In a vital match at Old Trafford, Manchester United defeated Barcelona 2-1 (4-3 on aggregate) and advanced to the next round of the competition.
The home team started well but their momentum was derailed when Bruno Fernandes was penalized for a foul on Alejandro Balde, resulting in a penalty that was converted by Robert Lewandowski despite the goalkeeper’s efforts.
At halftime, Manchester United was struggling for ideas while Barcelona was in control with a 1-0 lead.
However, just 90 seconds into the second half, Fred scored a goal for Manchester United to level the score and shift the momentum in their favor.
Then, a persistent press by the hosts led to a second goal scored by substitute Antony, securing Manchester United’s spot in the competition.
The match could have ended differently if Raphael Varane had not cleared Lewandowski’s shot off the line in the final moments.
Manchester United are the only team in Europe’s top 5 leagues who can still win the quadruple (Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup & Europa League).