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Manchester United - FC Barcelona
Champions League - 10 April 2019
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Manchester United 0-1 Barcelona That’s it! Barcelona beat Manchester United at Old Trafford for the first time, and put nine toes in the semi-finals of the Champions League. Luke Shaw’s early own goal settled a scruffy match of few chances – United huffed and puffed, and played admirably without the ball, but they lacked penetration with it and did not have a single shot on target. They will need another minor miracle if they are to get through.
- OffSergio BusquetsFC Barcelona
- OnCarles AleñaFC Barcelona
Carles Alena replaces Sergio Busquets.
There will be three minutes of added tiki taka.
Barcelona are passing the clock down. United have done a lot of good things but they have had no penetration in the final third.
- Yellow cardChris SmallingManchester United
Smalling is booked for a challenge on Suarez. That was a bit harsh, too. The referee hasn't been great tonight. If that's a yellow-card offence, Busquets should have been sent off about five times.
- OffMarcus RashfordManchester United
- OnAndreas PereiraManchester United
United's final change: Andreas Pereira replaces Marcus Rashford.
McTominay plays a dangerous pass towards Martial, and Pique comes across to make a vital interception at the expense of a corner.
Messi tries to drive the free-kick under the wall. It takes a slight deflection and is comfortably saved by De Gea.
United's heads are starting to drop. Pogba fouls Semedo just outside the area, a particularly stupid thing to do in the context of Lionel Messi's existence.
United have scored only one goal in five home Champions League games this season, and that was by Marouane Fellaini.
Rashford's superb cross from the left is brilliantly headed away by Lenglet, under considerably pressure from Pogba.
United are starting to look tired and a bit demoralised. They need to be careful not to concede a second here, because there's no way back from a 2-0 home def- oh.
Messi slithers past Fred on the edge of the area, but McTominay comes across to make an important tackle. He has been terrific tonight.
- Yellow cardJesse LingardManchester United
Lingard is booked for a nothing tackle on Vidal.
After a difficult start to the second half, Barcelona have calmed things down and are again in control of the match.
- OffDiogo DalotManchester United
- OnJesse LingardManchester United
Jesse Lingard replaces Diogo Dalot for United.
- Yellow cardArturo VidalFC Barcelona
That didn't take long. Vidal is booked for kicking Fred.
Told you Fred should have taken it. Rashford smashes it miles over the bar.
VIdal takes Pogba out 25 yards from goal. Somehow, I don't think Fred will be hitting this one after his last effort.
For all their endeavour and purpose - and they really have played well - United still haven't had a shot on target.
Manchester United make their first change - Anthony Martial replaces the largely disappointing Romelu Lukaku.
GOOD SAVE FROM DE GEA! Jordi Alba's fierce low shot from a very tight angle is kicked away by De Gea.
- OffArthurFC Barcelona
- OnSergi RobertoFC Barcelona
A double substitution for Barcelona - Arthur and Coutinho are replaced by Vidal and Sergi Roberto.
GOOD CHANCE FOR SUAREZ! A long spell of Barcelona possession ends with Semedo playing a neat reverse pass into the area for Suarez, who smashes it into the side netting from a tightish angle. He should have done better.
Rashford is fouled by Lenglet on the right wing. Young's free-kick is headed away by Jordi Alba.
Fred and McTominay have had good games in midfield, both with and without the ball. McTominay looks a different player since Solskjaer took over.
A lamentable pass from Jordi Alba goes straight to Fred. He hits a good shot from 25 yards is that blocked by the head of Pique, who had both hands right behind his back just in case.
Messi plays a routine pass out to Alba on the left. Goalkick to United. Barcelona have been weirdly poor in the last half an hour of the match, though United deserve credit for their pressing and general harassment.
Fred reverses an excellent through pass towards Rashford, who just can't control it on the run. United are much the better team at the moment.
CHANCE FOR RASHFORD! Young's cross is punched feebly by Ter Stegen to Rashford 12 yards from goal. He shapes to volley but can't get over the ball and slices it off the side of his leg. In hindsight, he should have had a touch and then hit it.
Barcelona are having to get their knees dirty at the back, with United's pace and power causing a few problems. For all that, Ter Stegen hasn't had a save to make yet.
United appeal for handball just outside the area when McTominay's cross is blocked by Busquets. It was a clear handball, and it might have been a second yellow card as well.
A slow start to the second half. Barcelona have been really sluggish by their standards.
In other news...
- 2nd Half
Peep peep! Manchester United begin the second half, kicking towards the Stretford End.
It's that man again.
- End of 1st Half
Manchester United 0-1 Barcelona Luke Shaw's own goal, scored in association with VAR, means Barcelona lead at half-time, but United recovered from a difficult start to play very well in the last 20 minutes of the first half.
Coutinho's imaginative backflick finds Suarez, who slaps an instinctive shot well wide from 15 yards.
Alba wins a corner down the left. Nothing comes of it but it gives Barcelona the chance to set up camp in United's half for the first time in a while.
WHAT A CHANCE FOR DALOT! It should be 1-1. Rashford, on the right, hit a brilliant booming cross beyond the far post, where the unmarked Dalot had a simple headed chance from six yards. He looked terrified at the prospect of scoring, however, and headed tamely back across the face of goal to nobody.
Busquets, who has been booked, shoves Pogba over near the halfway line. He's living dangerously.
FINE SAVE BY DE GEA! A nothing ball forward from Lenglet was diverted back towards his own goal by Lindelof. Suarez held it up superbly, backing into Smalling, and laid it back for Coutinho to whistle a fine low shot towards goal from 15 yards. De Gea thrust out his left leg to make a superb reaction save.
Lukaku is having a bit of a stinker for United. On the plus side, Pogba, Rashford, Fred and Dalot have been lively.
