Manchester United -manager ole Gunnar Solskjaer tried until the last moment to hide his team's tactics before the Barcelona match.
– We need to try to control the match. If we give the initiative to them, the front is really hard to match. Part of the fight is to control the ball, Solskjaer confessed.
in Practice, the Norwegian had prepared his team to mainly counter-attack game. The mid-term batch, the biggest question mark was how the red-shirts are able to stop Leo Messi . Solskjærin paper in the Flea fell most often Scott McTominayn the plot, which, understandably, was worried about the Old Trafford home crowd.
united's tactics based on their own goal to defend, but the Norwegian manager had to think about a new approach for 12 minutes after.
to find messi in the penalty area border. He distributed the ball Luis Suárezille , pushing the Luke Shaw through the United goal. The uruguayan was a former Liverpool attack as the home crowd in the tooth, but the goal silenced the stadium completely.
Demands in terms of annoying was that her autumn 2015, the beginning of the dry season in the Champions league away games is not the end of hit. Uefa namely the one that checked the Barcelona opening of Shaw's own goal.
loss of status forced the United to wager on the offensive more. Half an hour of Chris Smalling runs messi's grass surface. The argentinian was left bleeding lying on the ground at the same time, when McTominay trying to fish a penalty to Gerard Piquén after contact.
an Italian judge Gianluca Rocchi did not see the mistake in either situation, and soon Messikin get back in the game.Piqué save
the opening episode was the first time in the Champions league in 2007 to play for Sporting after the game, when United couldn't get any shots the opponent's goal. Despite Solskjærin of the view that the home team attack the game didn't need Anthony Martialin or Jesse Lingardin speed. The Norwegian coach to conservatism, though understandable, because the longer the match progressed, it down the Barcelona defense line was leaking and left a space for the home team. The same also saw the visiting team coach Ernesto Valverde , who tried to wake up his team by replacing Sergi Roberto's and Arturo Vidal field. Finally, also the Martial from the field for the last 25 minutes. Lingard followed suit five minutes later. Even if United had not received even a shot Marc-André ter Stegen to guard the goal, was Solskjærin optimism understandable. Barcelona played namely bad. The input work was sloppy, and for some reason the weak United got its line of defense of panic. In the end was needed to Piquén stretching, so Martial run United even. Barcelona hang on to a 1-0 away win, but no way extremely sure it can't be further from the slot. United has this season won both Juventus that PSG's guests on the field.Ajax even
at the Same time in Amsterdam, Ajax occur completely unbiased against Juventus. Dutch team to apply boldly the opening goal, but just before the break, Cristiano Ronaldo pour a bucket of cold water to the home crowd in the neck. the João Cancelo sent a tempting cross in and Ronaldo stretched himself at full over catch by plunge puskulla the opening goal. As soon as the second period starting after the kick Concelo however, donated the ball David Neres , who ran on goal and finishing smoothing gorgeously relegated to a corner.
Ajax deserved his winning goal, but Jurgen Ekkelenkampin tensile direction was too close to the Juve-watch Wojciech Szczęsnya . the Douglas Costa was even closer to Juventus winning goal. Brass zipper bounces back to the field post. Turin to be continued next week 1-1-numbers.