This morning, MU had a match against Barca at Old Trafford in the second leg of the Europa League play-off round. The Red Devils entered the excitement, but had to concede a first goal in the 15th minute. The referee awarded Barca a penalty because he thought Bruno Fernandes had fouled Balde in the penalty area. From the 11m mark, Lewandowski stepped up to make it successfully even though goalkeeper De Gea could touch the ball.
For the rest of the first half, MU played offensively but could not score. Early in the second half, coach Erik ten Hag made a change in attack, he withdrew Wout Weghorst and brought in Antony. And just 3 minutes after the second half started, the home team equalized the score thanks to Fred’s strike.
The goal helps MU play more excitedly. In the 73rd minute, the player who came into the field to replace Antony put a dangerous heart to defeat goalkeeper Stegen, giving MU the opposite lead. In the last minutes of the match, the away team pushed the squad high but could not find an equalizer.
Once again, coach Erik ten Hag showed his mark from his substitution situations. According to statistics, Manchester United have had 19 goals scored by substitutes in all competitions this season, the most of any big five teams in the European Championship season 2022/23.
Beating Barca with a score of 4-3 after two matches, MU entered the 1/8 round of the Europa League this season. Red Man is still maintaining the hope of eating 4 in this season.