FULL-TIME, Barcelona 3-0 Manchester United: Dominant performance to reach the semis in style. Well done, boys. Very well done.
GOAL! Barcelona 3-0 Manchester United (Coutinho 61’): IT’S THREE FOR BARÇA, AND IT’S A GOLAZO!!! Messi plays a monster pass to Jordi Alba, who plays it to Philippe Coutinho and the Brazilian fires his trademark rocket into the top corner from outside the box. WHAT. A. GOAL.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United: Come on, boys! Let’s finish the job and get more goals to reach the semifinal in style!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United: Barça had a bad start to the game, then scored two quick goals and have dominated things ever since. Unless there’s a giant collapse coming, we’re going to the semifinal!
GOAL! Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United (Messi 20’): BARÇA DOUBLE THE LEAD! Messi takes a shot from distance and the ball goes under De Gea! It’s a bad goalkeeping mistake, but it doesn’t matter!
GOAL! Barcelona 1-0 Manchester United (Messi 16’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Ashley Young gives the ball away close to his area, Lionel Messi gets it and runs through three players before placing a gorgeous curling shot past David De Gea. Beautiful goal.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Manchester United: Come on, boys! As long as you reach the quarterfinal, give me all the heart attacks you want.
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suárez, Coutinho (4-3-3)
Bench: Cillessen, Umtiti, Semedo, Aleñá, Vidal, Malcom, Dembélé
Starting XI: De Gea; Jones, Lindelof, Smalling, Young; Fred, McTominay, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Martial (4-3-3)
Bench: Romero, Dalot, Matic, Pereira, Mata, Sánchez, Lukaku
WELCOME TO CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is the site of another magical night of European football as Barcelona and Manchester United play the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal. The Blaugrana won the first leg, but it was just 1-0 so this tie is still wide open. This should be an awesome game, and you are welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!
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Competition/Round: 2018-19 UEFA Champions League, Quarterfinals, Second Leg
First Leg Result: Barcelona 1-0 Manchester United
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 9pm CET, 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Wednesday)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
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), DAZN (Canada), 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!