Manchester United’s recent run of excellent result comes to an end this midweek as they were not only beaten by Spanish side Sevilla, but also crashed out from UEFA Champions League due to that result.
Drawing 0-0 in their first leg match up away from home, there’s huge expectation for Jose Mourinho’s men as they are playing that second meeting at Old Trafford.
Following their weekend victory over Liverpool, there’s seemingly an air of confidence for the home side as they face up against Vincenzo Montella’s men who haven’t been consistent throughout this season.
However, it was far from a convincing display from United as they looked rather cautious against their La Liga opponent with Mourinho fielding a seemingly robust looking setup in midfield instead of going a more offensive line up.
Neither teams were able to score goals during the first 45 minutes though and nothing changed much up til midway into the second half, but the air suddenly changed for Sevilla once they brought in their substitute, Wissam Ben Yedder.
The 27-year-old immediately changed the course of that tie by scoring the opening goal for his side on 74 minutes, which he followed with the second four minutes later.
Going 2-0 down, Man United finally showed some offensive reaction and pulled one back through Romelu Lukaku, but it was too late as Sevilla already have too much advantage on aggregate.
That 2-1 score line didn’t change until the final whistle, though both teams have more goal scoring chances, but it’s more than enough to secure the Spanish side into the next round of Champions League.
Meanwhile, in another tie, AS Roma also booked their spot in the next round following their 1-0 home win over Shakhtar Donetsk, with the only goal being scored by Edin Dzeko.
The aggregate for that tie is 2-2, but the Italian go through due to away goal rules since they were able to score when playing at Shaktar’s home ground.