Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the Europa League round of 16 second leg between Manchester United and Real Betis being played at the Estadio Benito Villamarín in Spain.
Manchester United completes the double over Real Betis with Rashford scoring in both the legs. The Red Devils the win the match 5-1 on aggregate as their European dream continues.
Some of the Betis fans are seen walking out of the stadium as the away fans keep on singing. Erik Ten Hag’s side, after the embarasssing 0-7 loss to Liverpool, continues to remain unbeaten.
The last time Man United played here (though a friendly), the match had ended 1-0 to Betis. Nearly three months later, United may just win this match with the same margin of victory.
Betis tries a late attack with Canales making a run along the right flank, he crosses for Juanmi, who receives the ball well but fails to find a proper second touch. Betis has found form in pockets tonight but it is United and Rashford that has found the net.
It has been a rather successful campaign in Europe for Man United managers who have won silverware after Sir Alex Ferguson. Mourinho won the Europa League in his first season while Ten Hag’s side is on its way into the quarterfinals now.
Real Betis trying quick small passes to build something in a match that is progessing to a clear drubbing across two legs for Pellegrini’s side. Meanwhile Maguire concedes a foul and Betis takes a quick free-kick.
Real Betis tries an attack on the counter with Canales passing the ball to JuanMiranda on his left. Miranda tries to cross the bal into the centre but Wan Bissaka intercepts with a block.
That was the last action for Bruno Fernandes in this match.
Bruno Fernandes starts a quick attack, plays a one-two with Pellistri but while he tries to get the ball back, Real Betis gets to him just after he touches the ball and the linesman raises the off-side flag.
The match still looks like a contest but the score on aggregate makes United seem ike the unassailable winner. The Red Devils remain in three competitions so far -- the FA Cup, Europa League and the Premier League, having won the Carabao Cup already, this month.
Rashford gets the ball from across the field from Casemiro. He looks at the goal and tries a shot from outside the box and finds the net!
Betis gets a corner kick and Perez sticks his head out to meet it on time. That ball was travelling! De Gea makes a brilliant reflecx save!
Man United attacks in the counter agains and Pellistri sets up Rashford for a key pass from the centre of the box. However, the Englishman fails to make the most of it with a poor shot in the circumstances which is saveseasily by Rui Silva.
Pellistri gets the ball into the box after a dribble past a Betis defender but another opponent intercepts to end his attack. In the follow-up, however, Fred gets the ball outside the box, who shoots off target.
Real Betis looks to continue its prusuit for a comeback as Ruibal gets a chance to score but his shot is well off-target.
Bruno takes the free-kick which, after a header by a Real Betis defender, falls for Pellistri. The youngster shoots, which is steered on target by Weghorst but the ball comes off the post.
Manchester United has started three of the four goal scorers in the first leg here at Seville. As the first-half looks to get over goalless, it will be interseting to see of TenHag introduces the fourth goal scorer, Antony, in the next half.
Casemiro wins a free-kick after collision with Carvalho.
De Ga takes the free-kick but Betis gets the ball back with Sabaly making a run up the pitch. He crosses for Perez but the final shot is blocked by Maguire.
Wan Bissaka beats his marker wih a lovely one-two along the right and darts into the midfield passing it to Fred. However, the Brazilian fails to capitalise on the attack as he loses control on the ball eventually.
Rashford receives a long ball from a narrowly off-side position just behind Pezzella. But what follows next is a scuffle after he refuses to return the ball after the falg was raised. The referee intervenes to calm things down.
Ruibal delivers a through ball into the final third and Juanmi gets to it. He tries to dink it over De Gea but fails. As De Gea makes his body bigger to deny a shot, Juanmi tries a header which ends up falling outside the net.
Facundo Pellistri fouls Guido Rodriguez after he loses control of the ball and the referee reaches into his pocked for a yellow card.
Pellegrini’s side makes an early substitution as Juan Miranda replaces Vinicius Abner.
Bruno Fernandes takes the corner kick but his right-footed curler is punched away by Rui Silva.
United tries another attack with Rahford carrying the ball along the left flank. He passes it to Malacia whose cross is cleared by Carvalho.
Casemiro sets up Rashford in front of Silva in the Betis penalty box and the England striker lands the aerial ball down th his shoulder, guiding it towards the net. Silva makes a save but the linesman raises his flag for offiside.
Bruno Fernandes tries a spectacular from distance with a shot from the midfield. But the ball flies off-target.
