A 12th minute own-goal by Luke Shaw, the defender deflecting the ball into his own net after Luis Suarez had headed toward goal, proved the difference in a scrappy and often underwhelming affair.

Shaw’s own goal was initially ruled out for offside but then reinstated by VAR, the video assistant referee.

Lionel Messi, 43 goals in his past 40 games, endured a quiet evening, though he was left with a souvenir of his visit to Manchester; a black eye courtesy of Chris Smalling’s hefty first half challenge.

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