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Champions League: Barcelona Trash Manchester United 1-0


Barcelona trashed Manchester United with a 1-0 win on Wednesday night.

Although the LaLiga champions completely dominated the Champions League quarter-final first leg, Barcelona won after United defender Luke Shaw unwittingly helped Luis Suarez’s header into the net in the 12th minute.

Lionel Messi’s cross was headed towards goal by Luis Suarez, but the ball deflected in Shaw’s hand.

Barcelona’s goal was initially flagged for offside before being awarded via a video review.

“It was a great header from Luis,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. “He was fighting for every cause. He was getting stuck into the defenders, trying to work really hard.”

“We lost the ball in our own half a few times too often,” Barcelona defender Nelson Semedo said. “But shutting down those errors gave us this big victory.”

“The PSG performance away gives us hope and belief we can do it,” Solskjaer said after United’s fourth loss in five games in all competitions. “But we know we are playing against probably the favorites in the tournament.”

In the other game of the night, Ajax drew 1-1 at home with Juventus.

Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 125th goal in the competition before David Neres levelled the scores.


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