Barcelona vs Man Utd LIVE: European giants collide in huge Europa League encounter at Nou Camp – latest updates | The Sun

TWO European giants in Manchester United and Barcelona go to battle for a last-16 spot – but it is NOT in the Champions League.

The Red Devils go into their Europa League contest against Barca in fine form, going six games without a defeat.

However, Xavi's side cannot be underestimated as they are currently eight points clear at the top of La Liga.

  • Kick-off time: 5:45pm GMT
  • Live stream:
  • TV channel: BT Sport 1
  • Barcelona XI: To follow
  • Man Utd XI: To follow


Follow ALL the action with our live blog below…

  • Nyle Smith

    What is the team news?

    Erik Ten Hag is set to continue without long-term absentees Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek.

    Attacking duo Antony and Anthony Martial have also both been ruled out of this match.

    Lisandro Martinez is suspended for accumulating three yellow cards in the group stages.

    And January signing Marcel Sabitzer is also unable to play for the same reasons – but he picked them up while playing for Bayern Munich instead.

    However, Casemiro returns to the fold having sat out a few games following a straight red against Crystal Palace.

    Meanwhile, Barca boss Xavi does not have as many injuries to deal with, however key players Ousmane Dembele and Sergio Busquets are set to miss out due to their respective injuries.

  • Nyle Smith

    Latest odds

    90 min only

    • Barcelona 8/11
    • Draw 13/5
    • Man Utd 15/4

    To qualify (Incl ET and Pen)

    • Barcelona 4/7
    • Man Utd 11/8

    *Odds courtesy of Betfair are correct at time of publication


    However, Robert Lewandowski is also in fine form having scored 23 goals with six assists this season.

    Making the switch from Barcelona to Bayern clearly hasn't affected the Poland international one bit.

    • Nyle Smith

      Rashford's rampage

      One man who Manchester United will be turning to tonight is Marcus Rashford as the England international has hit phenomenal form.

      Rashford, 26, has scored 21 goals and made eight assists in all competitions this season.

      Credit: Getty
    • Nyle Smith

      Welcome to Barcelona vs Manchester United

      No your eyes are not deceiving you. Two European giants are all set to face off for a last-16 spot – but it is not in Europe's top-tier competition.

      Our live blog coverage focuses on Manchester United who make the trip to Camp Nou where they’ll be taking on Barcelona in the Europa League playoffs.

      A controversial home loss to Real Sociedad ultimately saw United finish runners-up in Group E.

      And Barcelona were pipped to Champions League knockout qualification by Inter Milan despite their summer overhaul.

      However, both sides are now in ascendancy.

      United are on a six-game unbeaten run in all competitions, while Barcelona are top of La Liga by eight points. This game was always going to be juicy no matter the occasion 

      Don't go anywhere because coming up we’ll have any breaking news, injury updates and starting line-ups all before kick-off at 5:45pm GMT.

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