Coutinho Starts For Barcelona Against United

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Coutinho starts for Barcelona against United

Barcelona, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Apr, 2019 ) :Philippe Coutinho was picked to start ahead of World Cup winner Ousmane Dembele as Barcelona looked to finish the job against Manchester United on Tuesday and reach the Champions League semi-finals.

Barca, who won last week's first leg tie 1-0 at Old Trafford, opted to start with Coutinho alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at the Camp Nou.

Dembele, who has just recovered from a hamstring injury, was on the bench.

For United, Romelu Lukaku was dropped as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer preferred Anthony Martial in attack, perhaps due to the Frenchman's speed on the break. Alexis Sanchez, who has been out for six weeks with a knee problem, joined Lukaku among the substitutes.

Starting line-ups for the Champions League quarter-final, second leg between Barcelona and Manchester United at Camp Nou on Tuesday (kick-off 1900 GMT): Barcelona (4-3-3) Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur Melo; Lionel Messi (capt), Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho Coach: Ernesto Valverde (ESP) Manchester United (4-4-2) David de Gea; Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof, Ashley Young (capt); Fred, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard; Anthony Martial, Marcus RashfordCoach: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (NOR)Referee: Felix Brych (GER)

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