‘2-2 home draw’ coach Xabi Barsa: “Man United’s counterattack football was amazing”

“Manchester United were good at playing the way they wanted.”

FC Barcelona faced Manchester United in the first leg of the 2022-2023 European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa League Round of 16 playoff held at Camp Nou in Barcelona, ​​Spain on the 17th at 2:45 am (hereinafter referred to as Korean time) and drew 2-2. Reaped.

Barcelona took a 1-0 lead with Marcos Alonso scoring the opening goal in the 5th minute of the second half, but allowed Marcus안전놀이터 Rashford to equalize in the 7th minute of the second half, and Jules Kunde scored an own goal in the 14th minute of the second half. Barcelona avoided defeat with Rafinha’s goal in the 31st minute of the second half.

After the match, UEFA delivered an interview with Barcelona coach Xabi Hernandez on its official website.

Xavi said: “We wanted to surprise United by using Kunde and Alonso and linking up with Pablo Gabi. I love what we’ve done. They’re a great team and one of the best teams in Europe. They’re growing really well. there is,” he said.

“Man United showed amazing counter-attacking football. Rashford attacked the back space and Bruno Fernandes fired long passes. We tried to settle the game, but United were good at playing the game the way they wanted.”

Xavi added: “We played the best team in Europe with the best manager. It’s good. We didn’t win, but we can win the next game. I’m happy with the performance we showed in this game.”

Meanwhile, Barcelona, ​​who failed to win at home, will head to Old Trafford in Manchester, England, the home ground of Manchester United on the 24th. 

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