Barcelona vs Manchester United Live : Since 2000, these teams have meet on three occasions: twice in the Finals Barcelona won both of those matches and once in the Semifinals, with Man United winning. Man United has lost to Barcelona on their last three visits to Camp Nou, and in two of those matches they failed to score. So it ends for Manchester United, as they lose 1-0 at home to Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal matchup. Barcelona has its away goal, and United has a tall task
Barcelona welcomes Manchester United to the Camp Nou on Tuesday with a spot in the Champions League semifinals on the line. It’s the second leg of the quarterfinals in Spain with Barca leading 1-0 following last Wednesday’s second leg. In that match, it was an own goal off a header from Luis Suarez that gave Barca the slim, yet valuable advantage entering this one, where a win or a draw will see them advance.
Barcelona: A draw is enough for Barca, while a goal would still leave United needing two goals. They’ll look to be cautious defensively and patient in attack to eliminate any quick build up from the English club. Two goals will probably be enough to kill this one off.
Manchester United: The Red Devils pulled off the shocker at PSG in the round of 16, so they’ll be boosted knowing they can do it again here against a Barca team that at time can look quite inconsistent. They are big underdogs, and they’ll likely need the strength of Romelu Lukaku to help hold the ball up and cause trouble on set pieces.
Barcelona and Manchester United meet in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final at the Camp Nou on Tuesday, with the Blaugrana holding a 1-0 aggregate lead.
Barca are favourites to reach the last four, and not just because of their first-leg win at Old Trafford. Key players have also been rested in La Liga recently, including attacking talisman Lionel Messi.
By contrast, United’s resources have been stretched amid a tense battle to finish in the top four of the Premier League and qualify for this tournament next season.
While Barca’s star men took a breather, United needed their big guns just to scrape a 2-1 win at home to West Ham United. It means the La Liga team should be fresher.
Making the most of the advantage will be vital against a United squad with the players to create crucial away goals. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial’s pace up top will be a test for centre-back Gerard Pique, but Barca can cut off the supply lines again by bossing midfield as they did in Manchester.
Paul Pogba was kept quiet, as Sergio Busquets, Arthur Melo, Ivan Rakitic and Philippe Coutinho owned the ball. Making better use of possession has to be the hosts’ priority after they managed just six shots, with three on target, during the first leg, per Sky Sports.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be more concerned about what his own players do with the ball after they failed to register a shot on target in the first leg. Getting key attackers, including Romelu Lukaku, involved in the game proved a challenge
Solskjaer has to find a way for his strikers and Pogba to enjoy more freedom this time. The France international has the vision and running power to fashion chances for a team likely to soak up pressure and try to score on the break.