WATCH: Antony scores biggest goal of Man Utd career to put Red Devils ahead of Barcelona in Europa League clash
- Lewandowski put Barca 1-0 up
- Fred drew sides level after break
- Antony scored 73rd-minute winner
WHAT HAPPENED? United drew level minutes into the second half thanks to Fred's effort, and the Brazilian came close after both his and substitute Alejandro Garnacho's shots were blocked in quick succession. The ball then fell to Antony on the corner of the box, who struck a sweet first-time volley to turn the tie around and score arguably the biggest goal of his United career.
It's like a pinball machine in there!!— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 23, 2023
Man United come from behind to take a 2-1 lead in this tie through Antony!! 💫#UEL pic.twitter.com/YcFt5Lx95Y
ANTONY RETURNS WITH A BIG GOAL. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/4zOLn4vlFD— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) February 23, 2023
THE BIGGER PICTURE: The Brazilian was one of three second-half substitutes which changed the game for United, with Erik ten Hag's initial game plan proving unsuccessful in the first 45. Antony's goal means he returned to the action with a bang, having not played since the Red Devils' 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace on February 4.
WHAT NEXT FOR UNITED? With Antony's 73rd-minute goal securing a 2-1 victory over Barca on Thursday, Ten Hag's side enter the draw for the Europa League last 16, which takes place on Friday.