AC Milan vs. Manchester United – Match Report – March 18, 2021


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AC Milan vs.  Manchester United - Match Report - March 18, 2021

(EFE) – Manchester United maintains its status as favorite in the Europa League, winner in Milan by 0-1 in the second leg of a tie that challenged it until the last moment and qualified for the quarterfinals for the goal at the start of the second time of Paul Pogba, definitive for his team.

Out of competition over the past month, the French midfielder’s comeback – also his debut this season in the Europa League – was resounding. In three minutes on the field, because he entered the intermission for Marcus Rashford, it was enough to clarify the direction of Manchester United, which until then was not defined at all.

Among other things, because the English team needed at least one goal to pass. And he did it through Paul Pogba and a few rebounds. Milan were not able to get the ball away from their area in a few attempts, United was not able to take advantage of it twice, until the ball fell to Pogba a meter from the goal, on the side. He stepped on it, looked and beat Donnarumma (0-1).

A relief for the group led by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who had suffered some offensive attempt by Milan in the first half and who were taking a more than valuable advantage in such a scenario. At least it guaranteed him extra time in the event of a tie. And for now, he was winning.

And won. Neither the entry of Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the last 25 minutes, with a header that touched 1-1 and saved Henderson, nor the offensive intentions of Milan nor their appearances in the opposite area altered a tense match and on the edge of extra time until the end. United are still in the race for the title.


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