The clash between Manchester United and Barcelona was the big game of the play off access to the round of 16 of the Europa League. And if in the first leg, in Catalonia, the two-goal draw proved the spectacularity of the duel, this Thursday’s meeting, in England, was an extension of the show, but with the English club winning by 2-1.
You “red devils”, with Bruno Fernandes in the starting line-up and Diogo Dalot as a substitute, they had the first major goal-scoring opportunity of the match, but the Manchester United captain allowed Ter Stegen to save, just after 3′.
Bruno Fernandes was, in fact, very much in focus in the match and at 16′ he committed a foul on Baldé, with the refereeing team signaling a penalty. Lewandowski did not waste.
Barcelona became more comfortable in the game and Manchester United only met again after the break, with Fred’s goal also contributing to this, with an assist from Bruno Fernandes, just after 47′.
You “red devils” then continued to “load” and, in another move with the intervention of Bruno Fernandes, they put themselves in advantage, in a reload by Antony (73′), shortly after De Gea had saved United from conceding the second goal in a Koundé header (64′).
José Mourinho’s Roma fulfilled their obligation and, at home, turned around the negative result they brought from Salzburg. Belotti and Dybala, even before the break, had already put the Romans in a position to be present in this Friday’s draw for the round of 16 of the Europa League.
In Nantes, ahat trick” by Angel Di Maria led Juventus, who overcame the surprising 1-1 draw in the first leg with class, although, this time, they played in numerical superiority from the 18th minute.
The Argentine international opened the scoring after 5′ and increased the advantage of the Italians with a penalty, after Pallois used an arm to prevent another goal from Di María. The South American, however, converted the penalty and would still celebrate the third, 12 minutes from 90′.
Also noteworthy is the game played in Monaco, where Bayer Leverkusen “came out on top”. After being defeated in Germany by 3-2, the team led by Xabi Alonso beat the Monegasques by the same result in the principality and it was necessary to tie the tie on penalties. In the fight against nerves, Eliot Matazo hit the crossbar and Bayer went on to win 5-3 at the eleven-metre mark.