Manchester United – 1 – 0 1(2)
Celta Vigo – 0 – 1 1(1)
Double Red Card: Bailly & Roncaglia (86′)
Goal: Roncaglia (85′)
Goal: Fellaini (17′)
Pogba Being Pogba:
Earlier in the week, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho called Thursday’s Europa League semifinal “the most important match of our history.”
Old Trafford is the setting for Thursday’s leg, with United holding a one-goal lead in the tie. It’s a slim margin, especially against Celta Vigo, who have scored at least one goal in all six away fixtures in Europa League this season. In the round of 32, Celta lost their first leg to Shakhtar Donetsk only to win the return leg 2-0 to advance. For Celta Vigo, winning Europa League would be the first European title in club history.
After a nine-game European scoring drought, United youngster Marcus Rashford has now scored in back-to-back fixtures. He’s risen from a luxury to a ncessity within the club, as injuries have ravaged United over the last month. Antonio Valencia missed a weekend clash with Arsenal, but trained with the team during the week and should be available for Thursday.
Neither Manchester United nor Celta Vigo have ever won Europa League. In the other semifinal, Ajax lead Lyon 4-1 after one leg. The Europa League final will be held in Solna, Sweden on May 24.
Kickoff is at 3:05 p.m. Eastern and will air on Fox Sports 1. Keep this page refreshed after kickoff for the latest updates.
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