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UCL Tuesday Rewind: Sevilla edges Man United, Roma eliminates Shakhtar

After not being able to find the back of the net in the first leg in Spain, Sevilla made sure to make their offensive chances count on Tuesday.

The La Liga side used a pair of goals from substitute Wissam Ben Yedder to down Manchester United 2-1 in their second leg matchup at Old Trafford. Ben Yedder who came on after 72 minutes, opened scoring two minutes later from a right-footed finish.

The French striker doubled his tally in the 78th-minute heading home Joaquin Correa’s cross into the bottom-right corner. David de Gea got a hand on the effort but could not keep it from nestling in the back of the net.

Ben Yedder now has 17 goals this season in all competitions, including eight in the Champions League.

Romelu Lukaku’s left-footed volley after 84 minutes gave United a chance for a comeback, but their efforts fell short. De Gea made four saves in the defeat, while Sergio Rico made a pair of saves in the win.

Manchester United have failed to make it past the Round of 16 since 2013/14.


Following their first leg defeat in Ukraine, AS Roma used a 1-0 second leg win at the Olimpico on Tuesday to advance into the quarterfinals.

Edin Dzeko scored the lone goal of the match, poking home a right-footed effort into the bottom-right corner in the 52nd-minute. It was the Bosnian’s 16th goal of the season in all competitions.

Shakhtar’s Ivan Ordets was sent off after 79 minutes after a foul on Dzeko. Even at 10-men, Shakhtar failed to record a shot on goal eventually falling out of the competition.

Roma and Sevilla join Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Real Madrid in the quarterfinals.

The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second legs conclude on Wednesday as Barcelona face Chelsea at home, while Bayern Munich travel to Besiktas.


  1. Man U will definitely have to make some changes for next season. Sevilla was the weakest team to make it out of the Group Stage into the round of 16. In the Spanish 1st Division, they have a negative -6 goal differential. This has to be one of the worst home losses ever suffered by Man U. If you were to take all 8 matches played in the Champions League this season, and look as the first 3 vs the last 5, with about the same level of competition in all, you can see that something has gone drastically wrong with Man U. My personal take on it is that there is a lack of synergy with this team.


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