The journalists in Manchester have had want to know of the Barça Coach Ernesto Valverde before the game, whether he would prefer to leave without a counter hit, or with an away goal from the "Theatre of Dreams": "I prefer would be both," replied the 55-Year-old. The Team met his coach this desire and left behind in Manchester, moreover a stylish impression. An own goal from Luke Shaw (12.), the deflected Header from Luis Suarez into his own goal, was enough for Barcelona with ideal situation to go into the second leg.
Here Shaw directs the head to the ball from Suarez into his own goal. (Source: SRF)
United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has brought back since taking office in December at Manchester United's old self-understanding. The Red Devils under Solskjaers predecessor José Mourinho had done with Understatement, present among the Norwegians, again with a broad chest. So great that even the Name of FC Barcelona or Lionel Messi triggers at United never trouble you more, such as defender Chris Smalling in the run-up to the quarter-final first leg of the media had proclaimed. Ultimately, the new could but also even the differences in the in-game class do not trust to pay off.
A miracle, as in the eighth-final against PSG?
Especially the last appearance in the Champions League quarter-finals against Paris Saint-Germain has given United courage. This 3:1 in Paris brought back at Manchester United in the final Believe, to have a playful connection to the European top teams restored. Now the 0:1 at home showed against Barcelona to be a little more truth. The Parisian had made it to the Team of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the eighth-finals in two of the three goals too easily, provoked with our own mistakes, and made of FC Barcelona, his opponents any gifts. Rather, they played their leadership in the Stranger with a lot of possession, the Catalans kept the Ball 62 percent of the company's own ranks - scores over time.
Manchester United - Barcelona 0:1 (0:1)
goal: 13. Shaw (Own Goal) 0:1.
Manchester United: De Gea, Young, Smalling, Lindelöf, Shaw; Fred, McTominay, Pogba; Dalot (74. Lingard), Lukaku (68. Martial), Rashford (85. Pereira).
Barcelona: ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Arthur (66. Roberto), Busquets (93. Aleña), Rakitic; Messi, Luis Suarez, Coutinho (65. Vidal).
remarks: Manchester United without O'connor (locked), Bailly, Valencia, Darmian, Herrera, Matic and Sanchez (all injured). Barcelona without Rafinha and Vermaelen (both injured). Warnings: 18. Busquets (Foul). 19. Shaw (Foul/in the return game locked). 71. Vidal (Foul). 76. Lingard (Foul). 86. Smalling (Foul).
Created: 10.04.2019, 20:43 PM