LIVE: Barcelona 3-0 Man United FT

LIVE: Barcelona 3-0 Man United FT

Barcelona have qualified into the Champions League semi finals following a 3-0 win over Man United at the Camp Nou.

Lionel Messi's first half brace and Philippe Coutinho's second half strike was enough to send Ernesto Valverde's side through into the next round of the competition 4-0 on aggregate.

The Red Devils looked determined to score in the opening minutes of the match but bowed to the superior tactical power of the Spanish side.

At this stage of the competition last season, Barcelona were knocked out of the competition by Roma, but Messi and co are happy with the outcome of the match at the Nou Camp.

01’ — Kick off

The game gets underway as Man United will be looking to make history by shocking Barcelona at home. United with the kickoff

01’ — Rashford hits the crossbar after 40 seconds

Marcus Rashford races into the box from the left and takes a shot off the top of the Barcelona crossbar! Wow, that's more like it from Man United. Barcelona kept on their toes early on.

02’ — Another scoring chance for United

Martial, Lingard and Rashford combine from left to right to free Scott McTominay in the box, but his first touch lets him down! Barcelona are struggling to get into the game at the moment.

04’ — First corner to United

Ashley Young swings it in, but can only find Luis Suarez at the near post, before Paul Pogba makes a cross into nobody in particular as the home side breathe a sigh of relief.

07’ — Man United still mounting pressure

Rashford passes to Lingard who outruns the Barca defence, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen having to the ball clear of his six-yard box. If United get a goal then things could swing their way here.

09’ — Barcelona's first attack

Suarez sends in a cross from the right which Chris Smalling heads clear of Lionel Messi at the back post as United win possession.

10’ — Still 0-0 at the Camp Nou

So far so good for Man United but the scores remain 0-0. Any goal from either side will change the course of the game.

11’ — VAR turns down Barcelona penalty

Messi is caught by Fred in the box as the referee consults VAR and does not give the spot-kick to the home team. Narrow escape for United.

14’ — CHANCE!

Rashford creates space for himself and shoots from 20-yards but Ter Stegen gathers as United look the more likely team to score early in this crunch match.

16’ — GOOOOAAAAAL!

It's the magnificent Messi. He continues he marvelous scoring streak against English sides.

16’ — Messi is genius

Messi shows United how to score as he skips past Fred, Jones and Smalling and drives a low shot beyond David De Gea. United in trouble now. It's 1-0 to Barca.

20’ — De Gea given should have done better with that

Messi hits it with his weaker right-foot from 25 yards, the ball slips under De Gea's body and, into the net. De Gea should have done better with that.

20’ — Still 1-0 to Barca

It's difficult coming back to score against Barcelona and Solskjaer's knows it but his men have to remain mentally strong in the game.

20’ — GOOOOOOAAAAAL!

It's that little man again, Messi!

25’ — Still 2-0

United are demoralized at the moment because they need to score four impossible goals to go through. It's now 3-0 on aggregate.

30’ — United in control but ball possession in favour of Barcelona

Ball possession: Barcelona: 65%, Manchester United: 35%.

35’ — Messi's free-kick

Lionel Messi goes for goal on the direct free kick, but the shot sails wide. The Argentine is looking for his hat-trick.

37’ — Pogba launches a tackle

Reckless challenge from Paul Pogba as he commits a rough foul on Arthur.

39’ — Pogba strikes from distance

Paul Pogba tries his luck from distance but his effort ends up safely in the hands of Marc-Andre ter Stegen. That did not trouble the German goalkeeper.

40’ — Barcelona dominate possession

Ball possession: Barcelona: 66%, Manchester United: 34%.

42’ — CHANCE!

Ivan Rakitic sends a header towards goal, but a comfortable save from David De Gea. Maybe it should have be 1-0, if he had done better in Messi's second goal.

