ELIMINATED FROM THE EUROPA LEAGUE
Barça 'falls' in the second part at Old Trafford and falls again in Europe (2-1)
FC Barcelona has been left out of the Europa League, in the round of 32. The culés, after a very positive first half, threw away the 0-1 at the restart to sign a new disappointment in continental tournaments
The FC Barcelona goes back to be shipwrecked and Old Trafford has been the new stage of the enésima disaster of the culés in European competitions. A history in loop and that seems not having final, at least in the short term. The culés remained deleted of the Europe League in a fateful night (one more!) In which the Manchester United did a lot of damage in the second half, in spite of the initial command of the culés.
It has been the same history of terror to which comes accustoming the Barça, are the one who was in the bench. And this that had insisted with strength in that correct the errors of the party in the Camp Nou were key and, in the beginning achieved it, but went to rack and ruin very, very soon. They were two parties in one, in which the culés went back to leave doubts... And that supposes a go back to begin of zero.
To understand the party it is necessary to go by parts, because they are two tales without 'swim' that see between himself. And it is that, in spite of the absences of Pedri or Gavi, in the first minutes the Barcelona group showed his version more convincente and, especially, intelligent to minimise the virtues of the United, mainly in the attack.
The United was the first in warning and put fear in the body to the Barça, but the calm kept even in the storm so that the plan followed and, little by little, the party began smiling for the Catalans, because the crash was one before the penalti with which Robert Lewandowski put the 0-1, after a fault of Bruno Fernandes to Alejandro Balde in the area, and another afterwards.
Advance after the chamber of hour was a bathroom of tranquility for the Barça, because they happened to dominate almost without opposition. They were presionando very well to the 'Network Devils', but also knew how answer to what tried to propose the venues. They achieved to exasperate them, minimise them. And there it was the key so that they showed a very inferior version to which had showed no only in the Camp Nou, but in all this 2023.
In the final minutes of the first-half was when the Barça could merodear the area of Of Gea, the one who in addition to the penalti little had taken part. First they went centres of Koundé and Of Jong, but the clearest arrived just before the rest when the guardameta Spanish did a wrap clearing and Sergi Roberto hunted the balloon. It was not fine in his finish and Kessié achieved the refuse, but Casemiro finish resolving it.
Chapter II: What happens him to the Barça?
What said before. They were two distinct parties, in his whole. All the merit that the Barça had done in the first-half to be by in front in the marker and the eliminatory, remained in doubt in the beginning of the second part, because they went out slept in front of a United that wanted to empatar himself or yes and to the that did him effect the entrance of Antony: To the two minutes, the culés lost backwards, Bruno Fernandes saw to Fred that arrived, yielded the balloon and the Brazilian defined with a shot hit to the stick.
It was not the only that had the United, because they showed much more hit in front of a Barça that did not go out of his lethargy until happened the hour of party, when had two clear occasions to put by in front: A head butt of Koundé that detained 'in extremis' Of Gea and a shot from the frontal, of Kessié, that also refused the put Spanish.
The occasions went to dropper, until the ones of Erik have Hag went back to the attack for, of some way, finish to kill to a Barça that was having too many problems to generate occasions of danger. Between Varane and Lisandro had very controlled to Lewandowski and, without this, little could do. Antony, that already had participated in the first goal, went the attendant to give advantage to his: After two refuse in and area, the Brazilian hunted the balloon to put a good volley and like this beat to Ter Stegen.
Technical index card of the party: Manchester United 2-1 FC Barcelona
- Manchester United: Of Gea, Wan-Bissaka (min. 66, Dalot), Varane, Lisandro Martínez, Shaw, Casemiro, Fred, Bruno Fernandes, Weghorst (min. 45, Antony), Jadon Sancho (min. 66, Garnacho) and Rashford.
- FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Koundé, Ronald Araújo, Christensen, Balde; Kessie, Busquets, Of Jong, Sergi Roberto (min. 70, Ferran Torres); Lewandowski, Raphinha.
- Referee: Clément Turpin.
- Incidences: corresponding Party to the turn of the dieciseisavos of final of the Europe League 2022-2023
- Goals of the party: 0-1, Robert Lewandowski (min. 18); 1-1, Fred (min. 47); 2-1, Antony (min. 73).