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Barcelona Dumps Out Toothless United

Barcelona terminated Manchester United’s road to Madrid at camp nou after beating them 3-0 and  4-0 on aggregate. Manchester united were hoping to overturn the one goal deficit they sustained at home against the Catalonian giants but it wasn’t so as the organized, coordinated, précised and incised Barcelona team outclassed them in all aspects. Ole Gunnar and his boys tried their best but their best was no match for the Barcelona team we saw tonight and just 20 mins into the game, the encounter was sealed off.

The game kicked off and it was Rashford who came close at the 11th min when his effort went slightly over the bar. It took Messi just 16mins to open the scoring for the day. A combination of poor defending from Ashley Young and Fred gave Messi a lot of space to curl the ball past De Gea from the edge of the box. You can’t give a player of his quality an inch, They forgot and they got punished. If man united were hoping things would get better, they were wrong as 4 minutes later the five times world best player made it 2-0, courtesy of another error from Fred. The Brazilian was caught in possession and the ball fell to Messi who managed a weak effort which passed David De Gea. It was his 3rd goal of the encounter after giving Barca their only goal in the first leg.  For the rest of the first half Barcelona controlled the game and Manchester united didn’t look like scoring. Perhaps the second goal ended all their hopes of a happy ending.

The second half stared with Barcelona still on top and united feeling lost, and just about past the hour mark, Philip coutinho had a piece of united when his long range effort beat De Gea after being put through by Jordi Alba. Messi almost made it 4-0, but his overhead kick couldn’t find the back of the net. It was all Barcelona and Jese Lingard tried to salvage a consolation for united but his effort was well over. Ter stegan made sure that united won’t be going back to England with anything as he made a fine stop from the former Barca player Alexis Sanchez.

That was how the game ended, 3-0 full time and 4-0 on aggregate. They are out, the end of the road for ole Gunnar Solskejaer and his 11. They fought well but they would have to try again next season. Maybe  PSG could have been an antidote for this Barcelona side but since they couldn’t make it, they remain unstopable.

Manchester united would now look to the premier league as their only hope of getting to the champions league next season, while Barcelona can smile over their almost gotten Laliga title and a place in the last 4. They would have to deal with another English team if they are to get to the finals. The winner of the game between Manchester city and Tottenham would face off Barcelona in the next round.

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