Real Betis 0-1 Man United (agg: 1-5): The Red Devils advance to the quarter-finals of the Europa League
After Erik ten Hag’s side built a comfortable 4-1 lead over Real Betis last week, it would have taken a collapse of considerable magnitude in Seville to see Erik ten Hag’s side secure their place in the last eight would give up.
Juanmi missed a close-range sitter early in the first half that could have changed the script as a packed Benito Villamarin stadium rushed their side to try and close the three-goal deficit.
United goalkeeper David de Gea dived full-length to save a long-range effort from Joaquin, 41, before Facundo Pellistri hit the post with a close-range shot for the visitors.
De Gea made an incredible reflex save just after half-time to parry a header but United slowly took control of the game.
Rashford missed an easy chance but immediately conceded, blasting a fine long-range shot into the left post in the 55th minute.
In Germany, Juventus defeated ten-man Freiburg 2-0 to progress 3-0 on aggregate.
Dusan Vlahovic scored directly from the penalty spot at half-time after Freiburg defender Manuel Gudel was sent off for fending off Adrien Rabiot’s goal with his hands.
The Italians controlled the game in the second half and extended their lead in the fifth minute into injury time through Federico Chiesa.
In the Netherlands, Feyenoord beat Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk 7-1 to lead 8-2 on aggregate, while captain Orkun Kokcu and striker Oussama Idrissi scored two goals each.
In Turkey, Sevilla, record six-time Europa League winners, lost out to Fenerbahce, who won the second leg 1-0 thanks to an Enner Valencia penalty, but the Spaniards reached the last eight 2-1 on aggregate.
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