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Clash of legends: Manchester United beat Barcelona 3 – 1 at Nou Camp

Manchester United legends produced an impressive display to beat their Barcelona counterparts 3-1 at the Nou Camp on Friday night.

The United heavyweights have now established a handy lead ahead of the return leg at Old Trafford in September, thanks to goals from Jesper Blomqvist (14), Karel Poborsky (57) and Dwight Yorke (77).

At the other end, a star-studded Barcelona attack featuring Ronaldinho and Rivaldo produced some scintillating football, but the hosts were unable to find the net until Frederic Dehu managed to pull a goal back in the final minute.

Raimond van der Gouw was in goal for United in a match which raised money for the Pediatric Cancer Centre Barcelona (PCCB)
He produced a decent early save to keep out a Ronaldinho free-kick.

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Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Patrick Kluivert created plenty of chances for Barca but the hosts could not quite get a breakthrough.

Barca, however, pulled one back when Dehu produced a calm finish.

The second leg, which will raise money for the Manchester United Foundation’s work, will be on September 2.


Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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