Fri | Dec 14, 2018

Sevilla dump ManU out of CL

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM
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.


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 hat-trick 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.