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Barcelona vs Manchester United highlights and analysis as Europa League thriller ends 2-2

Barcelona vs Manchester United highlights and analysis as Europa League thriller ends 2-2

Barcelona’s visit to Manchester United is the pick of the ties as the UEFA Europa League returns with eight knockout round playoff matches.

The winners of the two-legged encounter will qualify for the Round of 16 of the Europa League, while the losers will be out of European competition.United are third in the Premier League, five points off the top. Barca have an eight-point lead in first place in La Liga.

Barcelona vs Manchester United highlights and analysis as Europa League thriller ends 2-2

Barcelona vs Manchester United live score

1H 2H Final
Man United 0 2
Barcelona 0 2

Goals: Barcelona – Alonso (49), Raphinha (76)

Man United – Rashford (53), Kounde own-goal (59)

Barcelona vs Man United live updates, highlights from Europa League

Full-time: Barcelona 2-2 Manchester United

A thrilling first leg ends 2-2 as Manchester United hold the runaway Liga champions in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League Round of 16 playoff!

Thanks for following our live coverage. We’ll have a report and analysis coming up at the top of this page shortly.

Raphinha almost heads Barcelona ahead! Luke Shaw makes a mess of a header from a route-one Marc-Andre ter Stegen clearance.

The second scorer for Barca goes past him and flicks in a header which the advancing David de Gea tips away alertly.

Barcelona vs Manchester United  highlights and analysis as Europa League thriller ends 2-2
Barcelona vs Manchester United highlights and analysis as Europa League thriller ends 2-2

It feels like this game played in spells at the moment. United started brightly, then Barcelona had a prolonged spell of pressure and territory, but Wan-Bissaka has got United back on the front foot.

They really should be ahead, Weghorst has to take a chance like that. The pass from Fernandes to play him in was superb.

Raphinha thinks he gets past Malacia but the Brazilian is penalised for holding him back, to the fury of the home crowd.

Meanwhile Pedri is down injured and it looks like he is struggling here. Sergi Roberto is stripped and it looks like an early forced change.

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