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Back to Europe! The best Barça is tested against Manchester United

Published:15/02/2023 - 21:04h

Updated:16/02/2023 - 17:33h

The Europa League will begin its second phase on Thursday and will have a great game in Barcelona with the Barça club receiving a Manchester United that is returning to its best level

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All smart so that this Thursday the FC Barcelona receive to the Manchester United in the Spotify Camp Nou (18:45 hours). The English will visit the City Condal by the party of gone of the playoffs of the Europe League, in which one of the two 'big' will not be able to advance to the eighth of final of the second more important competition to level of clubs in the European continent.

With the already confirmed drops of Sergio Busquets and Ousmane Dembélé, the culés will need to do cost the localía and go out with advantage, or at least with a tie, to visit England the next week. For this Xavi prepares his best eleven available and using again his new system with four mediocampistas, using to Gavi and Pedri as 'false' extreme in the left as it need it the party.

The Barça arrives to this party in his best moment of the season and with LaLiga increasingly directed after the tropiezos of the Real Madrid. This stage allows him to Xavi not saving at all in the European tournament knowing that it could keep his advantage of at least 8 points on the merengues, that besides will begin his eliminatory of Champions League in front of the Liverpool próximamente.

Partidazo Ensured

In the previous press conference, Xavi explained on the crash that "is an eliminatory spectacular". "The two teams arrive in the best moment of the season. Have Hag has changed the face of the team. It has cost him, but it is doing a big work. Have a lot of things and can complicate us. I expect a party with a lot of intensity and rhythm", thought the Catalan technician.

The party will be marked by a big defence of the side of the Barça, whereas in Old Trafford is one of the best forwards of the moment: Marcus Rashford. The forward has returned to his best version, one that almost carried it to be player culé does some 3 years. The time has happened for well for the '10' British that with the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo has seen his leadership increase even more and in spite of no always be the leading centre of the team, sum already 21 goals in the course.

Favourable precedents

In total, both clubs have confronted in 13 opportunities, with a balance that favours widely to the Barça. In six parties the victory has been for the culés, one of those in the final of the Champions League in the 2010-2011, whereas in three of them the celebrations have been for the English. The others four clashes have been ties.

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