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Champions League: Pique Rewarded For Performance Against Former Club

Amuda Segun



Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has been rewarded for his performances for the Spanish champions over the two legs of their quarterfinal tie against his former club Manchester United.

Pique was with the Barcelona youth team before joining Manchester United in 2004 where he largely played for the youth team for the first year before breaking into the first team at Old Trafford.

The ex-Spanish international centre back was in superb form as he repelled Manchester United in the first leg meeting of their Champions League quarterfinal duel.

Pique helped the Red Devils to keep a clean sheet in the 1-0 first leg win at Old Trafford.

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw put through his own in the 12th and that happened to be the only goal of the game as Barcelona held on to that advantage.

The Red Devils started the second leg well but Pique and others were able to repel them before star player Lionel Messi scored two goals in the first half of that second leg to give Barcelona a spot in the final four of the competition.

Former Liverpool player Philippe Coutinho added a third goal with a fine strike to condemn Manchester United to a 3-0 win and a 4-0 aggregate victory.

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