Sevilla stun Manchester United to reach quarter-finals

Wissam Ben Yedder scored twice in quick succession to earn Sevilla a famous win against Manchester United and a place in the quarter-finals.

The tie remained goalless until deep into the second half of the second leg, Wissam Ben Yedder breaking the deadlock with a precise finish just two minutes after coming off the bench. The Sevilla substitute then squeezed a header past David de Gea and under the crossbar moments later to leave United with too much to do.

Though Romelu Lukaku pulled one back for the hosts to prompt a brief flurry of pressure, it was too late. De Gea denied Ben Yedder a hat-trick when clean through in added time but it did little to dampen Sevilla’s celebrations. They’d waited 60 years for this.

Ben Yedder will take the plaudits for his goals, but equally deserves credit for his attitude. Relegated to the bench, he has reacted superbly and really proved his worth tonight. What a dilemma for Vincenzo Montella now for the next round – can he overlook Ben Yedder again after this?

 

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