Manchester, United Kingdom, 11 March 2021 (AFP) – Milan pulled off a valuable draw in extra-time (1-1) in their trip to Manchester United this Thursday in the first leg of the Europa League round of 16.
A header from Bosnian Raud Kruenik from a corner followed by a header from Denmark’s Simon Kager (90 + 2) left everything at Old Trafford, rewarding the efforts of the Lombard team.
The result left a bitter taste for United, after being in advantage for almost the entire second half, following a goal from 18-year-old Ivorian Amad Diallo, who entered the game around the break. He took the lead in the 50th minute with a cross from Portugal’s Bruno Fernandes.
Milan quickly canceled out two goals early in the game, first due to an interception by Portuguese Rafael Layo (in the 5th minute) and then in the first shot by Ivorian Frank Casey (12), a touch of hand after VAR review. Was. Last move.
The Italians were unable to open the scoring in ‘Theater of Dreams’ and United played a leading role.
Harry Maguire gave a serious warning of 38, with a ball on the post, when he felt that everything was in his favor for the first score of the game.
At the start of the second half, the young Diallo’s goal in the 50th minute put the ‘Red Devils’ ahead.
Casey (58) and Cricon (64) had two of the Lombards’ best chances, but the Serie A runner-up was not rewarded until the final breath, with Czar aiming (90 + 2).
The 16-round game between these two giants of European football will take place in Milan’s San Siro next Thursday.
– Ajax and Villareal win – In other matches of the day, Ajax beat the Young Boys 3–0 at home, and Villarreal defeated Dynamo Kiev (2–0), taking a major step toward the quarter-finals.
Both will enter the fray in a very favorable position to play the game back next week.
The Dutchman Ajax was guarding against the Swiss Young Boys, when he was one of the 16th-round surprises by removing German Bayer Leverkusen.
But the match was decided in the second half at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, with extra time (90 + 2) goals from Davy Klassen (min 62), Serbian Dusan Tadic (82) and Brian Broby.
In Villarreal’s case, his victory was as a visitor, 2 to 0 in the Ukrainian cold against another traditional team, Dynamo Kiev, in the Contino competitions.
The Yellow Submarine hit the net with two goals from his defenders Pau Torres (30) and Raoul Albiol (52), with striker Gerard Moreno.
In another game, Slavia de Prague and Glasgow Rangers finished 1–1, opening the clash before the return match in Scotland.
Swede Philipp Helander for the Rangers of Sweden drew for the Rangers, neutralizing the previous advantage that they had won for Slavia in the 36th minute.
– Europa League first leg results 16:
Manchester United (ING) – Milan (ITA) 1 – 1
Slavia Prague (CZE) – Glasgow Rangers (SCO) 1 – 1
Dynamo Kiev (UCR) – Villarreal (ESP) 0 – 2
Ajax (HOL) – Young Boys (SUI) 3 – 0
Grenada (ESP) – Molde (NOR)
Tottenham (ING) – Zagreb Dynamo (CRO)
Olympiakas (GRE) – Arsenal (ING)
Roma (ITA) – Shakhtar (UCR)
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