Sevilla stun Man United 2-1 to reach Champions League quarter-finals

Sub Ben Yedder at the double as Sevilla stun Man United 2-1 to reach Champions League quarter-finals



Mitch Freeley



Match Report


Sevilla stunned Manchester United thanks to a brace from Tunisian striker Wissam Ben Yedder, to dump last seasons Europa League winners out of the Champions League. The substitute silenced Old Trafford with goals on the 74th and 78th minute. United pulled a goal back through Lukaku with six minutes to play to set-up a grandstand finish, however, the challenge proved too much for Mourinho's men who lost the tie 2-1 on aggregate. 

In truth, United lacked attacking intent for vast swathes of the two-legged content and allowed Sevilla to get into the tie. Many expected United to dominate the second leg at Old Trafford however, the Red Devils struggled to get to grips with the tie in the first half. United's loss was Sevilla's gain and the Spanish side had a host of pot-shots from distance in the opening 45. With Luis Muriel & Steven N'Zonzi both guilty of shanking shots wide. 

United came out reinvigorated in the second half, Lingard came close with a drilled shot which was well saved by Rico. The introduction of Pogba proved to be a turning point in the game. The momentum that United had from the early moments of the second half slowed down, although Pogba did curl a shot wide, as United attempted to force the issue. However, on the 74th minute, Sevilla took full advantage on the break.

Sarabia played a perfect ball through the United defence to substitute Ben Yedder. The Tunisian took one touch and drilled the ball into the bottom right-hand corner, just out of the reach of De gea. United needed two goals to progress and pushed forward. Just four minutes later, Sevilla doubled their advantage from a corner. Ben Yedder was again on hand at the far-post and headed powerfully towards goal. de Gea did his best to get the ball away, but it was well over and Sevilla had one foot in the Champions League quarterfinals. 

United pulled one back as Lukaku volleyed in from Mata's cross, and needed two goals to progress. Mourinho's men gave it their best shot, with Marcus Rashford and Chris Smalling heading wide at the very death. However, the night belonged to Sevilla who set up perfectly on the break to defeat United. A place in Friday's quarter-final draw now awaits for Montella's side, whilst Mourinho will rue that his side didn't go on the front foot earlier in the contest. 



Live Updates

Second Half

90+4 FULL TIME! 2-1 Sevilla! What a turn up for the books! Sevilla stun United thanks to a brace from Ben Yedder.

90+3 Time is ticking down on United's Champions League dreams. Sevilla confident to play the ball around. 

90+1 Header from Smalling, it inches wide. 

90- Four minutes of extra time to be played. 

87- Rashford with a header from the left. Just wide. 

83- 2-1 United pull one back! Lukaku volleys the ball in. United need two more to keep their Champions League dream alive. 


78- GOAL! 2-0 Sevilla! GAME OVER! Ben Yedder Nods in from a corner from the left-hand side. The ball just creeps over the line before de Gea clears! Unbelivable scenes! Mourinho does not look happy! 

76- Martial & Mata are on for United. 

75- So United need two goals to keep this alive! 

73- GOAL SEVILLA! 1-0! Hello! Sub Ben Yedder makes an immediate impact! Sarabia plays through the striker and he drills the ball into the bottom right hand corner. Magic! 

71- Close for United! Pogba attempts a left-footed curler which edges wide. Rico had it covered. 

69- Sarabia repeats the same trick at the other end for Sevilla, overhitting a free-kick. Scrappy. 

67- Which he promptly curls well wide. Forget it. 

66-Rasford wins a free-kick just outside the box... hello... 

63- United have lost the spark from the first minutes of the second half. The United fans look nervy. 

60- Business looks like it's about to pick up (to use an outdated wrestling phrase) Paul Pogba is coming on. He replaces Fellaini. 

56- Sarabia steams forward for Sevilla. Delivers a low cross bound for Correa who gets his feet wrong, the ball goes out for a goal kick. 

55- United have upped the tempo! Lukuku picks up the ball with his back to goal, swivels and has a shot. Well saved by Rico again. Posative stuff this from Mourinho's men. 

50- Up the other end and Lingard goes close! Rico saves the shot low to his left and Sevilla get the ball away. Much better from United. 

47- My, what a chance for Sevilla to open the scoring. Sarabia knocks a ball to Correa in the box. The Argentine controls well but can't get his shot away! Bailey clears.

PEEP! We are underway! Sevilla dressed all in black, get us underway. 

First Half

45- Peep! Half-time 0-0. Sevilla has had all the attacking attent. But United sprung into life in the final ten minutes. All to play for! 

44- Another pot-shot from Sevilla. This time N'Zonzi has a strike. High, wide and not very handsome. 

