Barca – Man United: Great battle of pride!

Barcelona will host Manchester United in the Champions League quarter-final match. This is a match that promises to be very attractive when both teams are determined to win.

Man United are the underdogs before this match, they have a big disadvantage in conceding a goal in the first leg at Old Trafford. Want to win tickets to continue, the Red half of Manchester was forced to win with a difference of 2 goals in the return leg here.

Entering this match, United will miss center midfielder Ander Herrera when the Spaniard has not recovered from the injury yet, Herrera does not join his teammates to travel to Spain but stay in Manchester to rest. Luke Shaw is also unable to play the second leg when he has received enough yellow cards in the Champions League this year. In addition, the Reds welcome the return of midfielder Nemanja Matic and striker Alexis Sanchez, both likely to be given the opportunity in this important match.

On the other side of the front line, Barcelona almost had the strongest squad in their hands, they only lacked one player, Rafinha with a long-term knee injury. The pillars such as Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets or Ivan Rakitic have all been rested at the end of the weekend, supporting the Man United welcome.

The main referee arises

Felixx Brych

In this great battle, referee Felix Brych is the one who will hold the whistle, the two refereeing will be Mark Borsch and Stefan Lupp, this is a German referee group, one of the most prestigious arbitration teams in Europe present. Historically, referee Felix Brych held a six-game stunt with the participation of Man United, he was considered a prodigy with Manchester United’s half-red when the Reds were unbeaten in all six matches.

Meanwhile, Felix Brych holds Barca’s 5-match whistle, the Catalan giant loses 1, draws 2, wins 2, this is the referee who will more or less cause Barca to worry when the only defeat Felix Brych holds. is against Chelsea – a British representative in the Champions League semi-finals 2011-12.

Notable parameters

Ole Gunnar Solskjae,Gerard Pique

In the Champions League, Barcelona are holding an unprecedented record of being unbeaten in 30 games at home to the Camp Nou, including 27 victories and 3 games. From May 2013 until now, Barcelona has not lost at the Camp Nou in the Champions League, this may be the fulcrum for the Catalan giants confident for this match.

In the last 4 home games, Barcelona have won at least 2 goals, including a 5-1 win over Lyon in the Champions League and a 2-0 victory over Atletico Madrid. Barca are also unbeaten in their last 9 matches in the Champions League

In the last 11 confrontations between the two teams, Man United won 3 games, Barcelona won 5 matches, the two teams drew 3 matches. There is an interesting detail when Barcelona have never lost to Manchester United at the Champions League in the Camp Nou (2 wins, 2 draws after 4 games at the Camp Nou).

The last 16 matches against Spain’s representatives, Man United only won 2 matches. In the last 10 games marching to Spain, Man United lost 2 matches. This season, United have won 9 goals in 4 away games in the Champions League

Value of two teams


In terms of the value of the two-team formation, Barcelona were better when their total squad value was 1.18 billion euros, while Man United was valued at 796 million euros. The three most expensive players in the United squad are Paul Pogba – 90 million euros, Romelu Lukaku – 85 million euros and Marcus Rashford – 80 million euros. The three most expensive players in Barcelona are Lionel Messi – 160 million euros, Dembele – 120 million euros and Philippe Coutinho – 100 million euros.

Expected lineup


Estimated Barcelona squad: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suarez, Coutinho. Man United’s squad expected: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Smalling, Darmian; McTominay, Fred, Pogba; Rashford, Lukaku, Martial.