Barcelona 3, Manchester 0 -

Barcelona 3, Manchester 0

Two goals from Lionel Messi helped Barcelona to a 3-0 thrashing of Manchester United on Tuesday and a 4-0 total triumph in their Champions League quarter-last tie.

With a 1-0 advantage from the primary gathering at Old Trafford, the Catalans took order inside the initial 20 minutes gratitude to a twofold from their number 10, the second owed bounty to a loathsome oversight from David de Gea.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named an assaulting line-up highlighting Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford, yet the blow of those first-half objectives appeared to deplete any expectation of rehashing the sort of execution they delivered to daze Paris Saint-Germain in France in the last 16.

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The bind was immovably put to bed by a glorious objective from Philippe Coutinho, who may find the opportunity to confront old club Liverpool in the semi-finals on the off chance that they see off Porto on Wednesday.

Rashford goaded a shot against the bar in a positive begin from United, however they designed their own ruin inside the space of four minutes.

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Ashley Young vacillated under lock and key and lost the ball close to his own case, permitting Messi to venture into space and drill a shot past De Gea and into the base left corner.

The United manager could do minimal about it, yet he persevered through a disastrous minute 20 minutes in, permitting Messi’s agreeable right-foot shot to press underneath his body and into the net. De Gea denied a certain Sergi Roberto objective after Messi left Phil Jones pursuing shadows, yet he was again powerless as Barca struck a third on the hour mark, Coutinho sending a dazzling strike past his outstretched right hand.

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Marc-Andre ter Stegen made a wonderful 90th-minute spare from substitute Alexis Sanchez, however United were well beaten and should now battle to pivot their ongoing structure after a fifth annihilation in seven recreations in all rivalries.

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