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Barcelona Take Control Of Man Utd Tie

Amuda Segun

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Spanish champions Barcelona are in complete control of their Champions League quarterfinal tie with Premier League giants Manchester United after they won the first leg at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

The Catalan giants were not at their best but they still managed to secure a 1 – 0 lead against a toothless Manchester United side which failed to record a shot on target throughout the game.

The only goal of the game came in the 12th minute when Luke Shaw inadvertently diverted the ball into his own net from a Luis Suarez header.

The buildup that led to the goal was the best attack of the game and it involved the likes of Sergio Busquets and Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi.

Barcelona didn’t move out of their comfort zone as Manchester United barely threatened their goal due to the Gerard Pique-led defence.

Blaugrana shot stopper Marc Andre Ter Stegen was largely under-worked largely due to his defence who marshalled the weak Manchester United attack well.

Both teams meet again at the Nou Camp, Spain on Tuesday as Manchester United would be hoping that they can produce another away night in the Champions League just like they did during their last 16 tie with French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG).

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.