Barcelona receives Manchester United this Thursday (6:45 p.m., Movistar+) to play the first game of the phase prior to the round of 16 of the Europa League. The azulgrana team comes to this match as the leader of the Santander League, with an eight point advantage over Real Madrid, and in great form. Barcelona is playing in the Europa League for the second consecutive year after finishing third in the Champions League group stage. Xavi will have almost the entire squad for this match with the exception of Dembele and Busquets, both injured and key players in the eleven. United also comes into the match in great form, third in the Premier League, five points behind City and Arsenal, but accumulates a few casualties to face the game. Ten Hag will be without Eriksen, Van de Beek or Sabitzer in midfield or Martial and Antony up front.
Ter Stegen, Ronald Araujo, Alba, Marcos Alonso, Kounde, Pedri, Kessie Franck, Frenkie De Jong, Lewandowski, Gavi and Raphinha
De Gea, Varane, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Tyrell Malacia, Casemiro, Fred, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Wouter Weghorst
Referee Maurizio Mariani
All set for the game to begin!
The players are already on the field, there is nothing left for the game to start at the Camp Nou.
Manchester United starting lineup!
DeGea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Shaw, Tyrell; Casemiro, Fred, Sancho; Bruno Fernandes, Weghorst, Rashford
This is the starting eleven for Barcelona!
Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Marcos Alonso, Jordi Alba; Pedri, de Jong, Kessie; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Gavi
Buenas tardes! Welcome to the direct of Barcelona – Manchester United, match of the previous phase of the round of 16 of the Europa League. The Catalan team receives the English team in a match that aims to be very intense. Barca, leader of the League with an 8-point advantage over Real Madrid, goes all out against United, also very solvent in their local league. Those of Ten Hag are third in the Premier, five points behind City and Arsenal. Enjoy the game with us! Let’s start!
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