FC Barcelona is preparing for a heated confrontation with its rival Manchester United in the second leg of the 16th round of the Europa League 2022-2023.
The two teams met in the first leg of the same round last Thursday at Spotify Camp Nou, the stronghold of the Catalan club, in a match that ended in a two-goal draw each.
It is worth noting that the second leg of the 1/8 final play-off, in which the two teams will meet, will be held at Old Trafford, the home stadium of Manchester United, tomorrow, Thursday, February 23.
Date of the match between Barcelona and Manchester United in the Europa League
The start of the second leg between Barcelona and Manchester United is to be played tomorrow, Thursday, at ten o’clock local time in Cairo and at eleven o’clock Mecca Al-Mukarram time.
Hot decision by Xavi regarding his future at Barcelona!
Spanish coach Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona’s head coach, spoke to the British network Sky Sports about the possibility of his departure to the English Premier League, saying: “Impossible, is this something I didn’t even think about, at this stage? I just started my job at Barça.
And he continued: “I think the Barcelona opportunity came to me early. To tell the truth, I didn’t expect it, but for the second or third time the club of my life is looking for me and I couldn’t say no.”
And the coach of the Catalan club stated: “The pressure here is huge, crazy, everyone is responsible for this, not like in England.”
Xavi concluded: “Barcelona has 30 radio and sports programs about Barcelona and sports newspapers. To tell the truth, I never thought about training in England. It’s a distant idea for me.” ”