Barcelona and Manchester United meet at Camp Nou, in a return match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Quarter-finals), after the victory outside Barcelona by (0-1) in the first leg. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1.
After the away win by (0-1), the home team comes into this second leg with a 1 goal advantage. In the last match they played, for the First Division, they tied with Huesca by (0-0). In their last 4 home matches for the UEFA Champions League Barcelona has 3 wins and 1 draw.
For this competition, he does not lose 9 games. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 9 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 27 of the last 29 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 19 out of 29 have ended with Over 2,5 goals. The team usually has no problems opening the scoring: it scored the first goal in 8 of the last 9 matches for the UEFA Champions League, of these 8 came to the break in advantage in 6 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘ in 6.
The Barcelona for this game with a draw, to zero, against Huesca, in a game to count for the Spanish championship. In the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League, the Catalans defeated Manchester United, by 0-1. In this second match, now at home, coach Ernesto Valverde must play in 4-3-3, benefiting the maintenance of possession of the ball and attacks by the flanks, especially through the left flank. The Argentine Lionel Messi is the best score of Barcelona in this competition, with 8 goals scored. In the last 10 games played it is possible to notice that the premises present great offensive quality, since they scored an average of 2.5 goals per game. Everything indicates that the coach can not count on Sergi Roberto and Vermaelen, both injured.
After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this second leg with a disvalue of 1 goal and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. The team comes to this match after a home victory over West Ham United by (2-1). In the last 4 away matches for the UEFA Champions League, Manchester United won 3 and lost 1. In 9 matches for this competition, they have only won 1 result in 5 matches since they conceded the first goal.
Manchester United comes into this game with a 2-1 triumph at the reception at West Ham, putting an end to the two snubs followed in official matches. We remember that the English lost against Barcelona, by 0-1, in the first leg of this tie of the Champions League. Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must opt for a more defensive strategy, with the lines closer together, betting only on the counterattack, exploring in the best way the defensive difficulties of the opponent. Marcus Rashford, Lukaku and Pogba are the best scorers of this team in the Champions League, with 2 goals scored each. Unlike the rival of this round, Manchester United has some weaknesses in the defensive sector, since in the last 10 games played suffered an average of 1.3 goals per game. For this game the visiting coach can not count on Luke Shaw, suspended, plus Jones and Herrera, these injured.