Sevilla dump United out of champions league at Old Trafford

Sevilla dump United out of champions league at Old Trafford

Two quick second-half goals by substitute Ben Yedder ensured that Sevilla bundled Manchester United out of the Champions League round of 16 with a 2-1 win on the night and on aggregate at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

After a turgid first half, Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico kept United out twice with good saves, but the hosts were shaken with 16 minutes remaining as Wissam Ben Yedder netted with a low effort just minutes after coming on.

United needed two goals to progress, but Ben Yedder netted again with a header at the far post moments later, the ball just crossing the line after David de Gea failed to keep it out.

Romelu Lukaku pulled one back from close range with six minutes remaining, but it ended 2-1, with the draw for the last eight on Friday at 11 am.

After a goalless first leg, United were lackluster in the first half as Sevilla failed to take advantage of dangerous situations in the final third.

Rico was troubled only once, as Marouane Fellaini’s left-footed shot from an angle was well beaten away, in what was a subdued night from the off at Old Trafford.

Roma also qualified for the round of 16 by beating Shakhtar Donetsk by 1-0 at the Olympic stadium in Rome and 2-2 on aggregate after scoring an away goal in the first leg of the tie.

With Sky Sports reports.

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