Sevilla 0 Vs Manchester United 0 stalemate in Seville as Mourinho's side play for the draw

0-0 Stalemate between Sevilla & Manchester United


Mitch Freeley


Match Report

Manchester United will be confident of progressing to the quarter finals of the Champions League following a 0-0 first-leg stalemate with Sevilla. Mourinho's side created little in the game only managing six shots to Sevilla's twenty-five chances. 

A boisterous Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan was in full voice in the first half, as United struggled to get to grips with the game. Mourinho was forced into an early substitute when Ander Herrera was forced off after just 17 minutes. Paul Pogba took his place in the heart of midfield. 

Sevilla did the majority of the running in the first half with Correra, Jesús Navas and Luis Muriel all having drilled shots fly wide of David De Gea's goal. Whilst United had two major efforts of note, young midfielder Scott McTominay had a rasping effort saved by Rico. Whilst Lukaku really should have done better as he smashed a shot high and wide from inside the box. 

The best chance of the tie came in the final seconds of the first half. A ball was chipped into Sevilla striker Murial and with the goal at his mercy, the Columbian was denied by a world-class save from De Gea. 

United came out in the second half with renewed vigour, but in truth, they seemed comfortable to take the draw. It was then again up to Sevilla to do the running, and they duly obliged. Murial again at the centre of everything, crossing for Pablo Sarabia who really should have found the back of the net with the header. 

Regardless of the stalemate, Mourinho will be happy how his side kept their composure and worked as a defensive unit. He'll certainly be confident in getting the win when the sides meet again at Old Trafford in two weeks time. 

Live Updates

90+2 Peep! Full Time here. 0-0 all to play for in the second leg!

90- Meanwhile, Sevilla make a change Banega is replaced by Pizarro

90- 2 minutes of stoppage time to play

88-Freekick United from way out. Rashford steps up and smashes a shot wide Rico was scrambling to his far post. Goal Kick

86- Tidy one-two between Rashford and Pogba, with the goal at his mercy the English striker smashes the ball wide. 

84- Former Everton man Sandro Ramírez is on for Luis Murial. 

82- The ball is in the back of the net for United! But the referee chalks it off. Just the small matter of handball from Lukaku. 

81- Murial takes the ball on the run in the box, his drilled effort comfortably saved by De Gea

79- That was Mata's last action in the game. Martial comes on to replace the Spanish midfielder. The final substitute for United. 

78- Sharp passing between Mata, Rashford and Young on the left wing. Mata is promptly flagged offside

74- Sanchez makes way for Marcus Rashford 

72-Pablo Sarabia at the back post! Murial clipped a ball to the to the Spaniard, but his header loops over. 

69- Pogba has a shot from 30 yards out! It's well wide. A wasted chance for United. 

65- Lot's of freekicks in the last few minutes. Mata knocks down Eva Benega. This is within striking distance. Benega is shaping to shoot. Comfortably clutched by De Gea

64- Another tricky run from Joaquín Correa, his shot slices wide again. 

63- Eva Benega lofts a freekick into the United box. Clément Lenglet leaps and connects with the ball. Straight into the arms of De Gea

60- Lukaku smashes his effort into the wall. Man United keep hold of the ball and pass it around with not much intent in the Sevilla half

59- Whistles from the Sevilla faithful as United zip the ball around. Eventually, N'Zonzi pulls Sanchez to the ground. Freekick United. 

55-McTominay is bundled down for a United free-kick. Sevilla is keeping the ball well at the minute. Mourinho's side needs to up the tempo (and shots) if they are to grab an away goal. 

52- Sanchez is stationed on the left wing, United's game plan seems to put everything through him in the early stages of the second half. 

49- Pogba misplaces a pass to Sanchez, and the ball skips out for a throw. Pogba is greeted with a enthusiastic clap from the Chilean. 

46- First chance for Sevilla! The ball is chipped up to Luis Murial but the Columbian smashes the ball well over. Not too dissimilar from the Lukaku chance in the first half. 

Second half- Sevilla get us back underway 

Bit of half-time viewing. That stunning save from De Gea. I'm off for a cup of tea. 


Half-time- Tetchy in the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan during the first 45. Man United had a few half chances through Lukaku and youngster Scott McTominay. Whilst Murial should have given the Spanish side the lead with a point-blank header. A world-class save from De Gea ensures that it's 0-0 at the break! 

