Machester United made a shock exit from this year’s Champions League as Wissam Ben Yedder struck twice in four second-half minutes to send Sevilla into the quarter-finals for the first time in 60 years with a stunning 2-1 win at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
The Spaniards progressed by the same score on aggregate after a goalless first-leg draw. The visitors were deserving winners as they controlled the game throughout but had to wait for Ben Yedder’s introduction as a substitute to add a clinical finish.
In the other Champions League match of the night, Edin Dzeko’s second-half goal decided the tie in Roma’s favour, while Shakhtar Donetsk also had Ivan Ordets sent off. This was a game of very few chances and tight margins.
AS Roma got the goal it needed to keep its Champions League run alive. Edin Dzeko’s second-half goal delivered the goods, with Roma beating Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 on the day to force a 2-2 aggregate draw, going through to the quarterfinals via the away goal tiebreaker.
Cengiz Under’s away goal from the opening leg loomed large, even though Facundo Ferreyra and Fred struck in the second half to tilt the balance to Shakhtar after the first leg.