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Manchester United vs Barcelona live blog, full-time: Barça play horribly, still win at Old Trafford

Join us to follow and comment a huge European night at Old Trafford!

Manchester United v Juventus - UEFA Champions League Group H Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

FULL-TIME, Manchester United 0-1 Barcelona: Apart from the first 15 minutes, this was the worst performance of the season from Barça. Just awful, and they’re lucky to face a United team so bad in the final third. The away goal is a positive, but it’s the only positive. Next week needs to be better. Much better.

SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Manchester United 0-1 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Let’s play better and get some more goals!

HALFTIME, Manchester United 0-1 Barcelona: Barça made an awesome start and got a goal, and then forgot how to play. United are very much the better team and haven’t equalized only because they’re missing the final ball. Barça need to get back to what made them dominant in the first 15 minutes, otherwise this could get really nervous in the second half.

GOAL!!!!! Manchester United 0-1 Barcelona (Suárez 13’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Luis Suárez scores his first Champions League goal of the season after heading home a cross from Lionel Messi! The goal was initially ruled out for offside, but VAR quickly changed the decision and Barça are ahead!

KICKOFF! Manchester United 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Give me all the heart attacks you want. It’s Champions League night.



Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suárez, Coutinho (4-3-3)

Bench: Cillessen, Umtiti, Roberto, Aleñá, Vidal, Malcom, Dembélé


Starting XI: De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Dalot, McTominay, Fred, Pogba; Rashford, Lukaku (4-4-2)

Bench: Romero, Jones, Rojo, Pereira, Lingard, Mata, Martial

WELCOME TO OLD TRAFFORD!!! One of the most historic grounds in Europe is the site of a fantastic Champions League matchup between Manchester United and Barcelona, who play the first leg tonight at the Theatre of Dreams. Barça are favorites and have the best team, but United pulled off a miracle in the Round of 16 against PSG and have played much better under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. This should be a great night of European football, and you are welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!

(Note: the comments will be open only when the team news come out, because our commenter people love commenting and sometimes there are too many comments in the comments section)


Competition/Round: 2018-19 Champions League, Quarterfinals, First Leg

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 9pm CET, 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Thursday)

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, England

Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)


How to watch on TV: TNT (USA), BT Sport 2 (UK), SuperSport 5 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 2 (India), Movistar Liga de Campeones (Spain), others

How to stream: B/R Live (USA), BT Sport Live (UK), Movistar+ (Spain), others

Matchday Thread Rules

We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:

Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, no swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.

Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!

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