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AFP Sports looks at three things we learned from their 1-0 victory.Slack Barca far from pompAgainst a team with more craft and firepower than United, Barcelona would surely have been punished for a lacklustre performance that looked little like a team among the favourites to win this competition.Barca were rarely in control on Wednesday night but escaped with a huge win that was as much about the lack of quality they faced from United’s attack as their own play.A sloppy display high on misplaced passes and surprisingly low on input from Messi, produced not only a victory, but a crucial away goal to take back to Camp Nou.Barcelona’s rivals for the trophy this season might feel encouraged, even if United have probably missed their chance.Messi human after allMessi was left with a cut on the bridge of his nose and his eyelid during the first half at Old Trafford. Photo/COURTESYTen goals in his last seven games meant Messi arrived at Old Trafford in scintillating form but the Barca captain endured a mediocre night by his own supremely high standards.He was far from anonymous and his clipped cross to the back post set up the game’s only goal as Suarez headed in off the unfortunate Shaw.But this was not the masterclass that bewitched Tottenham at Wembley earlier in the tournament nor even the clinical show of finishing that saw off Lyon in the previous round.Instead, Messi sauntered through the game, poking passes to his teammates and wearing a black eye after being clattered by Chris Smalling in the first half, offering little of the form that has lit up La Liga in recent weeks.United short of Europe’s elite Scott McTominay was United’s best player by some distance on Wednesday, the 22-year-old delivering a barnstorming performance in midfield, but it was clear how short United now are when it comes to players that can turn matches at this level.Paul Pogba failed to the run the game like Solksjaer insisted he could, while Romelu Lukaku barely threatened up against the excellent Gerard Pique.United will take heart from a determined display and a close scoreline that could yet give Barca nerves in the return leg.But this was a far cry from the United of old that could frighten visiting teams with their pace and ruthlessness in the final third. Barcelona were made to feel uncomfortable, and United and Solksjaer have work to do if they are to keep their hopes of an unlikely fourth European Cup alive.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Suarez (right) then celebrates with Messi as the Catalan giants get a crucial away goal from home in the quarter-finals. Photo/COURTESYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 11 – Manchester United failed to capitalise on an out-of-sorts display from Lionel Messi and Barcelona on Wednesday as Luke Shaw’s own goal left the La Liga side firmly in charge of their Champions League quarter-final.Despite a spirited performance at Old Trafford, United rarely threatened after Shaw turned in Luis Suarez’s header in the 12th minute, an away goal that makes Barcelona strong favourites ahead of the second leg at the Camp Nou next week, when they can take a step closer to a first Champions League triumph since 2015.
Promising left-arm seamer Barinder Sran on Friday credited senior pros Ashish Nehra and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for his successful outing during the One-Day Internationals (ODI) against Zimbabwe.Sran, who shared the dressing room with Nehra and Bhuvneshwar for Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Sunrisers Hyderabad, said the duo tipped him about seam movement.”In the IPL, (Ashish) Nehra paaji and Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) bhai were with me, they taught me seam position and supported me in all aspects from the beginning. For two-three days, I went to Chandigarh as well and met my coach Amit Uniyal and worked with him,” Sran was quoted as saying by espncricinfo.With four wickets from three matches, the Punjab medium pacer showcased a new weapon — an inswinger — during the series to make life difficult for the home batsmen.Sran, however, acknowledged that he had a lot to prove if he had to considered for Test cricket.”To get there, I need to be consistent and bowl one line and length,” he said.”I need to improve a lot, I need to improve my pace and fitness level. I will work towards achieving these in the next season.”Ahead of the T20I series against Zimbabwe, starting here on Saturday, Sran said he had consciously worked on getting his wrist position right.”I changed the seam position a bit, made some changes to my action because I’m looking to swing the new ball. So I’m not putting in too much effort, because if I do that, I lose my wrist position and it reduces the swing,” he said.advertisement