By: Sports Desk
Last Updated: February 17, 2023, 01:39 IST
Barcelona vs Manchester United: Hello and welcome to our coverage of Europa League match between Barcelona and Manchester United from Camp Nou. The two footballing powerhouses will collide against each other after years to set up one of the most hyped clashes of the season as La Liga table leaders Barcelona host Manchester United for the first leg of the Europa League clash. Both clubs have been in terrific form this season under new managers as Erik Ten Hag had brought the unity back in the MAN Utd camp, while Xavi is also working hard to bring the golden days of the club. Read More
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— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 16, 2023
Ronald Araujo had a chance to score a late clutch goal but Malacia denied with his interception. It turns out to be a thrilling ride as Barcelona vs Manchester United first leg lived up to the hype. Marcus Rashford extends his scoring streak but Raphinha denied Manchester United with a long-range strike. Robert Lewandowski missed his shooting boots as Barcelona also missed Pedri in the second half. FCB 2-2 MUN FULL TIME
Barcelona have been relentless in the last few minutes with some back-to-back shots to test David de Gea. The pressure is on the defenders of both side now as its still not over. FCB 2-2 MUN 87′
Both teams are giving their all in the final minutes here in search of a victory. It has been a thrilling ride so far with four goals scored and one more is what both teams wanted at the moment. FCB 2-2 MUN 84′
GOAL! What a strike from Raphinha as it’s 2-2 at Camp Nou. Barcelona are back in the game. The Brazilian curled the ball in for Robert Lewandowski who failed to get the ball on it but surely managed to confuse David de Gea as the ball enters the net comfortably. FCB 2-2 MUN 76′
Everything is going Manchester United’s way at the moment as Gavi has also picked a yellow card and he will be the Old Trafford leg now. FCB 1-2 MUN 74′
Robert Lewandowski fails to score from free kick spot. Barcelona have made three changes as Balde, Christensen and Fati are on the field now. FCB 1-2 MUN 68′
Yellow Cards For Casemiro and Erik Ten Hag
GOAL! An unfortunate one for Jules Kounde as it’s his own goal. And Barcelona are behind at Camp Nou, big task ahead for them. Manchester United were constantly knocking the doors of Ter Stegen and they have finally managed to break it in the second half twice. FCB 1-2 MUN 59′
GOAL! Marcus Rashford didn’t waste much time getting an equalizer for Manchester United. It was a very tight angle but Rashford is in form of his life and he hits the narrow gap at the near post to level the score. FCB 1-1 MUN 53′
GOAL!!!! Barcelona are ahead in the game as Marcos Alonso connected the header from Raphinha’s corner kick. It was excellent from the Spanish defender as he squeezed the ball in the very narrow gap to find the opening goal for Barcelona. FCB 1-0 MUN 50′
Second half continues with the same flow as we are witnessing end-to-end attacks from both sides. Barcelona had some good chances but they are struggling to convert. BAR 0-0 MUN 49′
Second half begins!
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— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 16, 2023
A thrilling first half as both teams put up a show here but no goal in the 45th here. Marc Andre Ter Stegen has been sensational as he saved a couple of good shots. While David de Gea was not tested much in first half. Robert Lewandowski needs to work on his positioning. While Rafael Varane needs to be watchful now as he has already got a yellow card. BAR 0-0 MUN HALF TIME!
Pedri seems in trouble with his hamstring as Sergi Roberto replaced him in the middle. Big blow for Barcelona to lose Pedri early in the game. BAR 0-0 MUN 41′
Manchester United are making some blunders with their passes but fortunately for them, Barcelona have failed to the advantage so far. Both teams are attacking in short spells and it has been a thrilling ride so far. BAR 0-0 MUN 38′
Ter Stegen has been rock solid at the goal so far and has stopped some good shots by the Manchester United players. Marcus Rashford has not made any major impact in the game while Bruno Fernandes is trying hard to cause some trouble. BAR 0-0 MUN 33′
Robert Lewandowski had a golden chance to put the ball inside the net but it stuck to his foot on the turn and United managed to recover it. The Poland striker needs to end his goal drought tonight. BAR 0-0 MUN 26′
Barcelona are controlling the game at the moment and Manchester United are struggling to keep the hold of the ball despite some poor passes from Barca players. BAR 0-0 MUN 20′
The Premier League giants are high on confidence as Marcus Rashford is probably the most in-form player at the moment as the English forward has been scoring consistently for them. While Barcelona have a solid backline this season which has done wonders match after match. While they don’t rely on individual brilliance this season in front of goal as they have collectively done well to outclass the opposition.
On what date will the Europa League match between Barcelona and Manchester United be played?
The Europa League match between Barcelona and Manchester United will be played on February 16, Thursday.
Where will the Europa League match between Barcelona and Manchester United be played?
The Europa League match between Barcelona and Manchester United will be played at Camp Nou, Barcelona.
At what time will the Europa League match between Barcelona and Manchester United begin?
The Europa League match between Barcelona and Manchester United will begin at 11:15 pm IST on February 16.
Which TV channels will broadcast the Europa League match between Barcelona and Manchester United?
The Europa League match between Barcelona and Manchester United will be telecast on Sony Sports Network in India.
How do I watch the live streaming of the Europa League match between Barcelona and Manchester United?
The Europa League match between Barcelona and Manchester United will be streamed live on the SonyLIV app and website.
Predicted Starting Line-up:
Barcelona Predicted Starting Line-up: Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Jules Kounde, Ronald Araujo, Andreas Christensen, Jordi Alba; Pedri, Frenkie De Jong, Gavi; Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, Ansu Fati
Manchester United Predicted Starting Line-up: David De Gea; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw; Marcel Sabitzer, Fred; Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Wout Weghorst
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