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On Thursday, Manchester United and Barcelona staged one for the purists. The 2-2 draw was the exciting first leg of the Europa League you’ll see in most years in the competition.

It was a clash of the titans at the Camp Nou on Thursday, where Marcus Rashford and Rafinha exchanged blows in Catalonia.

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United may have deserved better for most of the match, but would be grateful to have pulled out even at two, as David De Gea made some serious interference during the stretch.

Rashford scored Fred’s assist and then played a big part in Jules Kunde’s own goal as the Red Devils beat first man Marcos Alonso. Rafinha scored this goal and then scored one of his own from Kunde’s pass to equalize in the 76th minute.

And Manchester United boss Eric ten Hag was unhappy that Rashford was not awarded a penalty for what he considered to be either a foul in the box, or at least a foul on the last player who would have drawn Barça.

Manchester United are here as they finished second in their UEL group, while Barcelona were eliminated from the Champions League by finishing third in their group behind Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.

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Rashford, Rafinha put on a show

If the names of legendary clubs Barcelona and Manchester United weren’t enough to get you on the screen at 12:45 pm ET on Thursday, their stars made sure you were called to one of them early and often.

Rafinha, along with Gavi, Robert Lewandowski and Pedri, were poised to move from the jump to Barcelona, ​​who scored two goals early and late and relatively equalized in a Europa League play-off tie that would not rely on away goals from the second. stage at Old Trafford.

But Marcus Rashford is still in sensational form for United, and Fred has joined longtime Barcelona rivals Casemiro and Rafael Varane in trying to turn the heart of the Red Devils’ territory into a torturous place for liquid. Blaugranas.

Any team will prove that it was better at Barca and the stalemate means the second leg should be a must-watch next week at 3pm ET Thursday in England.

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Erik ten Hag’s reaction: “We were good, but the officials changed the outcome”

Manchester United head coach Erik ten Hag was very upset when the referees didn’t award a penalty to Rashford in the second half (or otherwise give Barça a red card for fouling the last player):

“We have a lot of character and determination in this team,” said Ten Hag. via BBC. “The belief that we should have scored the first goal and the meaning of the first goal is very important and that is what we didn’t do. Then we turn around when we lose and I also think the refereeing had a big impact on this game. I think this is a clear foul on Rashi. You can discuss if we have it outside the penalty area, but then it’s a red card, because he went one on one with the goalkeeper. It has a big impact not only on this game, but also on this round, and the referees cannot make such mistakes.”

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The UEFA Europa League and UEFA Conference League play-off round draws have been made and, honestly, there are still some serious clashes ahead.

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Manchester United will play Barcelona as the Spanish giants were eliminated from the Champions League and the Red Devils finished second in their Europa League group. Juventus, Ajax, RB Salzburg and Sporting Lisbon have been given very tough assignments in the Europa League playoffs to reach the round of 16.

Arsenal reached the round of 16 of the Europa League after winning their Europa League group, so Mikel Arteta’s team will be looking forward to it.

West Ham United are gearing up for the UEFA Conference League play-offs, where any of 16 teams can play, who will first have to compete in the play-off rounds. Some dangerous teams have been relegated from the Europa League to the Conference League, with Lazio now among the favourites.

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The Europa League final will be held in Budapest and the Conference League final in Prague.

See below for details on the Europa League and Conference League, including how to view information, play-off draw, dates and schedule.

UEFA Europa League, Conference League, schedule, dates, how to watch

Dates: Elimination rounds will begin in February 2023.
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UEFA Europa League play-off round, play-off draw

Thursday, February 16, first leg

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Shakhtar Donetsk 2:1 Rennes
Ajax 0-0 Union Berlin
RB Salzburg 1:0 Roma
Juventus 1-1 Nantes
Sporting Lisbon 1-1 Central Jutland
Bayer Leverkusen 2:3 Monaco
Sevilla 3-0 PSV Eindhoven

Thursday, February 23, second leg

Nantes – Juventus – 12:45 pm ET
Midtjylland – Sporting Lisbon – 12:45 pm ET
AS Monaco – Bayer Leverkusen – 12:45 pm ET
PSV Eindhoven – Sevilla – 12:45 pm ET
Manchester United – Barcelona – 15:00 ET.
Rennes – Shakhtar (Donetsk) – 15:00 Eastern European time.
Union Berlin – Ajax – 3:00 pm ET
Roma v RB Salzburg – 3pm ET

The teams of the Europa League have already entered the draw for the 1/8 finals

Real Betis
Real Society
Union Saint Gilloise

UEFA Conference League play-off round, play-off draw

Thursday, February 16, first leg

Qarabag 1-0 Gent
Trabzonspor 1-0 Basel
Bodo/Glimt – Lech Poznań 0:0
Braga 0-4 Fiorentina
Lazio 1-0 CFR Cluj
AEK Larnaca 1-0 Dnipro-1
Sheriff Tiraspol 0-1 Partizan Belgrade
Ludogorets Razgrad 1-0 Anderlecht

Thursday, February 23, second leg

CFR Cluj – Lazio – 12:45 pm ET
Dnepr-1 – AEK Larnaca – 12:45 pm ET
Partizan Belgrade – Sheriff Tiraspol – 12:45 pm ET
Anderlecht – Ludogorets Razgrad – 12:45 pm ET
Gent – Karabakh – 15:00 ET
Basel – Trabzonspor – 15:00 ET
Lech Poznań – Bodo/Glimt – 3:00 pm ET
Fiorentina – Braga – 15:00 ET.

The teams of the European Conference League have already entered the draw for the 1/8 finals

Istanbul Basaksehir
Slavic Bratislava
West Ham United

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