Barcelona - Manchester United: team news and starting XIs
All the latest team news from Barcelona and Man Utd who go head to head at Camp Nou in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Both Barcelona and Manchester United go into this evening’s quarter final return leg with no major injury worries and any changes either coach makes to their respective starting line-ups will be purely tactical.
Barça hold a slim, one-goal advantage from the first leg at Old Trafford but at the Camp Nou they are practically unbeaten. Only Real Betis have managed to beat the blaugranas at their stadium this season, edging a seven-goal thriller in November. United have to win tonight - a 0-1 result would be enough if they can hold on through extra-time and win the resulting penalty shoot-out; a 1-2 would also be enough to turn the tie around. So the odds are pretty much stacked against Solksjaer at Camp Nou tonight – not that he hasn’t pulled out a miracle in a similar situation before…
Follow minute by minute live action from Camp Nou Stadium: Barcelona - Manchester United.
Barcelona vs Manchester United starting XIs
Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Busquets; Arthur; Messi, Luis Suárez, Coutinho.
Subs: Cillessen, Semedo, Umtiti, Vidal, Aleñá, Dembélé, Malcom.
Manchester United XI: De Gea; Jones, Lindelof, Smalling, Young; Fred; McTominay, Pogba; Rashford, Lingard, Martial.
Subs: Romero, Dalot, Marcos Rojo, Darmian, Mata, Lukaku, Alexis.
Barcelona vs Manchester United: injuries and suspensions
Rafinha and Thomas Vermaelen remain out injured and Ernesto Valverde left out-of-favour pair Kevin-Prince Boateng and Jeison Murillo out of his squad list. As for the visitors, Luke Shaw, who picked up a yellow card in the first leg, sits this one out through suspension but has made the trip to give his team mates some emotional support.
Barcelona vs Manchester United: what the managers said
Ernesto Valverde: “Statistics tell you about the past, but not the future. We don't know what's going to happen and that's an incentive for everyone. I'm more about writing my own destiny. Tomorrow we have to write our own destiny and so do Manchester United. There's no fear, just tremendous excitement. We're ready to go through knowing anything can happen. I think we're all aware a tough game awaits and we're all looking forward to it”.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer: “"We need to score goals. If Romelu, Marcus, Jesse, Anthony or Alexis play, we need a big performance. Pogba as well, from all our forwards. We have to defend too but we have to have that little bit of extra to score goals against teams like this. If we can get towards 90 minutes and were in with a corner kick maybe history will happen again… "
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