Bad memories for Barcelona after Manchester United referee appointment announced

Barcelona will be hoping to avoid a disastrous season in Europe on Thursday.

Should Xavi Hernandez’s side be defeated by Manchester United at Old Trafford, they would have exited two European competitions at the first time of asking, having been knocked out of the Champions League in the group stages.

It will be far from easy for Barcelona to progress, as they face a side that have not at home since the beginning of September, and boast the most prolific player in Europe at present in Marcus Rashford.

The refereeing appointment could also be a bad omen for Barcelona, with Frenchman Clement Turpin appointment as the official in charge of Thursday’s fixture. He refereed Barca’s famous collapse against Roma in 2016, where the hosts overturned a 4-1 first leg defeat to progress on away goals winning 3-0.

Since then, Turpin has whistled two matches in which Barcelona have won, and the Blaugrana will hope that it is three in a row in Manchester on Thursday.

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  1. Barca should prepare well,xavi should prefer 4-4-2 formation rather than 4-3-3 formation.for them to win they need strong defense and strong mid field don’t relsy on Sergio busquet who is from injury will mess you up.

  2. Wtf? Nothing to do with the referee scandal and Turpin’s match calling in Barca fixture bodes nothing ill for them.
    These footy sites are like Putin war troll factories. Nonsense.

    1. Remind me who bombed 52 countries since ww2 or in some other way subverted their societies with colored revolutions, warfare by proxy.
      Could it be those who on a daily basis pillage countries for their resources and call it democracy while pointing fingers to others?
      Could it be those who made war their primary source of income?

  3. Comically enough he gave them a penalty softer than butter.
    Maybe Turpin also sold his forecasting and prognosis services for a million, lmaooo.

    With this club you never know anymore.

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