Barcelona wins 1-0 at Man United in Champions League 1st leg

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Barcelona wins 1-0 at Man United in Champions League 1st leg

Luke Shaw accidentally helped Luis Suarez's header into the net to give Barcelona a 1-0 prevail upon Manchester United on Wednesday in the principal leg of their Champions League quarterfinal. 

The goal - at first hailed for offside before being granted through a video audit - came in the twelfth moment amid an elating spell when Barcelona's ownership surpassed 80 percent at Old Trafford. 

"It was an incredible header from Luis," Barcelona mentor Ernesto Valverde said. "He was battling for each reason. He was stalling out into the safeguards, attempting to buckle down." 

Yet, as Barcelona ended up messy and mistake strewn, the early passing mood blurred. 

"We endured yet we are glad by and large with the outcome," Valverde said through interpreter. "They caused us more issues in the second half." 

So while the Spanish bosses finished a six-amusement winless keep running out and about in European knockout diversions extending back to 2016, this quarterfinal is particularly still in play heading into the second leg on Tuesday. 


So is the quarterfinal among Juventus and Ajax after the sides attracted 1-1 Amsterdam on Wednesday. 

Joined just transiently forced itself on the guests, however did as such physically in the principal half when protector Chris Smalling's correct arm got Lionel Messi's face. 

Smalling went unpunished however Messi's nose was draining and he needed to quickly head out to get treatment. 

The nearest the five-time world player of the year went to his first goal at Old Trafford was in the 83rd moment when the sting was removed from a low free kick and it was effectively assembled by David de Gea. 

The United goalkeeper additionally denied Philippe Coutinho an opportunity to twofold Barcelona's lead in the principal half when his forgot leg kept the shot. 

De Gea was additionally equivalent to Jordi Alba's strike in the second half to constrain the harm. 

Joined previously returned from a heavier first-leg shortfall to achieve this stage, losing 2-0 to Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16 preceding winning 3-1 in the French capital a month ago to help Solskjaer secure the supervisor's activity on a three-year contract. 

"The PSG execution away gives us expectation and conviction we can do it," Solskjaer said after United's fourth misfortune in five recreations in all rivalries. "Be that as it may, we realize we are playing against presumably the top picks in the competition." 

In that first leg against PSG, United just overseen one shot on target. Against Barcelona, the three-time European heroes couldn't hit the goal once - the first occasion when that has occurred for them in the Champions League since 2005. 

"For huge spells we made it troublesome for them yet sadly we couldn't get the goal since we made a ton of good shots," Smalling said. "We had a little spell in the principal half where we followed them yet then we began to look somewhat brazen. 

"I think from halftime we got at them, truly squeezed them and to be straightforward we caused them such huge numbers of issues." 

However at this point United should be the primary group to succeed at Barcelona in 30 matches extending back to 2013 in the event that it is to progress to the elimination rounds. 

The groups will have differentiating arrangements for the second leg when Shaw will be suspended in the wake of being reserved for pulling at Messi. 

Barcelona on Saturday heads to Huesca holding an important lead at the highest point of the Spanish alliance, however Manchester United has West Ham in the Premier League attempting to move up from 6th spot to the four Champions League capability places.