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Rashford Stunner Hands Man Utd Advantage In Europa Semi-Final

Europa League Report: Celta Vigo v Manchester United 04 May 2017

By SL International - May 04, 2017 10:57 PM

Europa League 

Result: Celta Vigo 0-1 Manchester United

Date: 04 May 2017

Venue: Balaídos

Marcus Rashford's superb second-half free-kick was enough to hand Manchester United a 1-0 win over Celta Vigo in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League semi-final.

Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini returned to the Red Devils line up, while Chris Smalling was fit enough to make the bench.

It was Celta who carved out the first chance after 10 minutes as Daniel Waas managed to head wide of the upright from close range.

United nearly broke the deadlock in the 19th minute as Rashford cut inside and curled a fine effort towards goal, but Alvarez produced a superb save to deny the striker.

Alvarez came to Celta's rescue once again in the 35th minute as he produced a good save to deny Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a one-on-one situation.

Despite all the pressure from the Red Devils, the score remained goalless as the sides entered the halftime break.

The home side went close to breaking the deadlock in the 58th minute but Sergio Romero produced a finger-tip to keep out Pione Sisto's long range effort.

United eventually broke the deadlock in the 67th minute through Marcus Rashford, who curled home a sublime free-kick from 25-yards out.

Jose Mourinho opted for a double change in the 77th minute as Mkhitaryan and Rashford made way for Ashley Young and Anthony Martial.

The La Liga outfit pushed for an equalising goal in the closing stages while Mourinho threw on Smalling to shut up shop.

Nonetheless, the score remained 1-0 to the Red Devils at the full-time whistle, as they head back to Old Trafford with a vital away goal.

Other semi-final result:

Ajax Amsterdam have one foot in the final after they thumped Olympique Lyon in their first leg tie on Wednesday evening.


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KingKMS Joined: 17 Mar 2012
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KingKMS May 06, 2017 03:12 PM
@MOKOKOTLO you are stuck between a rock and a hard place. How could you support both Liverpool and Manchester United at the same time?
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hlengwd85 May 06, 2017 09:52 AM
Rising star
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Thapza@K4l May 05, 2017 12:06 PM
Rashford future looks bright...keep it up boy
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MOKOKOTLO May 05, 2017 11:08 AM
at last my wish is promising to be true, man u and liverpool playing in the big cup
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Ant_55 May 05, 2017 10:51 AM
Top talent Rashford. Just polish the finishing ntwana. At 19 your numbers aren't bad. You will become a top marksman no doubt. Great attitude too.
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Mpho Poster May 05, 2017 10:30 AM
It was not an easy game however an important win
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monxo_khosi May 05, 2017 09:44 AM
@SiyaVToni Come on, yes I agree it wasn't a good flowing game from Man U, but they still were the better side on the night
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Veedoo May 05, 2017 08:54 AM
Even if we play boring football i don't care as long as we are winning to play in th final
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Veedoo May 05, 2017 08:51 AM
That away goal is very important we just shouldn't concede at home
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zille leo messi May 05, 2017 07:59 AM
mou knws hw to win trophy thanks rashford
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lulikho May 05, 2017 07:55 AM
Well done Man United...
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langutanithom@gmail.com May 05, 2017 07:19 AM
Man United truly changed from exciting kind of football to the so called boring. Yes, they created lot of chances but still fail to convert only to wait for Rushford's free kick which I believe Vigo keeper should have done better.
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aphington-WA-RI-KHOSI May 05, 2017 07:14 AM
kip on goin united
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Realydoctor10 May 05, 2017 07:05 AM
Man united is my best team
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khayaracaza@gmail.com May 05, 2017 07:04 AM
Man united plays a most boring football ever, there's no creativity
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Tsheedee May 05, 2017 06:41 AM
bend it like Rashford
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avuyisile141 May 05, 2017 06:32 AM
Away gaol , good Well done rashford
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Thula-Bucs May 05, 2017 06:32 AM
Some players don't deserve 2 play 4 Man-U in this Current squad
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senzeny May 05, 2017 06:06 AM
This boy is really coming through
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Nyoninyoni May 05, 2017 05:58 AM
wish zlatan was here

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