Barcelona Vs Manchester United : Champions League Quarter Final Match, Goal Scorers and Stats

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Date: Tuesday 16th April
Time: 8:00pm
Stadium: Camp Nou
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
1st Leg Aggregates : 1 : 0
Goal Scorer:
Team News:
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer returns to the scene of his greatest triumph on Tuesday night, aiming for a repeat of the 1999 Champions League final when Manchester United take on Barcelona at Camp Nou in a blockbuster quarter-final second leg.

United's recently-appointed manager scored a memorable late goal against Bayern Munich to win the second of three European Cups for United, and his side require a result of similar magnitude two decades on as they trail Barca 1-0 from the opening 90 minutes.
The hosts gave Messi, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Suarez and Gerard Pique the day off for their trip to Huesca, with the latter two suspended.

Messi suffered a facial injury against United but has been given the all-clear to continue playing, while Rakitic has been struggling with illness but should be OK by Tuesday.

Despite having a mixed time of things since making the switch to Camp Nou 15 months ago, Philippe Coutinho has been tipped to retain his place in the forward line as Ousmane Dembele is lacking match fitness.

Suarez should also start, though he has had more shots without finding the net than any other player in the Champions League this season (33).
Recent form in Champions League: DWDDWW
Recent form (all competitions): WWDWWD
Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suarez, Coutinho

Manchester United
Solskjaer made five changes to his side against West Ham on Saturday, with kickoff coming just 72 hours before their trip to Catalonia, and he all but confirmed after the match that Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford will return on Tuesday night.

Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera have not featured for United since the end of March, so Solskjaer may well have to stick with Fred in a weakened midfield three.

Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia have also been sidelined, as have Eric Bailly and Alexis Sanchez, but Solskjaer has no fresh injury concerns to contend with, though Shaw will be absent through suspension.

After failing to register a single shot on target in a Champions League game for the first time since 2005 in the first leg, the visitors may alter their system slightly, potentially opening the door for Anthony Martial to return up top.
Recent form in Champions League: WWLLWL
Recent form (all competitions): LLWLLW
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Smalling, Darmian; McTominay, Fred, Pogba; Rashford, Lukaku, Martial
Head To Head
Barcelona have never lost a home match against Man United in European competition, with their last such meeting finishing 0-0 in April 2008.

There is little between the sides overall, with United recording three victories to Barcelona's five in their 12 previous competitive meetings, though the hosts have won the last three fixtures - including wins in the 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals.

Of the 70 previous occasions a side has won a Champions League knockout tie first leg away from home, just four have been eliminated (6%). However, two of those instances have been in this season's competition, including once by Man United.

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