Barcelona beat Atletico to edge closer to title
With Manchester United afforded a rare weekend off, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his assistant Mike Phelan headed to Catalunya to get a closer look at our next Champions League opponents, FC Barcelona.
Not sure who’s at the wheel on this damn iPhone pic.twitter.com/EO1t2aAhAd— Mike Phelan (@Mike_Phelan_1) April 6, 2019
The following minute, buoyant Barca counter-attacked, and Messi found himself roaring towards the penalty area. The clever playmaker looked up, waited for Oblak and Atletico's defenders to blink first, to play their cards, and then simply slid the ball into the emptiest segment of the net.
The only blot for Barcelona were yellow cards for former United defender Pique and Luis Suarez, who will now miss their team's next league game against SD Huesca, which comes between the two legs against United.
Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Arthur; Messi, Coutinho, Suarez.
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