Marcus Rashford just OWNED Barcelona! Winners & losers as Man Utd star continues imperious form in Europa League classic
This didn't feel like the below-par Europa League game Barcelona and Manchester United had been told it would be by rival supporters.
They played out an exhausting, back-and-forth 90 minutes in Thursday night's play-off, as a scoreless first half exploded into a four-goal second, with the sides locked at 2-2 after a thrilling contest at Camp Nou.
Marcos Alonso broke the deadlock early in the second half, peeling away to the back post before nodding Raphinha's corner past David de Gea.
Man Utd responded swiftly, with Rashford darting down the left channel and beating Marc-Andre ter Stegen at his near post. The visitors almost had a second shortly after, but Alonso was on hand to divert Rashford's shot.
A second eventually came, with Rashford at it again. The winger left Raphinha in the dust and whipped in a cross in front of the Barca goal, which Kounde helplessly diverted into his own net.
The Blaugrana equalised 10 minutes later, though, with Raphinha's angled ball darting past a frozen David de Gea, who perhaps expected Robert Lewandowski to get a touch.
Neither side could find a winner despite numerous chances as the clock dwindled. But it was perhaps a fitting end to a tie that neither team really deserved to lose. Everything seems set up for a gripping second leg at Old Trafford next week.
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