A week after their landslide victory in the first leg (6-2), Manchester United lost a small goal on AS Roma’s pitch this Thursday evening in the semi-final second leg of the Europa League (3-2 ). The Red Devils will face Villarreal on May 26 in the final.
Of this rich European week, it was not the match with the biggest stake … Because he had crushed Roma last week in the semi-final first leg of the Europa League (6-2), Manchester United had almost in hand his ticket for Gdansk, on May 26th. It is now a certainty.
Even if he was scared on the hour mark, when AS Roma took the lead on the scoreboard and had several huge chances in the wake, the English club let the storm pass and took advantage of his safety mattress, ensuring a short defeat (3-2). He will therefore compete for the title against Villarreal in a few weeks.
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Another double for Cavani
If Roma, no doubt piqued in their pride after the spanking of Old Trafford, generally dominated the first half, it was United who opened the scoring before the break, thanks to Cavani, already decisive in the first leg with his two goals and two assists. After missing two big chances at the start of the match, notably by finding the bar, the Uruguayan took advantage of a pass from Fred to send a missile from the right from outside the area, and shake the nets (1- 0, 39e).
And then, therefore, United pretended to maintain the suspense. He saw Dzeko equalize with a header at close range (1-1, 57th), Cristante put in a second immediately with a sudden long shot (2-1, 60th), and De Gea pull out a very nice double stop in front Dzeko then Pedro (61st), before coming out with great success on an attempt by Mkhitaryan (62nd). But the “Romatada” did not take place.
If the Louve finally obtained his victory in the dying minutes, on a CSC of Telles (3-2, 83rd), United had already cooled, with a jewel of Bruno Fernandes pass on the head … of the Matador, again (2-2, 68th). Cavani, Tuchel, Silva, Emery … Former Parisians are always hungry.