Manchester United and Barcelona challenged an exhilarating first-leg draw at the Nou Camp to leave their Europa Association play-off tie finely ready.
Having recently met in two Bosses Association finals – the two of which Barca won – the sides are on the way to recuperation in attempting to arrive at those powerful levels once more.
This experience in Europe’s optional rivalry was one more step on that street back to the top.
Xavi’s men got the opener when Marcos Alonso headed in at the back post from Raphinha’s corner, yet United answered quickly through the in-structure Marcus Rashford as he sneaked through a completion at the close to post.
Erik ten Witch’s side showed their versatility to turn the game around as Rashford’s cross was then transformed into his own net by Barcelona protector Jules Kounde.
Be that as it may, United couldn’t hang on as ex-Leeds winger Raphinha’s cross from wide on the right cruised as far as possible into the net.
Barca, however, nearly grabbed a late triumph when Casemiro’s endeavored leeway struck his own post, yet minimal isolated the sides heading into next Thursday’s second leg at Old Trafford.
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Source: BBC Sports