42- United have upped the tempo. Lingard wins a corner. Comes to nothing. 

37- Strong finish to the first half from United. Fellaini plays a one-two with Sanchez the Belgian midfielder takes aim, but Rico is equal to it and palms the ball away. 

35- United have a shot on target. Valencia throws in a cross, Sevilla heads the danger away. The ball falls to Sanchez, who shoots from outside the box comfortably saved by Rico

32 Another shot on target for Muriel, a daisy cutter easily saved by de Gea. 

28- Rashford clips in a perfect ball towards Lukaku, but the striker gets his bearings all wrong, he attempts to trap the ball but it's too late into the arms of the keeper. 

27- Sevilla strides forward again. Sarabia plays through Muriel. The Colombian's shot skids wide. Montella applauds the effort. 

24- Corner for United. Rashford knocks it in. Sevilla deal with it. 

STAT ATTACK. Sevilla has had 55% possession. So much for that strong United start. 

15- Sevilla is growing in confidence here. Scrappy play in the United box falls to Vázquez and the attacking midfielder takes on the shot. Which flies well over. 

12- Sevilla enjoys some possession. Correa decides to have a shot, Bailly, however, has other ideas and blocks well. 

8- Sevilla corner is whipped in at pace. Correa arrives at the near post, but his glanced effort goes just over. 

5- Eva Benega picks up the first yellow of the night. The midfielder will miss the next game, should Sevilla qualify. 

4- Lingard speeds down the left-wing and digs out a cross to Lukaku, the ball is cleared by Kjaer. Their battle tonight is going to be interesting. ,

1- What a start from United. Lukaku forces Sevilla defender Kjaer off the ball proceeds to play a sharp one-two off Lingard but his shot goes well over. It's a signal of intent, that's for sure. 

Peep! Man United get us underway! 

Just a reminder it was 0-0 in the first leg with David de Gea saving United with a host of big saves. European nights at Old Trafford are always special. Let's hope this one lives up to the hype! 


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Sevilla has arrived at Old Trafford!


Nice little stat from Opta ahead of the game. How important will Lukaku be tonight. I've got a feeling he might find the back of the net this evening. 



Over on the beIN SPORTS Twitter account, we have run a poll asking if Manchester United can progress tonight. The results are in, and it's pretty clear. Most fans are confident that United can get the job done at Old Trafford. 





TEAM NEWS KLAXON! Man United's team sheet is in! Pogba is on the bench after missing the last two games. Whilst Fellaini starts in the centre of midfield. 



Hello! Welcome to the live updates of Manchester United against Sevilla. Can Mourinho's team negotiate Sevilla and make it to the Quarter-finals of the Champions League? As ever you can watch all the action via beIN SPORTS CONNECT



Four sides will discover their Champions League fates as they face-off in their round of 16-second leg ties. Manchester United will welcome Sevilla with the game finely poised at 0-0 from the first leg, whilst Roma will be looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit against an impressive Shakhtar Donetsk side at the Stadio Olimpico. As ever you can watch all the action on beIN SPORTS CONNECT.

Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United will be confident of getting a result at home against Sevilla, however, the Portuguese boss was quick to play down his side's chances of going all the way.  "I think we are not one of the best teams in the competition, I think that when a team arrives in the last eight anything can happen.”

"When you are in the last 16 it looks really, really far [away] but when the team gets in the last eight you start smelling semi-finals. I think when a team gets into the last eight the feeling is you are [competing] among the best but anything can happen."

In team news, midfielder Paul Pogba is a doubt after missing the 2-1 victory over Liverpool. Whilst the quartet of Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo Daley Blind, and Ander Herrera will be absent through injury. Winger Anthony Martial could return to first-team contention after missing the last two games. 

Key Information

Location- Old Trafford, Manchester

Kick Off- 10:45 (Mecca)

Channel- HD11 

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Sevilla impressed in the first leg, and should of perhaps of been heading into the match at Old Trafford with a 1-0 lead had it not been for the goalkeeping heroics of David de Gea. Vincenzo Montella’s team are aiming to buck the alarming trend of never winning a Champions League match in England having drawn 1 and lost their last 3 encounters. 

In team news, Sevilla will be without Sebastien Corchia & Daniel Carrico for the Tuesday evening clash. Whilst former Man City man Jesus is unlikely to be fit in time as he recovers from a knock. 

The Spanish side will be looking for a vital away goal and will be likely set up to strike on the counter. Columbian striker Luis Muriel impressed in the first-leg and his pace is going to be crucial if Los Rojiblancos are to pull off a shock victory to seal their place in the quarter-finals. 

It certainly promises to be an interesting battle when Manchester United take on Sevilla for a place in the Champions League quarterfinals. You can watch all the action on beIN SPORTS CONNECT.