United are kicking towards the Stretford End now. A reminder that away goals are no longer in operation in Uefa competition. Should the game end level, we’ll be heading towards extra time and possibly penalties. I’ll be very surprised if we see Wout Weghorst on the pitch at the start of the second half. The formation is good, the idea is good, but the player’s ability isn’t up to the standard required to annoy Barcelona” – Matthew Lysaght
“Incredible to think that Barcelona are ahead of Madrid in La Liga after what Madrid did to Liverpool” – Jeff Sax This is the first time I’ve seen a referee wearing red socks to avoid a colour clash. When was this directive announced?” – Simon Frank.
United are so fortunate not to be two goals down. De Gea shanks a pass upfield straight to Roberto, who for a second is one on one with the keeper. He shoots, only for his effort to be blocked by the sliding Casemiro. The ball breaks to Kessie … and Casemiro blocks that one too! My word. Casemiro has kept United in this tie through determination alone, right on the stroke of half-time!
De Jong curls the free kick towards the far post. Casemiro rises and heads behind for a corner. There were no Barca players near him, he could possibly have left that. But with his back to the action, he wasn’t taking any chances.
A 90-second period in which United can’t get out of their box. Barca pass and probe. United hold their shape well enough not to give up a shooting opportunity, but then Weghorst fails to control when there’s a chance to clear, then bowls over Kessie who nips in. Free kick just to the left of the D.
Man-utd, In case you missed the match.
Fred Goal vs Barcelona (1-1) pic.twitter.com/IxdsXHd6Q2
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