FULL-TIME, Barcelona 2-2 Manchester United: One of the best matches of the entire season anywhere in the world ends all square after 90 spectacular minutes at Camp Nou. What a game.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 2-2 Manchester United (Raphinha 76’): BARÇA EQUALIZE!!! Jules Kounde wins the ball high up the pitch and finds Raphinha, who sends a cross into the box that goes untouched and into the back of the net!
GOAL, Barcelona 1-2 Manchester United (Kounde OG 59’): United take the lead thanks to an own goal by Jules Kounde.
GOAL, Barcelona 1-1 Manchester United (Rashford 52’): United equalize as Fred plays it through to Marcus Rashford who fires it past Marc-André ter Stegen from close range.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-0 Manchester United (Alonso 50’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Raphinha sends a corner into the box and Marcos Alonso rises highest at the far post to head home the opener!
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Manchester United: Back underway at Camp Nou!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 0-0 Manchester United: A breathtaking first half at Camp Nou with non-stop running and both teams playing really well and really hard. Both goalkeepers each made one big save, and Barça are matching United’s intensity so far. But they lost Pedri to injury just before halftime, and his absence could prove crucial in the second half.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Manchester United: And we’re underway at Camp Nou!
WELCOME TO THE SPOTIFY CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is the site of a huge European clash between Barcelona and Manchester United who face off in the first leg of their Europa League knockout playoff tie. Barça come into this one with a perfect record in 2023 looking to prove their worth in Europe, but it won’t be easy against a very good United side that is just as hot. This should be fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!
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Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, Alonso, Alba; Pedri, De Jong, Kessie; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Gavi (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Peña (GK), Tenas (GK), Christensen, Eric, Balde, Roberto, Casadó, Torre, Ferran, Fati, Alarcón
Starting XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Shaw, Malacia; Casemiro, Fred; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst (4-2-3-1)
Substitutes: Heaton (GK), Butland (GK), Maguire, Lindelöf, Dalot, Mainoo, Iqbal, Pellistri, Elanga, Garnacho
Competition/Round: 2022-23 UEFA Europa League, Knockout Playoffs, 1st leg
Date/Time: Thursday, February 16, 2023, 6.45pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 5.45pm GMT (UK), 12.45pm ET, 9.45am PT (USA), 11.15pm IST (India)
Venue: Spotify Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Maurizio Mariani (ITA)
VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
HOW TO WATCH
On TV: TUDN (USA), Not Available (Canada), BT Sport 2 (UK), SONY TEN 2 (India), SuperSport (Nigeria), Movistar Liga de Campeones (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, watch the 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!