44’ — Messi all over Man United

Scott McTominay pulls down Lionel Messi down as the referee blows for free-kick.he was United's best player at Old Trafford but he's nowhere to be found at the Camp Nou.

45’ — Half time

Referee separates both sides as Barcelona take a two-goal advantage into the break with United still in shock of letting Messi get two past them.

46’ — Second half

It's probably Man United's last second half of this season's Champions League.

48’ — Barcelona in control

Barcelona starting the game better in the early stages just as United began the first half.

50’ — Still 2-0 and possession in Barcelona's favour

Ball possession: Barcelona: 69%, Manchester United: 31%.

52’ — Classy Coutinho

Coutinho is giving Man United a run for their money as he wins a corner. He takes a short one but the danger is cleared. United can now see they are playing the best team in the world at the moment.

54’ — Man United attack

Anthony Martial makes a run and tries to find his teammate but the ball was checked by a Barcelona defender.

56’ — Ball possession

Ball possession: Barcelona: 69%, Manchester United: 31%.

56’ — Alba and Messi tango

The ball is crossed into the area by Jordi Alba to Lionel Messi who tries to head the ball to a team mate, but De Gea comes out and claims it.

57’ — Rashford's bad first touch

Marcus Rashford had a bad first touch and fails to benefit from his team mates cross but safe into the hands from Marc-Andre ter Stegen as he comes out and claims the ball

60’ — Barcelona continue to dominate possession

Ball possession: Barcelona: 67%, Manchester United: 33%.

61’ — It's 3-0 to Barcelona and a familiar face gets the goal for Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho beats David De Gea with a trademark shot. The tie is all over, United are out of this one. The Premier League top four should be their priority.

65’ — All Barca at the moment

Ball possession: Barcelona: 66%, Manchester United: 34%. It's 4-0 on aggregate, no miracle is expected even from the United fans. Dalot comes in for Martial.

66’ — Messi and Suarez combination

Barcelona looking to rub salt on United's wounds as Lionel Messi tries to play a 1-2 with Luis Suarez, but the ball is intercepted.

70’ — The noise in Camp Nou is amazing as Barca fans watch their team pass the ball around

Ball possession: Barcelona: 67%, Manchester United: 33%.

71’ — SUBSTITUTION!

The crowd are on their feet as Sergi Roberto is replaced by Nelson Semedo in a tactical substitution for Barcelona.

73’ — SUBSTITUTION!

It's Rashford's turn to come off for Romelu Lukaku. There is so much to learn at age 22. Nothing to be ashamed about.

75’ — Lovely end to end stuff

Luis Suarez makes a run into United's go but well defended as moments later Scott McTominay shoots against a Barcelona defender.

77’ — YELLOW CARD!

The first caution of the match goes to Luis Suarez for dissent and the referee is not having any of it.

79’ — Lukaku's teasing cross

Romelu Lukaku directs a ball squarely in the box, but it's intercepted by a Barcelona player. The Belgian is trying to get into the thick of things.

80’ — SUBSTITUTION!

Lingard leaves the field for former Barcelona man Alexis Sanchez and he is welcomed by the crowd at the Camp Nou.

81’ — SUBSTITUTION!

Goal scorer Coutinho is substituted for Ousmane Dembele. His confidence is gradually growing and he has been rumoured to join United in the summer.

85’ — Ball possession

Ball possession: Barcelona: 65%, Manchester United: 35%. We are in the last five minutes of match.

88’ — Barcelona edge closer to the final whistle

The favourites are getting closer to the semi finals as they control the game and Lionel Messi will definitely be handed the man of the match in the entertaining fixture.

90’ — De Gea denies Messi a hat-trick

David De Gea makes a great save to deny Lionel Messi his ninth Champions League hat-trick. What a way to sign out at Camp Nou.

90’ — Final whistle

Barcelona qualify with a 3-0 win on the night and 4-0 on aggregate as they go in search of a Champions League title for the first time in four years.

Source: Legit.ng

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