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Barcelona Ease Past Manchester United To Seal Semi Final Spot

Barcelona were as dominant as you would expect as they saw off a weak effort from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side in the Nou Camp.

Marcus Rashford nearly handed the Red Devils a dream start as he went as close as one could possibly imagine up the left-flank in the opening minute.

From there, United were able to sustain some solid pressure for the first few exchanges before a Barcelona penalty completely derailed that momentum.

However, VAR intervened and ruled the original tackle to have been a legal one.

Lionel Messi was given far too much space in the sixteenth minute and took that opportunity easily, blasting past David De Gea in the United goal to give his side the lead.

De Gea gifted the Catalan giants a second shortly after, completely messing up an easy save after a shot from the Barca talisman Messi.

From there, there was something of an inevitability to the end result as Barcelona controlled proceedings against a lacklustre display from Solskjaer’s men.

Coutinho then managed to put a cherry on top with a phenomenal effort from long-range – ending United’s run in the Champions League and sealing his own side’s spot in the semis.

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