Marcus Rashford’s swerving strike from distance earned Manchester United a 1-0 win at Actual Betis on Thursday and passage to the Europa League quarter-finals with a 5-1 combination triumph.
The Purple Devils and their counterparts from Andalucia performed out an entertaining recreation at a energetic Benito Villamarin stadium, with residence followers believing for some time they might mount a comeback, regardless of their three-goal deficit.
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Joaquin hit the submit for Betis and Juanmi spurned two clear possibilities for the hosts as they began nicely.
Nonetheless Rashford’s sensible aim early within the second half quelled that concept and United noticed the sport out comfortably as Betis’ vitality ranges dipped.
Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag handed 21-year-old winger Facundo Pellistri his first begin for the membership in sun-washed Seville, after some vibrant cameos from the bench.
The Uruguayan teen was immediately concerned on a vibrant show, overcooking a cross from the fitting as United regarded to place the sport out of Betis’s attain right away.
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Wout Weghorst flung himself at a nook, flicked on by Casemiro, nevertheless it was too far for him to achieve.
The hosts hit again, sending Juanmi by means of on aim, however the former Southampton ahead dragged his shot extensive of David de Gea’s far submit.
Betis got here even nearer by means of 41-year-old veteran Joaquin, who crashed a drive from distance off the submit.
United didn’t produce a shot on the right track within the first half however took the lead early within the second, by means of Rashford’s thunderbolt.
The ahead, in outstanding kind this season, missed two nice possibilities after the break however swiftly made amends with a vicious shot from exterior the world which flew previous Rui Silva and into the underside nook.
It was Rashford’s sixth aim of the match and his twenty seventh throughout all competitions this season, in 43 appearances.
FULL EUROPA LEAGUE ROUND OF 16 RESULTS
Freiburg 0-2 Juventus (Juventus wins 3-0 on combination)
Feyenoord 7-1 Shakhtar Donetsk (Feyenoord wins 8-1 on combination)
Actual Betis 0-1 Manchester United (Manchester United wins 5-1 on combination)
Fenerbache 1-0 Sevilla (Sevilla wins 2-1 on combination)
Ferencvaros vs Bayer Leverkusen
Actual Sociedad vs Roma
Union Saint-Gilloise vs Union Berlin
Arsenal vs Sporting