FCB 2-2 MUN: Vinicius Jr. React to the remarkable effort by Manchester United against Barcelona
Thursday’s 2-2 draw at Camp Nou between Barcelona and Manchester United set up a tantalizing second leg of their Europa League knockout playoff, which was a breathlessly entertaining affair.
Marcos Alonso scored the first goal of the second half for Barcelona, but Marcus Rashford’s quick response and Jules Kounde’s own goal gave Manchester United the lead. In the 76th minute, Raphinha’s fizzed cross hit the far post and brought Barça level.
Before Raphinha’s cross found its way into the bottom corner, United was leading 2-1, but they were forced to settle for a draw. With David de Gea stepping up and Barcelona hitting the woodwork late, it could have been worse.
With everything on the line in the second leg, the scoreline left both teams feeling like it could have gone better.
Casemiro, who has won the Champions League five times, is an enormous asset for Erik ten Hag in Manchester United’s midfield. Casemiro gave his 19 million Instagram followers a message in which he praised the team and talked about the challenge that lies ahead at Old Trafford.
Vinicius Jr., a Brazil colleague and former Real teammate, replied with the phrase “Joga muito,” which is slang for “played well.”