Champions League, semi finals, first leg

Barcelona 0 - Manchester United 0

Barcelona's only hope of a trophy this season were kept alive after a score-less draw in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Manchester United. It looked as if they were going to struggle though when the visitors were awarded a penalty in only the second minute after Milito handled in the area, but Cristian Ronaldo fired his spot kick wide. With Messi and Deco in the starting line-up for the first time in several weeks Frank Rijkaard's side had most of the possession after that, but they were unable to break down a well ordered defence, Eto'o putting the best chance wide after the restart and Henry bringing a couple of late saves out of Van der Sar. Everything though will be decided next Tuesday at Old Trafford. (23.04.08)