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Manchester United vs Barcelona score predicted in FIFA 19 ahead of Champions League first leg

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Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates the winning goal with Dwight Yorke and Ronny Johnsen


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Manchester United progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League after an epic comeback against PSG at Parc des Princes.

Their reward? The small matter of FC Barcelona, against the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique.

The odds are stacked against United for this tie, but as we know, anything can happen in knockout football.


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Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s side welcome the Catalan giants to Old Trafford on Wednesday night, in what is a highly anticipated first leg clash.

So, will United shock Barcelona at home? And what will the final score be?

Manchester United vs Barcelona on FIFA 19:

To set up this simulation, we used kick-off mode but didn’t select a team to control; we then selected the teams and watched the match play out by itself, to give us a unique prediction.

The AI difficulty was set to world class, with the line-up updated with the latest injuries and suspensions.

Manchester United set up in a 4-3-3 formation, with the line-up as follows: De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Matic, Herrera, Pogba; Martial, Rashford, Lingard.

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Barcelona also set up in a 4-3-3 formation, with their line-up as follows; Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Arthur; Coutinho, Suarez, Messi.

As you would expect, Barcelona dominated possession in the opening stages, calmly stroking the ball around, trying to find gaps in the United back line.

But despite the away side dominating with the ball, United looked relatively solid and were restricting the Catalan side to long range efforts, in what was becoming a strong defensive display.

In fact, the only chance of the entire first 45 minutes fell to Ivan Rakitic, but his effort from the edge of the area was easy enough to David De Gea to deal with.

United burst out of the traps in the second-half, as they looked to shock Ernesto Valverde’s side and catch them off guard – and they got the chance they had been looking for.

Jesse Lingard won the ball in midfield and drive forward into space and then sent a lovely through ball down the side of Clement Lenglet, looking for the run of Marcus Rashford, who was bearing down on goal.

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However, the Frenchman got back at Rashford and the English forward screwed the ball wide under pressure, spurning a golden opportunity.

United would live to regret that moments later.

Lionel Messi found space on the edge of the area and sent a pass through the middle, trying to find Luis Suarez in the area. Luke Shaw read the pass well but his touch was too heavy and Suarez pounced on the loose ball, firing past De Gea to make it 1-0.

That goal seemed to kick United in to gear, pushing forward to find an equaliser and they could have had one in the 75th minute.

Rashford returned Lingard’s favour from earlier, playing him through on goal on Lenglet’s side, but when one-on-one with Ter Stegen, he skewed his effort wide for another chance wasted.

Fans loved what Paul Pogba did to Lionel Messi after France beat Argentina in the last-16 of the World Cup

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The Manchester United midfielder made a beeline for the world’s best player following the match.

Lionel Messi was understandably distraught following Argentina’s defeat by France in the last-16 of the World Cup on Saturday.

The Barcelona legend notched an assist on the day, but was unable to inspire a victory, as Les Bleus ran out 4-3 winners over the two-time champions of the tournament.

Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring from the penalty spot for France, after man of the match Kylian Mbappe was pulled down in the box by Marcos Rojo.

Angel Di Maria leveled the scores with a wonder strike before Gabriel Mercado latched onto a Messi shot to beat Hugo Lloris in the France goal, and put Argentina in front.

Lionel Messi was understandably distraught after the game

Benjamin Pavard then netted a wondergoal of his own to level the scores once more before an Mbappe double won the match for France.

Sergio Aguero bagged a late consolation, reducing the deficit to a single goal, but it was too little too late for Argentina.

Paul Pogba approaches the Argentina forward

After the match a number of Argentina players burst into tears on the pitch.

The cameras focused on Messi, who looked devastated, but managed to keep it together as players from both teams consoled him.

The Manchester United star gave Messi a hug

Paul Pogba was then seen creeping up behind the Barcelona star, and surprising him with a quick hug.

The gesture was short and sweet, and seemingly appreciated by Messi, and was picked up by a number of fans keeping track of the action at home.