45- What a save from De Gea! Point blank header from Murial! Easily the best chance of the half. 

40- Sanchez picks up a yellow for pulling down Navas. He's been storming around in the last 10 minutes. 

38-Sergio Escudero cracks one from distance, Smalling gets his head in the way. Corner for Sevilla. 

37- Scott McTominay manages a shot from outside the box, Rico pushes the ball away

34- This is getting a little scrappy in midfield now, Matic cynically fouls Vazquez. The freekick comes to nothing as United head the ball away. 

27- Correa zips down the wing, cuts inside and shoots from just inside the United box. The shot is tame and easily gathered by De Gea, but that is a sighter for the Sevilla winger

24- Chance United, Sanchez picks out Lukaku in the box however he can only smash it high and wide. Poor from the Belgian.  

22- Evenly poised this. United are trying to slow down the pace. Scott McTominay more than holding his own in midfield. 

16- Just 16 minutes and Paul Pogba is on the pitch! Ander Herrera limps off with what looks like an injured ankle. 

14- Chance for Sevilla! Navas on the break thumps a low shot, it edges just wide of the post. 

13- Another half chance for United. A ball is lumped up to Lukaku, and the Belgian bundles past two defenders but his shot is weak and Sevilla clear. 

11- Ball skips through to Sanchez, who is bearing down on goal. Navas keeps up with the Chilean and nips the ball away

8- The First corner for United is promptly nodded away by Steven N'Zonzi. Tetchy start from Man United at the minute. 

6- United need to quiet down the boisterous Sevilla crowd. A bit of possession would certainly help

2- Sharp start from Sevilla, a low shot from Luis Murial has De Gea scrambling, but is eventually brought under control by the United keeper. 

Kick-off- We are underway in Seville! United kick us off! 


Plenty of noise in the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan tonight. I have the feeling this is going to get feisty! 5 minutes away from Kick-off! 


Meanwhile, Sevilla has arrived! Nice to see Vincenzo Montella rocking a scarf. It must get chilly in Sevilla in Febuary. 


Typically cagey from Jose in the prematch presser. Everyone is talking about Pogba being benched. Jose is not having it. 


Sevilla has an impressive home record. Can the dynamic duo of Sanchez and Lukaku change all of that tonight? 


A quick insight into Manchester United's changing room for the night. It looks a bit rubbish if I'm honest. Home team dressing rooms being nicer than the away team dressing rooms... Who would have thought that?! 



The Sevilla dressing rooms are looking very tidy ahead of the game. Which is important. Very important. I can imagine Vincenzo Montella is a bit of a neat freak. 



Seconds later, We have the Sevilla team! Wissam Ben Yedder, the star of the show against Liverpool in the group stages does not start. 


Team News! We have team news! The rumours are to be true! Pogba is benched! Sanchez makes his first Champions League start for United whilst youngster Scott McTominay starts. What a night for the 21-year old! 




Ahh, look at Sevilla being all nice to the visiting Man United fans. That is sweet! 



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Look at some of key players and major match-ups ahead of the first leg of Manchester United's their last-16 UEFA Champions League tie with Sevilla.

Sevilla vs Manchester United in Numbers

  • Manchester United have not managed to score more than one goal in each of their last 14 Champions League encounters with Spanish opposition (7 goals total), and have won only one of their last six knockout games (3-0 v Olympiacos in March 2014), drawing two and losing three.

  • Sevilla has never kept a clean sheet in the Champions League knockout stages (6 games) but they have won two of their three home games (L1).

  • Sevilla has won 72 percent of their home games in the Champions League (13 out of 18), the third highest tally after Real Madrid (76 percent) and Barcelona (73 percent) among teams to have played at least 15 home games in the competition.

  • Sevilla has won only two of their six games this season, the lowest tally among the 16 teams left in the competition, and conceded 12 goals in the six group games, the highest tally amongst the teams left.

  • Wissam Ben Yedder has scored 50 percent of Sevilla's goals in this season’s Champions League (six out of 12). Of all players of the progressed teams, only Cristiano Ronaldo netted a greater proportion of his side's goals in the group stages (53 percent).