Freda and Antony brought victory to the “red devils”.
On Thursday, February 23, the return match of the Europa League playoffs between Manchester United and Barcelona took place.
The game was played at the famous “Old Trafford” stadium and ended with the victory of the “red devils” with a score of 2:1.
The guests were the first to score in the match – in the 18th minute of the meeting, the Polish forward of the Catalans, Robert Lewandowski, scored a penalty.
In the 47th minute, “Manchester United” equalized – midfielder Fred did it after passing Bruno Fernandes. In the 73rd minute, the Mancunians took the lead in this meeting – a goal was scored by the Brazilian winger Antony.
“Manchester United” – “Barcelona” – 2:1
goals: Fred, 47, Anthony, 73 – Lewandowski, 18
Manchester United: de Gea, Van-Bissaka (Dalot 67), Varane, Martinez, Shaw Casemiro, Fred, Rashford (McTominay 67), Fernandes, Sancho (Garnacho 67), Weghorst (Anthony 46)
“Barcelona”: ter Stegen, Kunde, Araujo (Alonso 82), Christensen, Balde, de Jong, Busquets, Cassier, Rafinha (Fati 75), Lewandowski, Roberto (Torres 70)
Warning: Fernandes 60, Garnacho 78, Casemiro 86 – Kessier 60, Lewandowski 72, Busquets 83
It will be recalled that the first match at Camp Nou was played in a draw with a score of 2:2. Thus, “Manchester United” defeated “Barcelona” in the sum of two matches and reached the 1/8 finals of the UEFA Europa League.