Barca Beat Man U 1-0, Juve Draw Ajax

Ronaldo with the flying header on the mark of first half and Suarez with a header that went off Shaw into the Man U’s goal.


The second match in the round of eight in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday between Barcelona and Manchester United at Old Trafford ended 1-0 in favour of the visitors who took the game to the host in a more business like manner than the host which struggled with form and missed every of its recorded 10 shots at goal with none on target. A Suarez header that went off defender Shaw but initially ruled out for offside, was awarded by VAR as the only goal of the match, a vital one for the visitors.

A fan Opta Jeo put it succinctly: Manchester United have failed to have a shot on target in a Champions League game for the first time since March 2005, in a 0-1 defeat at AC Milan.

In another encounter at Amsterdam, Juventus talismanic Cristiano Ronaldo put the visitors ahead with a diving header in the 45th minute while the hosts equalised within a minute of the second half through David Neres’ fine curling effort from 15 yards.

Tuesday 16 date is for the return leg.