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Europa League Last-16 Draw Reveals Fate for Man Utd and Arsenal

Europa League Last-16 Draw Reveals Fate for Man Utd and Arsenal

Manchester United’s Europa League knockout match against Barcelona was won by Erik ten Hag’s squad on Thursday night, with goals from Brazilian teammates Fred and Antony.

Europa League Last-16 Draw Reveals Fate for Man Utd and Arsenal. Manchester United will face Real Betis, while Arsenal will face Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League quarterfinals.

The Red Devils defeated Barcelona in their knockout play-off over two legs, drawing 2-2 with Xavi’s squad at Camp Nou before coming from behind to win 2-1 on Thursday night at Old Trafford.

Robert Lewandowski scored from the penalty spot after Bruno Fernandes was ruled to have fouled Alejandro Balde inside the penalty area. After a stumbling run, the Poland international fired past David de Gea, who nearly blocked the shot with his hand.

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In the second half, rik ten Hag repositioned Marcus Rashford to the center of the field and introduced Antony, a high-priced summer acquisition from Ajax.

And the response was instantaneous, with Fred delivering the performance of his life and equalizing for the Red Devils before Antony sealed the victory 15 minutes later.

After defeating Barcelona, Ten Hag remarked, “It was a wonderful evening.” “I believe it is fantastic when you can defeat Barcelona, which is eight points ahead of Real Madrid in La Liga, and we have seen Real Madrid play this week.

“We are capable of defeating the top teams, as we have demonstrated by defeating City, Arsenal, and Liverpool. I believe this team can accomplish a great deal if we do the right things if we follow the rules if we adhere to the principles and if we demonstrate discipline and team spirit.

“You need a strategy to build this, but you also need results to achieve this level of conviction. When you beat Barcelona, one of the best teams in Europe at the moment, your confidence can be extremely high, as I believe you are then capable of defeating any opponent.”

Arsenal had already secured a spot in the round of 16 and learned on Friday that they will now face Sporting Lisbon over two legs.

Man United must travel to Spain once more to face Real Betis.

Europa League last-16 draw in full

Union Berlin vs Union SG

Sevilla vs Fenerbache

Juventus vs Freiburg

Bayer Leverkusen vs Ferencvaros

Sporting Lisbon vs Arsenal

Manchester United vs Real Betis

Roma vs Real Sociedad

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Feyenoord