Barcelona vs Manchester United
Champions League, Europe
Date: Tuesday, 16th April 2019
Kick off at: 20.00 GMT
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
Winning 1-0 in the first meeting, Barcelona are not feeling secure yet with their advantage over Manchester United. Blaugrana will be pushing for another victory in the second leg of their Champoins League quarter finals clash on Tuesday.
Barcelona vs Manchester United Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear themselves for this midweek Champions League clash. Let’s take a look at the possible lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting that win.
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Ter Stegen(g);Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba(def); Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur(mid); Messi, Suarez, Dembele(att).
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Fabianski(g);Dalot, Smalling, Lindelof, Young(def);Fred, Matic, Pogba(mid);Lingard, Rashford, Martial(att).
Before going into this Tuesday Champions League fixture, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WDWWD
Blaugrana continue to pick up positive results in their last five fixtures, though they drew their last league fixture. Pushing their focus for Tuesday game, Barca saw themselves being held into a goalless draw by Huesca.
That draw is not something that will trouble Barca since they were resting most of their main players. Ernesto Valverde’s side are eager to not make any mistakes against Man United on Tuesday.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LWLLW
Despite winning their latest Premier League tie, Man United haven’t been in a good form. In their last five fixtures, United won two games and loss three of them including their first leg against Barca.
Man U will be hoping that they can replicate their previous round success when eliminating Paris Saint-Germain. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s men won’t be having it easy though as Barca surely are not keen on losing their advantage.
Blaugrana doesn’t have too many injury concerns ahead of this second leg tie. Although they will still be without Rafinha and Thomas Vermaelen as both are still injured
There’s some doubt regarding Sergi Roberto and Ivan Rakitic’s condition, but both should be available for Tuesday. Barca looking set to rely on Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele up front.
Solkjaer’s team have more problems with unavailable players ahead of the second leg game. Alexis Sanchez, Antonio Valencia and Ander Herrera are all still injured.
Meanwhile, Luke Shaw will also miss Tuesday match because of suspension. Man United are hoping that Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial can create havoc for Barca’s defense with their pace.
Head to Head Records:
The last five meetings between both teams have been edged by Barca with three wins and two defeats.
Their last official match at Cam Nou was way back on May 29th 2011, which was won by Barca 3-1.
Playing at home Barcelona are eager to secure their passage into the next round of Champions League. Knowing that nothing is certain as just yet, Barca will be pushing hard in search for goals since kick off.
Just like what they did against PSG, Man United will try to pounce at any potential mistakes from Barca. The Spanish giant remain favorite to win, but they must remain cautious over United’s threat.
Final Score: 2-0