Manchester United will take on Barcelona in the Champions League Quarterfinals.
Manchester United, who cleared a massive hurdle by beating Paris Saint Germain in the Round of 16 were not able to evade Barcelona in the Champions League draw. The Red Devils will take on Barcelona at Nou Camp on April 16th after failing to win their home leg last week. An own goal from Luke Shaw in the first leg is the separation in this tie.
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The Red Devils were put in a tricky group which consisted of Juventus, Valencia, and Young Boys. But, they were able to come out with 11 points with wins over a double over Young Boys and victory against Juventus. They drew to Valencia at home and ended up losing the away tie after playing the second fiddle side already having qualified for the knockout stages.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s debut European game as Manchester United was a daunting task. The Norwegian had to overcome Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League Round of 16. The three-time Champions were humbled at their own backyard as the visitors won the away 2-0.
In the reverse tie, it was a completely different game as the Red Devils took the game to the opposition half in full throttle. The English club’s front line consisted of Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku. Those two did the damage as the Belgian International scored a brace, whereas, Manchester United’s academy product scored a stoppage-time penalty to take his side to the next round. It will go down as one of the most memorable games in their history.
However, they looked totally lackluster and struggled against Barcelona. They won the 1-0 in the first leg of the Quarterfinals.
🚨 CONFIRMED #UCL QUARTER-FINAL DATES 🚨
First-leg: #MUFC v Barcelona, Wednesday 10 April (20:00 BST)
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On the other hand, Barcelona secured no lesser than 14 points in the Champions League group stages which contained Tottenham Hotspur, Inter Milan, and PSV Eindhoven. They were drawn up against Lyon in the Round of 16. The first game ended in a stalemate, but the Blaugrana were simply rampant in the second half as they beat Lyon 5-1 at Nou Camp.
LAST THREE CLASHES:
FC Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United – Champions League Final 2010/11
Manchester United and FC Barcelona previously met in an official game during the Champions League final at Wembley in 2011. Both the teams were with the hopes of lifting their second major trophy of the season following the league title triumph in the La Liga and the Premier League.
The Blaugrana opened the scoring through their winger Pedro in the 27th minute, before the Red Devils leading scorer Wayne Rooney equalized seven minutes after Pep Guardiola’s side took the lead.
Lionel Messi scored from outside the box to give no chance for Edwin Van Der Saar. The lead got doubled when David Villa found the top corner with an excellent shot to erase the hopes of a comeback for Manchester United.
Manchester United 0-2 FC Barcelona – Champions League Final 2008/09
Before they faced off at Wembley in 2011, Barcelona and Manchester United went head-to-head in the Champions League 2009 at Italy’s capital Rome. Manchester United kept on troubling the Blaugrana defense, but Pep Guardiola’s men hit them on the counters when Samuel Eto’o scored a fabulous goal by drifting in through the right-hand side.
The lead was doubled in the second half when Lionel Messi headed the ball from a tough angle to double the lead at Stadio Olimpico. Barcelona clinched their third Champions League trophy with this victory.
Manchester United 1-0 FC Barcelona – Champions League First leg – SemiFinal 2007/08
Following a stalemate at Nou Camp, Barcelona traveled to Old Trafford in the hopes of scoring past the resilient Manchester United defense. But, that was not the story as Paul Scholes’ fabulous strike in the first half became the separating point in the game.
The Red Devils played their Champions League against Chelsea at Moscow and beat them on penalties to register their third and final Champions League triumph in their history.
MANCHESTER UNITED VS FC BARCELONA – HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS:
Here is the head-to-head record of Manchester United against Barcelona.
Games Played: 12
Man Utd Games Won: 3
Games Drawn: 4
Barcelona Games Won: 5
It will be a pulsating contest as both Barcelona and Manchester United will be keen to end their Champions League drought.
OTHER CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FIXTURES:
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The Champions League semi-final draw:
🏴 Tottenham or Man City 🏴 vs 🇳🇱 Ajax or Juventus 🇮🇹
🏴 Man Utd or Barcelona 🇪🇸 vs 🏴 Liverpool or FC Porto 🇵🇹
Guaranteed to have at least one English side in the semi-finals this season 🙌 pic.twitter.com/o5YIL50wTq
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Liverpool Vs Porto
Juventus Vs Ajax
Tottenham Hotspur Vs Manchester City