On Thursday, Manchester United defeated Barcelona to advance to the last 16 of the Europa League. Where they were joined by heavyweights Juventus and Roma.
Manchester United defeated Barcelona to advance to the last 16 of the Europa League. United defeated Barcelona at Old Trafford to go to the play-off final. Where Antony scored the winning goal after the first leg ended 2-2 in Spain.
Barca had the perfect start thanks to Robert Lewandowski’s early penalty. But Fred equalized early in the second period, undoing the La Liga leaders’ move to Europe.
After that, Antony had the moment of his life after moving from Ajax to Manchester.
In Erik ten Hag’s first season in charge, United is riding a wave. The Red Devils are still competing for four trophies.
Since September, United has not lost at Old Trafford in 18 games. Fred said, “It was a good game we played today, and it was very good to hear my name from the fans.”
“We must continue moving. We must decide whether or not to participate in the Sunday final.
Angel di Maria, a former Manchester United star. Scored a hat trick as Juventus defeated Nantes 3-0 in the second leg to advance to the next round.
The outcome enabled the Italian giants to advance 4-1 overall. After five minutes, Argentine World Cup winner Di Maria scored with a penalty kick in the 20th minute.
In a game in which the French team had been reduced to ten men after just a quarter of an hour when Nicolas Pallois was sent off for handball. The 78th minute was when Maria finished his hat trick.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri stated, “Some people might have assumed the Europa League would be a stroll in the park for Juventus after we were knocked out of the Champions League, but it is not that straightforward.
“While not perfect, this match was significant. There is still work to be done. This evening, I was dissatisfied with a few things.”
With a 2-0 victory over Salzburg, Jose Mourinho’s Roma we also reached Friday’s round of 16 after overcoming a one-goal deficit from the first leg.
The victory was secured by goals from Paulo Dybala and Andrea Belotti in a seven-minute span in the first half.
In the Netherlands, Sevilla, the six-time champions, lost to PSV Eindhoven 2-0 but advanced 3-2 overall.
Late goals from Luuk de Jong and Fabio Silva for the Dutch team saw Mauro Junior sent off.
Sporting Lisbon was also one of the winners, winning 5-1 with a 4-0 victory at Midtjylland in Denmark.
After last week’s goalless first leg, Union Berlin, who are leading the Bundesliga, defeated Ajax 3-1.
The goals were scored by Danilho Doekhi and Josip Juranovic. Robin Knoche gave Union their first victory in the Europa League knockout stages.
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