Amazing how many people picked the wrong two central defenders as starters for Barcelona.
Man U is not going to be easy to get inside or behind today. Ferdinand and Vidic look strong to me. Pressure and cover look good.
But with Barcelona it's the third man that always kills ya.
Both teams are getting down close to goal we should see some pretty soon.
What did I just say? 1-0 Barcelona
First dive of the game by Barca!
* on replay Man U midfield failed to pressure the ball at the top of the box and gave Barca the goal
3rd Barca go down easier than a U12 girls team. I know it was a foul but they really do embellish them.
Offside on the give and go, but we are in England after all...
A very good exciting attacking game so far
Good defending by Man U tight, compact moving as two lines of four and forcing the play outside in the Def 1/3 near the box. Man u has read the book on Barca.
Pressure is early and the back line squeezes well after a player leaves the line. An Italian defense works well against a team that wants to come through the middle.
Man U inside their own box, Foul-Push On The Back... No Call? Again, were in England.
End of the first 45
Barca will start going wide in attack soon, that's their adjustment in the past.