Goals: Manchester United – Sevilla – Played on 04/13/ 2023
In the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals, Sevilla managed to come back from a two-goal deficit and secure an exciting 2-2 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Spanish team’s goals came from Thirrell Malacia’s own goal in the 84th minute and a last-minute header from Youssef Al-Nusairi, which bounced off Harry Maguire’s face and into the net.
Manchester United Dominates the First Half
Despite Sevilla’s strong defense, Manchester United dominated the first half, with Marcel Sabitzer scoring twice in the 14th and 21st minutes, thanks to assists from Bruno Fernandez and Anthony Martial. Manchester United had several other chances to score, but Sevilla’s goalkeeper, Bono, made several impressive saves to keep his team in the game.
Sevilla’s Struggle in the First Half
In the second half, Sevilla came out with more intensity and aggression, determined to narrow the gap. Ivan Rakitic and Suso both had attempts at goal, but their shots were off-target. However, Sevilla’s persistence paid off in the 84th minute when Malacia scored an own goal, giving Sevilla some hope for a draw.
Sevilla Attempts a Comeback in the Second Half
In another match in the same round, German team Bayer Leverkusen drew 1-1 with their Belgian guests, Union Saint-Gilloise. Victor Bonfas scored the first goal for the Belgian team in the 51st minute, but Florian Fritz equalized for Bayer Leverkusen in the 82nd minute.
A Dramatic Last-Minute Equalizer
With only minutes left in the game, Sevilla continued to push forward, looking for an equalizer. Their efforts paid off when Al-Nusairi scored a header that bounced off Harry Maguire’s face and into the net, securing a dramatic last-minute equalizer for Sevilla. The Spanish team celebrated wildly, knowing that they had managed to salvage a result from a difficult game.
Bayer Leverkusen and Union Saint-Gilloise Draw
In another match in the same round, German team Bayer Leverkusen drew 1-1 with their Belgian guests, Union Saint-Gilloise. Victor Bonfas scored the first goal for the Belgian team in the 51st minute, but Florian Fritz equalized for Bayer Leverkusen in the 82nd minute. The game was evenly matched, with both teams having several chances to score, but ultimately, neither team could secure a win.
Sevilla’s impressive comeback against Manchester United sets up an exciting second leg in the Europa League quarter-finals. The Spanish team will be looking to build on their momentum and secure a win at home, while Manchester United will be hoping to bounce back and book their place in the semi-finals.