Sevilla ends Manchester United Europa League campaign

Sevilla ends Manchester United Europa League

Sevilla ends Manchester United Europa League campaign which was their only hope of winning a silverware this season.

Winners of this competition on five occasions 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Sevilla took another bold step towards glory when they beat United 2-1 in a match that the Red Devils missed a lot of scoring chances.

Bruno Fernandes put United ahead 9th minute into the game from the penalty spot when Fernando brought Rashford down in the eighteen yard box but former Liverpool player Suso levelled for Sevilla in the 26th minute to end the first half 1-1.

De Jong ended United Europa League campaign when he connected sweetly to a cross swung over by Jesus Navas in the 78th minute to send his team to final.

The likes of Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes all had great chances but were unable to put the ball into the back of the net.

Manchester United have been awarded 22 penalties in all competitions this season, the most by a side in a single campaign within Europe’s top five leagues since Barcelona in 2015-16 (24).

United have now been eliminated from European competitions by Spanish oppositions for the third consecutive campaign, also losing to Sevilla in the Champions League round of 16 in 2017-18 and Barcelona in 2018-19 Champions League quarter-finals.

Sevilla are now unbeaten in their last 20 games in all competitions since their 2-1 defeat to Celta Vigo.

Sevilla will know their opponent in the final today (August,17) when Inter will square up against Shakhtar Donetsk by 8pm. The final will kick off at 8pm on Friday, 21 August, and will be held at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne – Germany.

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Reporter: Baatee Barinaa-iyalo

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