Champions League: Manchester United Knocked out as Sanchez once again failed to live up to the billing at Old Trafford since joining from Arsenal


Manchester United joins Tottenham as the second English club to exit from the Champions League after a 2-1 defeat at home to Spanish side, Sevilla. Terrific scenes for the visiting team in the last 15 minutes of a game at Old Trafford, when Sevilla clinched a place in the last eight of the Champions League. Many say, and many are right by saying – United put on one of their worst performances this season. The hero in England was once again, Wissam Ben Yedder, who put two past the Devil’s savior, David de Gea. As said in the preview of the match – the away goal counts as gold. Jose got it completely wrong this time – it took his side 173 minutes to score a goal over both legs. Unstandable to sit back and soak up pressure at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, but to not go all-out attack at Old Trafford, was punished dearly by Vincenzo Montella’s men.





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Wissam Ben Yedder's game by numbers vs. Man United:

22 minutes
39 touches
5 (83%) passes completed
5 shots
3 shots on target
2 goals

The difference.

Manchester 1-2 Sevilla recap

The game started with chances going both ways and United allowing Sevilla too much time on the ball. The first half remained scoreless with the best chance coming just before the halftime break, when Marouane Fellaini forced a save out of goalkeeper, Sergio Rico.
Besides that, the game was pretty tasteless – with the home side’s fans not too pleased with the performance on display. Rightfully so after what went down in the exact same place three days ago – when the Mancs beat their bitter rivals, Liverpool. 
The second half started much like the previous half and the first leg, with no real penetration on either side of the pitch. It took quite a while for a goal to be scored, but a winner was needed, and a winner we got.




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Man United 1-2 Sevilla FT:

Shots: 16-20
Pass accuracy: 78%-81%
Chances created: 11-16
Possession: 51%-49%

Two goals in four minutes for Wissam Ben Yedder give Sevilla their first ever Champions League win in England.

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