MANCHESTER, UK, April 29, 2021 (AFP) – With a double and two assists from Edinson Cavani plus two goals from Bruno Fernandez, Manchester United thrashed Roma (6-2) at home this Thursday, in the league match. The semi-finals of the European League, a result that left the English team one foot in the final.
Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood closed the scoring and United became the first team to score six goals in the European semi-finals since Real Madrid in 1964.
In a mind-boggling match marked by three injury-related changes, including a Roma goalkeeper’s injury (Pau Lopez was knocked out for Antonio Merante), as well as a penalty for each side, United showed an advantage and very close. To compete for the final on May 26 in Gdansk, Poland.
“I’m very happy with the reaction,” Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said after the match. “In the second half, we performed well,” he added.
Solshire concluded, “We know that we have creative players, players who can create great opportunities, score goals. The goal is to place them in their positions.”
On the side of Rome, disappointment lingers. Paulo Fonseca, coach Paulo Fonseca said: “It is difficult to explain how the same team that did well in the first half was so bad in the second half. It’s difficult to play against United without substitutions, but in the second half we did everything wrong.” .
– A wonderful night in the “Matador” – Cannes Goals Festival. Bruno Fernandez scored (9 and 71 from a penalty kick), Cavani (48 and 64), Paul Pogba (75) and Mason Greenwood (86) for the “Red Devils”, while Lorenzo Pellegrini (15, from a penalty kick) and Eden Dzico (33). ) Make Roma, who advanced on the scoreboard (2-1).
On his big evening as a United player, the team he moved to this season, Cavani started his show by making a nice table with Fernandez so the Portuguese could open the scoring.
After two goals for Roma, “Matador” leveled, kicking the ball into the corner after a pass from Fernandez himself, who returned the previous gift.
In the 3-2 match, the Uruguayan took advantage of a rebound from goalkeeper Mirante after a shot by Aaron Wan-Bissaka created a brace for him after a group match from United.
Fernandez scored a 4-2 penalty kick after former Chris Smalling United’s foul on Cavani everywhere. The Portuguese scored his twentieth penalty in 21 attempts since signing with United midway through last season.
The relationship between Bruno Fernandez and Cavani continued, but it was Pogba who scored the fifth goal with a header after a cross from the Portuguese.
Greenwood finally concluded the scoring with a cross after a cross from Cavani. The Uruguayan ended his big night with two goals, two assists and a penalty kick.
In the other semi-final held on Thursday, Villarreal beat Arsenal 2-1 at home (after winning 2-0 and another player) in a match that ended with each side being sent off.
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