Manchester United will be aiming to overturn a 1-0 deficit, and reach the last four of the Champions League, when we play the second leg of our quarter-final against Barcelona on Tuesday.
Barcelona vs Manchester United
League: Uefa Champions League [UCL]
Date: Tuesday 16th April 2019 Kick-Off: 8:00 PM (WAT)
Stadium: Camp Nou [Barcelona]
Referee: Felix Brych
Assistants: Mark Borsch & Stefan Lupp
Fourth Official: Pavel Královec
Fact you need to know! Barcelona have never lost a home match against Manchester United in European competition (W2 D2), with their last such meeting finishing 0-0 in April 2008.
After a closely fought first leg at Old Trafford, it is Luis Suarez’s header, that deflected in off Luke Shaw for an own goal, that separates the two sides going into the crucial second tie with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad looking to draw inspiration from last month’s staggering turnaround against Paris Saint-Germain to book a place in the semi-finals of the competition.
Barcelona Team News
The hosts have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the second leg. Luis Suarez limped off the pitch at Old Trafford but has since recovered and is able to play while Lionel Messi, who was on the receiving end of a collision with Chris Smalling, appears fine to lead the side.
Manchester United Team News
Alexis Sanchez and Nemanja Matic are in the United squad that has travelled to Catalonia on Monday afternoon as both near a return to the first team after spells on the sidelines. Alexis, who spent three seasons at the Nou Camp as a player, has been out of action since the beginning of March with a knee injury while Matic has missed the last three fixtures with a muscle strain.
Ander Herrera and Eric Bailly have not travelled to Barcelona as they continue to recover from their respective injuries while Luke Shaw will be suspended for the second leg due to the defender picking up a third yellow card in the competition, resulting in a one-match ban.
Head To Head
Barcelona vs Manchester United Quick View
- Of the 70 previous occasions a side has won a Champions League knockout tie first leg away from home, just four have been eliminated (6%). However, two of those instances have been in this season’s competition, including once by Manchester United.
- Barcelona have progressed from 39 of their 41 European ties in which they won the first leg away from home – the exceptions were against FC Koln in the 1980-81 UEFA Cup, and against Metz in the 1984-85 Cup Winners’ Cup.
- Manchester United have progressed from one of their four previous European ties in which they lost the first leg at home, though it was in the last round against Paris Saint-Germain.
- Barcelona are unbeaten in 30 Champions League home games, the longest such run in the competition (W27 D3). They’ve also not conceded more than once in any of those 30 games (15 goals in total) since a 0-3 loss to Bayern Munich in the 2012-13 semi-finals.
Barcelona vs Manchester United Betting Tips
Tip:- Over 9.5 Corners
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