Sevilla dump ManU out of CL

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

SEVILLA REACHED The Cham­pi­ons League quar­ter-fi­nals for the first time af­ter beat­ing Manch­ester United 2-1 yes­ter­day thanks to two sec­ond-half goals from sub­sti­tute Wis­sam Ben Yed­der.

The French striker scored in the 74th minute – two min­utes af­ter com­ing on – with a low shot from 12 me­tres and then sent in a header off a cor­ner that United goal­keeper David De Gea could only parry into his own net in the 78th.

That left United 2-0 be­hind on ag­gre­gate and need­ing three goals to ad­vance. Romelu Lukaku pulled one back from close range in the 84th but a late rally couldn’t pre­vent United slip­ping out of the com­pe­ti­tion.

Ben Yed­der, a for­mer fut­sal player for France, moved onto eight goals in this sea­son’s com­pe­ti­tion and he missed a chance for a hat­trick as United’s de­fence fell apart in the lat­ter stages.

Sevilla last reached the fi­nal eight of the com­pe­ti­tion in 1958, when it was called the Euro­pean Cup, and join fel­low Span­ish team Real Madrid in Fri­day’s draw.

In yes­ter­day’s other game in the com­pe­ti­tion, Ital­ian club AS Roma ad­vanced af­ter beat­ing Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 in Rome to qual­ify on away goals af­ter their 1-2 de­feat in the first leg.

Manch­ester United’s Romelu Lukaku re­acts af­ter miss­ing a chance on goal dur­ing the Cham­pi­ons League round of 16 sec­ond-leg match be­tween Manch­ester United and Sevilla at Old Traf­ford in Manch­ester, Eng­land, yes­ter­day. Sevilla won 2-1.

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