
Sergi Roberto
14
Malcom
23
S. Umtiti
22
A. Vidal
34% POSSESSION 66%
10 SHOTS 6
0 SHOTS ON GOAL 3
16 FOULS 11
2 CORNERS 4
2 OFFSIDES 0
3 YELLOW CARDS 2
0 RED CARDS 0
3 SAVES 0
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
Group A
1 Borussia Dortmund 6 4 1 1 8 13
2 Atlético Madrid 6 4 1 1 3 13
3 Brugge KV 6 1 3 2 1 6
4 AS Monaco 6 0 1 5 -12 1
Group B
1 Barcelona 6 4 2 0 9 14
2 Tottenham Hotspur 6 2 2 2 -1 8
3 Internazionale 6 2 2 2 -1 8
4 PSV Eindhoven 6 0 2 4 -7 2
Group C
1 Paris Saint-Germain 6 3 2 1 8 11
2 Liverpool 6 3 0 3 2 9
3 Napoli 6 2 3 1 2 9
4 FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd 6 1 1 4 -12 4
Group D
1 FC Porto 6 5 1 0 9 16
2 Schalke 04 6 3 2 1 2 11
3 Galatasaray Spor Kulübü 6 1 1 4 -3 4
4 FK Lokomotiv Moskva 6 1 0 5 -8 3
Group E
1 Bayern München 6 4 2 0 10 14
2 AFC Ajax 6 3 3 0 6 12
3 SL Benfica 6 2 1 3 -5 7
4 AEK Athens 6 0 0 6 -11 0
Group F
1 Manchester City 6 4 1 1 10 13
2 Olympique Lyonnais 6 1 5 0 1 8
3 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 6 1 3 2 -8 6
4 Hoffenheim 6 0 3 3 -3 3
Group G
1 Real Madrid 6 4 0 2 7 12
2 Roma 6 3 0 3 3 9
3 FC Viktoria Plzeň 6 2 1 3 -9 7
4 PFK CSKA Moskva 6 2 1 3 -1 7
Group H
1 Juventus 6 4 0 2 5 12
2 Manchester United 6 3 1 2 3 10
3 Valencia 6 2 2 2 0 8
4 BSC Young Boys 6 1 1 4 -8 4
PMatches Played
WMatches Won
DMatches Drawn
LMatches Lost
GDGoal Difference
PtsTotal Points
MATCH DETAILS
Tournament UEFA Champions League 2018-19 - Quarter-finals
Stadium Old Trafford
Match time Thu, 11 Apr 2019, 12:30 AM
Updated: Apr 11, 2019 02:30 AM | Published: Apr 10, 2019 23:03 PM