Europa League 2022-23, Barcelona 2-2 Manchester United: Key stats
Barcelona and Manchester United played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in their UEFA Europa League 2022-23 knockout round playoffs first-leg tie at Camp Nou. After a goalless first half, Marcos Alonso put Barca ahead before Marcus Rashford netted moments later. A Jules Kounde own goal gave United the lead as Raphinha equalized with a superb strike. Both sides had close shaves thereafter.
Rashford races to 22 goals this season
Rashford has now scored 22 goals across competitions this season for United, equaling his best single-season tally in his senior club career. Rashford scored his 4th goal for United in the Europa League 2022-23 season. Overall, he has managed 115 goals in 337 games.
Key numbers for Alonso and Raphinha
Former Chelsea defender Alonso scored his 3rd goal for Barca in all competitions this season. Raphinha scored his 7th goal for Barca in all competitions this season. He has also managed nine assists. As per Squawka, Raphinha had 61 touches, won 8 duels, managed six shots, and had 5 touches in the opposition box.
A look at the match stats
Both sides clocked 18 attempts with Barca dominating in terms of shots on target 8 compared to United's five. Barca dominated ball possession (61%) to United's 39%. United failed in composure with their passing, clocking a poor 73%.
Here are the key records
Barca are now unbeaten in 17 matches across competitions. However, United halted their winning run (8 games). As per Opta, Barca are unbeaten versus Man United at Camp Nou (W3 D3). United have scored in 19 successive away matches in Europe (36 goals). Barca have now conceded nine goals in five home games this season in Europe.
How did the match pan out?
After a goalless first half which saw both sides come close, a poor piece of United defending allowed Alonso to score the opener. United turned the heat on as Rashford equalized and then played a key role to force an error from Kounde. Barca stepped up as Raphinha's long-range effort squeezed in at the far post. Barca had the better chances post the equalizer.