Manchester : FC Barcelona defeated Manchester United by 1-0 in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal played at Old Trafford ground.
English club defender Luke Shaw scored a goal in the match and gave Barcelona an important lead in the second leg match.
United had to face defeat in the UEFA Champions League three consecutive knockout matches on their home ground for the first time.
The match started well for Barcelona. The visiting team trusted the attack from the first minute and put pressure on United’s defense.
Barcelona attacked in the 12th minute and inside the 18-yard box, striker Luis Suarez placed the header. The ball went from the shaw to the goal, but the referee decided off-side.
After this, the help of the VAr was taken so that the guest team got an edge. United improved their game after being beaten by one goal.
The players of the host team did not give the Argentine legendary Lionel Messi a dangerous move to make or score a goal. In the second half, the host team continued to attack, but his players failed to break Barcelona’s defense near the box.
The performance of Left Back Ashley Young was disappointing and she failed to support her winger. The young player Scott McTominay emerged as a better player for the hosts.
He made many important moves in the match, but the forward players failed to put the ball in the goal. The second leg match will be played on Barcelona’s home ground on 17th April.
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