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Messi Confirms Nervous Barcelona Start vs Man Utd

Amuda Segun

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Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi revealed that the Spanish La Liga leaders were nervous at the start of their Champions League game against Premier League giants Manchester United.

The Catalans played host to the Red Devils in what was the second leg of their quarterfinal tie having won the first leg at the Theatre of Dreams.

Barcelona beat Manchester United away from home in the first leg via a 1-0 win with Luke Shaw (own goal) getting the only goal of the game.

Manchester United started the second leg on the front foot in search of the goal that would bring them back into the tie.

Barcelona were nervous at the beginning mainly due to the pressure from the English club but they were able to recover from that nervy start to win comprehensively.

Lionel Messi confirmed the nervy start in his post-match thoughts after netting two goals in a 3-0 win over Manchester United thus giving his team a 4-0 aggregate win.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner told media outlet MoviStar about the nervy star from Barcelona.

Messi scored twice within four first-half minutes before former Liverpool player Philippe Coutinho scored the third goal for Barcelona to condemn Manchester United to elimination from the competition.

Barcelona will face either Liverpool or FC Porto in the semifinals.

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.