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Can Manchester United replicate their Paris miracle?
Ryan Elliott
Tue, April 16, 6:04 AM EDT

Can you count this Manchester United side out? That comeback in Paris was truly unforgettable, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have shown us they aren’t without fighting spirit.

But this is not PSG—a team of superstars without an ounce of nous—this is Barcelona. Barcelona at the Nou Camp – with a 1-0 aggregate lead.

So, can you count United out? This time, I think you can.

United have lost four of their six matches since the second-leg against PSG, and even the two victories against Watford and West Ham were seriously unconvincing; the overall levels of performance have been very ordinary.

And while PSG have a penchant for clutching defeat from the jaws of victory, this Barca side won’t succumb to such pressures – they’ll be cold and ruthless while dumping United out of the competition.

Ernesto Valverde’s men have lost just once at home all season, and I’m backing them to be winning at half-time and also full-time, securing their place in the semi-finals.

2u - Barcelona/Barcelona [Half Time/Full Time] @-120

 

He might’ve fired a blank at Old Trafford, but I’ll be absolutely amazed if Lionel Messi doesn’t have a very big impact on this game.

He’s scored in Barcelona’s last eight at home, and this quarter-final is still awaiting a piece of Messi magic – I’m backing him to score first.

1u - Lional Messi to Score 1st @+229

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