Confusion at Old Trafford: Who are Barca really here?

But you can’t tell at first glance which is which. And not just because Barca aren’t playing in the traditional Blaugrana outfit today, but in gold.

But the fact that Barca aren’t the team that plays like Barca also contributes to the confusion. Although the Catalans took the lead in the first half through a Lewandowski penalty, it’s been history ever since United equalized through Fred – just like the Barca game.

It wasn’t just since the equalizer that United put the Spaniards under constant pressure, that they were dominant and that they were much closer to taking the lead. Barca’s relief attacks were few. Funny phrase, isn’t it?

United’s second-half dominance paid off in the 73rd minute when Antony scored to make it 2-1.

United are now much closer to the next round than Barca – and playing more like Barca.