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Barcelona Edge Out United In Old Trafford Ahead Of Nou Camp Decider

Old Trafford played host to the Champions League quarter-final clash between Manchester United and Barcelona this evening.

At first, it was all Barcelona as the Catalan giants controlled close to 90% of the possession in the opening sections.

Disaster struck early on for Solskjaer’s men as a Luke Shaw own-goal saw them fall behind in the first twelve minutes.

And for a time, it seemed as though the crowd in attendance at Old Trafford were about to witness a classic smothering performance from Messi and co, but as the half went on, they did certainly begin to carve out some half-chances – with one Diego Dalot header, in particular, showing that there was still some fight in them.

When the second-half began, it was all United for a while – but again, they lacked the composure to get anything substantial in front of goal.

Then, once again, Barcelona began to re-establish control and despite not being as threatening as we’ve come to expect – started to watch as the clock winded down.

In the end, Barca did just enough take an away goal with them to the second-leg in the Nou Camp, but overall, neither side will feel as though they showed their best.

 

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