Lionel Messi. Luis Suárez. Ivan Rakitić. Sergio Busquets. Arturo Vidal. Barcelona may not be at quite such dominant heights as they were under Pep Guardiola a decade ago, but they’re still a devastating force. The Catalan outfit have travelled to England ahead of their Champions League quarterfinal first leg tie with Manchester United on Wednesday, their first competitive meeting since Barça battered Alex Ferguson’s side in the final of this competition back in 2011.
Just keeping the tie alive into the second leg would be no mean feat for Ole Gunnar Solskjær, who continues to be hampered by a string of niggling injuries. Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Alexis Sánchez and Eric Bailly are all out; Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matić all face late fitness tests. Barça will be without Rafinha, though wonderkid attacker Ousmane Dembélé could recover in time to feature.
Champions League schedule
20:00 in the UK, which translates to 15:00 on the east coast and 12:00 on the west.
Champions League TV channel
Those in the UK need to flip over to BT Sport 2. Those in the States can tune into TNT or UniMás, depending on language preference. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find out your viewing options.
Champions League streaming
BT Sport’s streaming service for those in the UK; Watch TNT, B/R Live or Univision Deportes En Vivo for those in the States.
Prediction: David de Gea; Ashley Young, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelöf, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba; Diogo Dalot, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford; Romelu Lukaku.
Update: 10/11. Fred, star of the win over Paris Saint-Germain, is in. Jesse Lingard is made to settle for a place on the bench.
Your #MUFC team to face Barcelona #UCL— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 10, 2019
As predicted, Ousmane Dembélé is on the bench for Barça:
Barça XI#MUFCBarça— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) April 10, 2019