Manchester United will need to win at the Camp Nou if they want to reach the Champions League semi-finals after a defeated in their first leg against Barcelona with a score of 0-1 at Old Trafford.
Luke Shaw’s own goal became a decisive one in this match, marking an inconsolable defeat for the home team. The arbitrators asked for video replays, which dotted i, reclassified the offside to unconditional own goal.
Chris Smalling’s attempt to stand up to Barcelona’s striker Lionel Messi ended with an injury to the latter’s nose.
The second half of the match did not meet expectations, Barcelona played even more sluggish than in the first part. Even Philippe Coutinho’s blast on 36 minutes, which was skillfully turned aside by David de Gea.
Manchester United lost in 4 Champions League matches of 6, held on the home field.
For the first time since March 2005, Manchester United failed to score a single goal within the Champions League.
Barcelona won five of their last seven away games against their English rivals.
The latest odds from top bookmakers:
- Barcelona FC – Manchester United
- Champions League, Quarter-Final
- Venue: Camp Nou
- Date: April 16, 2019
- Kick-off: 19.00 GMT