Sevilla sent the Red Devils crashing out of the Europa League thanks to an emphatic 3-0 win in during Sevilla vs Man United on Thursday’s quarterfinal second leg at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan to seal a 5-2 aggregate triumph.
Sevilla, who had been 2-0 down before a late fight back to level last week’s first leg, stunned the Premier League giants, who were again masters of their own downfall in an error-strewn performance.
Youssef En-Nesyri capitalised on a Harry Maguire mistake to go in front in the tie after eight minutes before Loic Bade headed in a corner two minutes into the second half.
Completing United’s misery, David de Gea badly miscontrolled a long ball as he ran out of his box to gift an open goal for En-Nesyri to put the result beyond doubt with nine minutes remaining.
Despite a poor domestic season that has led them to change manager twice, the win continues Sevilla’s remarkable history in the competition, having won six Europa League titles and four in the last nine seasons. They will now face Juventus in the semifinals.
Manchester United face Brighton in the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday; Sevilla host Villarreal on Sunday in La Liga.
Sevilla vs Man United: Match Summary
Inside the opening ten minutes of action, however, the tone for the evening – a less than positive one from a United perspective – was set.
This came upon a calamitous mix-up between David de Gea and Harry Maguire opening the door for Youssef En-Nesyri to put Sevilla in front both on the night, and in the tie.
The Spaniards continued to dominate as proceedings wore on, with only the narrowest of offside calls having prevented Lucas Ocampos from making it two.
Just minutes into the 2nd-half of Sevilla vs Man United, however, Sevilla did double their advantage.
Loic Bade proved the man on target this time round, nodding a looping header beyond David de Gea and in at the far post.
And there was still time for José Mendilibar’s men to add a third, as yet another David de Gea mistake – highlighting the Spaniard’s struggles with the ball at his feet once again – allowed En-Nesyri to slot home into an empty net.
This, in turn, is how things remained through the full-time whistle in Andalusia, as Sevilla sent a lacklustre Manchester United packing from the Europa League, to book their spot in the competition’s semi-finals.
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