Man United has dominated play in the midfield with small passes among the red shirts. Rashford to Casemiro and finally the ball goes to Weghorst who passes for Wan-Bissaka in the Betis box. However, the hosts nip the attack in the bud.
Perez catches the United defence napping again and just before he could shoot, De Gea intercepts to kick the ball out of danger. The goalkeeper has been brilliant so far.
Betis gets another corner, this time on the left. Joaquin delivers a right-footed curler but the ball lands straight into De Gea’s gloves.
Sabaly makes a good run up the pitch, passes the ball to Joaquin who tries a shot on goal. But De Gea makes a timely save to deny a breakthrough for the home team as the fans get more raucous after the chance.
Perez sets up Juanmi as Betis attacks on the counter and the No. 7 beats his marker Maguire to shoot. However, the ball is inches off-target and United dodge a bullet there.
The last time Real Betis played a home game in a European competition, it was against Chelsea in November 2005. Betis had won the game 1-0.
Rahford decides to set up Pellistri with a through ball into the final third as the Uruguyan runs close to the keeper, but Silva gets to the ball first to end that attack.
Mistake from Casemiro sees Juanmi get the ball who threads a through ball for Ayoze Perez but the United back-line clears the ball out of danger.
Manchester United has started the match on the attack and is dominating possession. It tries a long ball early on, but it is overhit as the ball goes out of play for aBetis goal kick.
The Europa League round of 16 second leg is underway in Seville, between Manchester United and Real Betis. United starts from right to left while Betis is playing from the other end.
A packed stadium welcomes both the sides. United will play in its conventional red kit while Betis will start in green at home. The players take their position after the Europa League anthem.
Manchester United last played in this stadium in December last year, in a friendly while the FIFA World Cup 2022 was on in Qatar. Betis had won the match 1-0. Today, however, it will have to score at least three without conceding to stand a chance of a recovery.
Manchester United looks to complete a double over Betis as it warms up for the final time before the second leg kick-off.
(Each game) is always serious and we will play our best team.
Definitely, we have to put up a team that can adapt during the game. We know our opponent can, because they have really good players, they (can choose) a lot of variations. So we have to be aware of that and be ready to go and battle with them.
Last week we had a good result, but we have to (play) again - and we need our best players.
Manchester United beat the La Liga side 4-1 in the first leg and Antony scored a brilliant goal for the Red Devils at home. Watch the goal below:
Real Betis: Rui Silva (GK); Sabaly, Pezzella, Gonzalez, Abner; Carvalho, Rodriguez; Juanmi, Joaquin, Ruibal; Perez
Manchester United: De Gea (GK); Wan Bissaka, Maguire, Martinez, Malacia; Casemiro, Fred; B. Fernandes, Weghorst, Pellistri; Rashford
Manchester United endured a frustrating afternoon in the Premier League on Sunday with a 0-0 draw against bottom-placed Southampton marked by the expulsion of midfielder Casemiro.
The result was not what manager Erik ten Hag wanted after last week’s 7-0 drubbing by Liverpool in the league and was a disappointing follow-up to the scintillating 4-1 Europa League win over Real Betis in mid-week.
In the first leg, Ten Hag had responded by naming the same starting line-up and was rewarded with a return to form.
“You see how a team reacts after a setback,” said Ten Hag. “This is not the first time this season, I think you see five or six times we can reset and bounce back. This team has character so a big compliment to the team.”
Marcus Rashford smashed United into an early lead with his 26th goal of the season, but Betis levelled against the run of play when Ayoze Perez fired into the far corner.
It was two of United’s most fiercely criticised stars in recent days who made the difference after the break.
Antony curled a brilliant shot into the top corner before Bruno Fernandes, who Ten Hag named again as captain, headed in Luke Shaw’s corner.
“Bruno was brilliant today,” added Ten Hag. “He led the team from the first minute by his game in possession, making the rhythm of the game and scored a goal so I am happy.”
Wout Weghorst then netted just his second goal in 15 appearances for United by pouncing from close range six minutes from time.
When and where to watch Real Betis vs Manchester United Europa League clash?
The Europa League clash, Real Betis vs Manchester, will be played at the Estadio Benito Villamarín on March 16, 2023. The game is scheduled for 11:15 pm kick-off.
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The UEFA Europa League round of 16-clash between Real Betis and Manchester United will be live telecast on the Sony Ten Network.
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