Barcelona and Man United play out thrilling 2-2 draw in Europa League classic
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Barcelona and Manchester United played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in an instant Europa League classic.
The La Liga side opened the scoring through former Chelsea man Marcos Alonso as he headed home Raphinha's corner-kick.
But their lead was short lived as Marcus Rashford continued his incredible goal-scoring ways to level.
Fred slid a pass to the England international, who squeezed home a shot into the back of the net. His strike brought up his 22nd goal in all competitions this season.
He then turned provider as he produced a moment of magic in the 59th minute.
Luke Shaw took a short corner as he played a ball to Rashford, who skipped past Raphinha before firing a pass across the face of goal.
His pass hit Jules Kounde before going in as Man United made it 2-1.
The former Leeds United winger equalised for Barcelona when his cross found its way into the back of David De Gea's net.
Speaking after the result, Erik ten Hag said: "We dictated the game and we outplayed with so many chances. I was disappointed it was 0-0 at half-time but it was a great game, two attacking teams, I really enjoyed it.
"the refereeing had a big influence in this game. A clear foul on Rashford and then a red card. Referees can't make such mistakes."
Xavi added: "I imagined that everything would be decided at Old Trafford and that's how it will be. The attitude of the team has been spectacular."
Barca and Man United will resume hostilities next Thursday at Old Trafford for the second-leg.