Advantage Barcelona is all set to host Manchester United in the second leg of UEFA Champions League at Camp Nou tonight. Will United turnaround the anticipated result of this battle?
The chances of that happening are quite low as Barcelona are rock-solid at their home. Also, United strikers are not in form and they are having a hard time in front of the goal.
In the first leg, Luke Shaw scored an own goal and that goal was enough to separate the two sides. Tonight, Barcelona will step on the pitch with an away goal lead. In order to win this match, United will have to score at least two goals and concede not more than one. Also, if the Red Devils keep the scoreline 1-0 in their favor then the match will go to the extra-time.
We all know that it is hard for United to defeat Barcelona away from home. However, the Red Devils have defeated Juventus 2-1 in Turin this season and how can we forget the historic win against Paris Saint-Germain in Paris. That helped us in reaching the quarter-final.
With both these wins coming away from home. United will step on the pitch with confidence and give their everything in order to reach semi-final this season.
Also, Barcelona have been knocked out in the quarter-final for three consecutive times after winning the treble in 2015. However, they would be keen to change it this year.
The Blaugrana have a great chance to win their third treble this season. Barcelona are on top of La Liga table with nine points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid. Also, they are in the final of Copa del Rey, where they will face Valencia.
With two trophies almost in their pocket, Barcelona will be looking to get their hands on their sixth Champions League trophy.
Barcelona are undefeated in their last nine Champions League games. Also, they are undefeated in the last 30 Champions League games at home, which is also a record in the competition. While United have lost four out of their last six fixtures.
Manchester United will be without Luke Shaw, who got suspended for this fixture after receiving a yellow card in the first leg. Ander Herrera will join the Englishman on the sideline.
As for Barcelona, Rafinha is the only absentee. All other players are fit to play in this encounter.