This is an excellent spell for United, with Barcelona looking if not rattled, then at least inconvenienced.
Messi is back on, with revenge in mind.
There's no suggestion that VAR will be used for that penalty appeal. Moments before the appeal, Smalling flattened Messi with a stray arm while winning a header on the halfway line. Messi has a nosebleed and looks a bit groggy as he receives treatment.
BIG PENALTY APPEAL FOR UNITED TURNED DOWN! McTominay cuts smartly unside Pique and goes over, but the referee waves play on. Pique didn't get the ball, although McTominay certainly made the most of it.
Dalot combines well with Shaw and surges down the left. He comes back inside and finds Pogba, whose inswinging cross is just over the head of Lukaku at the far post. Decent play from United.
Barcelona have had 76 per cent of the possession so far.
United have played pretty well against an obviously superior team, so they'll be really frustrated by conceding such a soft goal.
Rashford, who looks very lively, cuts inside from the left and smacks a wobbling shot high over the bar from 25 yards.
Luke Shaw's night gets worse: he is booked for a foul on Messi and will miss the second leg. He might come to regard that as a blessing.
Fred hits a frankly rubbish free-kick into the wall. The ball is eventually half cleared to Young, who lashes well wide from distance.
- Yellow cardSergio BusquetsFC Barcelona
Busquets, who should have been booked earlier, is booked this time for pulling back Pogba 25 yards from goal.
- Own-goalLuke ShawManchester United
GOAL! MANCHESTER UNITED 0-1 BARCELONA (Shaw own goal) Barcelona take the lead with the help of VAR. The goal was originally disallowed for offside, but that was the wrong decision and it was eventually given. Busquets clipped a ball over the top to Messi, who miscontrolled it on the run but recovered to loft a cross to the far post. Suarez - who was offside in the build up but not from Messi's cross - headed the ball back across goal, where it hit Luke Shaw and dribbled over the line. Suarez will want the goal but I'm not sure his header was going in until it hit Shaw.
Tiki taka tiki taka tiki taka. It's all Barcelona in terms of possession, though Rashford looks sharp on the counter-attack for United.
Luis Suarez is getting booed ever time he touches the ball. This isn't really news, is it?
Pogba plays a superb angled through pass to Rashford, who is just beaten to the ball 20 yards from goal by the sweeper-keeper Ter Stegen.
Lots of early possession for Barcelona, with Messi dropping deep to dictate play.
Rashford smashes the free-kick a few yards wide of the far post. Ter Stegen only had one man in the wall, which is interesting. Moments later, Young is also very lucky not to be booked for a sliding foul on Coutinho.
Busquets flattens McTominay 25 yards from goal and is very lucky not to get a yellow card. The free-kick is slightly to the right of centre...
It's been a strong start from Barcelona, with a couple of early corners. Diogo Dalot is playing as a left wing-back for United, with Luke Shaw as a third centre-back. That's interesting.
- 1st Half
Peep peep! Barcelona, in their yellow away kit, get the match under way.
The two captains shake hands. Rumours that Lionel Messi asked Ashley Young who he is are unconfirmed.
The Barcelona players look very relaxed in the tunnel; they are all smiling and joking with David De Gea. The rest of the United team look serious/terrified (delete as appropriate).
The players are ready, and so is Gary Neville.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks "We need to improve on the first leg against PSG. It’s down to us to try to dominate the game. If we let them dominate, we’re in for a hard night. That’s part of the battle, to take control of the ball. Rashy has been ill but he’s fine and hopefully he’ll last as long as I can. He lives for nights like this."
It's strange, given their domestic dominance and general brilliance, that Barcelona have reached only one Champions League final since winning it in 2011. That was in 2015, when they beat Juventus 3-1 to win the competition. They have gone out in the quarter-finals in every season since then. But it would be a major surprise if that happened again this year.
This is excellent: former Manchester United Darren Fletcher on the near-unplayable genius of Lionel Messi.
Despite handing Manchester United a few hidings down the years, Barcelona have never won at Old Trafford. They lost 3-0 in 1984, drew 2-2 in 1994 and 3-3 in 1998, and then lost 1-0 in 2008.
What did we do before emojis?
The winner of this tie will play Liverpool or Porto in the semi-finals. Just imagine if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wins the Champions League by beating PSG, Barcelona, Liverpool and Manchester City in the knockout stages.
Messi, Busquets and Pique are the only survivors from that game, although Chris Smalling had the fortune to be an unused substitute.
The last time these sides met - not counting the Intercontinental Champions Cup - was in the 2011 Champions League final, when Barcelona took pity on United and declared at 3-1. It was the defining performance of one of the greatest club sides of all time.
And I'm sure the home fans will give him a rousing reception on his big night.
If you still don't know why everyone loves Ole, this piece from Daniel Harris - the best I've read on Solskjaer since he arrived at Old Trafford in December - will enlighten you.
Philippe Coutinho, who scored a lovely goal for Liverpool at Old Trafford in the Europa League three seasons ago, starts for Barcelona ahead of Ousmane Dembele.
Barcelona (4-3-3) Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suarez, Coutinho. Subs: Cillessen, Dembele, Malcom, Sergi Roberto, Vidal, Umtiti, Alena.
We don't have the Barcelona team yet, though there are rumours that Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez might start. The United selection is interesting - no Martial or Lingard, who are maybe being saved for the Deulofeu role if the game opens up in the last quarter. I suspect United will start in a 4-4-2, though they could feasibly play 3-5-2 or 4-3-3 with that XI.
Manchester United (possible 4-4-2) De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Dalot, McTominay, Fred, Pogba; Lukaku, Rashford. Subs: Romero, Jones, Rojo, Pereira, Lingard, Mata, Martial.
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