Manchester United silence Paris Saint-Germain and dump the French side out of the Champions League thanks to a 3-1 come back win in France. The encounter ended 3-3 on aggregate after United already lost 2-0 from the first leg at Old Trafford but they eventually qualified on away goal rule.
Romelu Lukaku scored twice in the opening 20 minutes capitalizing on defensive errors on both occasions to give United a 2-1 lead into the break. It was going to be United’s night as a penalty was awarded during the stoppage time of the second half thanks to the VAR and Marcus Rashford converted without error.
United are the first side in the history of Champions League to qualify for the next round after losing the first leg at home by two or more goals.
PSG have now been eliminated in the last 16 in each of their last three Champions League campaigns.
Lukaku opened the scores after just 111 seconds, United’s fastest Champions League goal since Wayne Rooney’s 63 seconds goal against Bayern Munich in 2010.
Only Manchester City (15) have won more game than Manchester United (14) in all competitions among club’s in Europe’s top five leagues since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over at the club.
Mason Greenwood is now the youngest player to play for United in the Champions League at age 17 years and 156 days, breaking Gerard Pique’s record of 17 years and 310 days.
FC Porto defeated AS Roma by 3-1 to qualify for the Quarter final of the Champions League. The match ended 2-1 in favour of Porto after 90 mins with aggregate being 3-3 due to Roma’s first leg advantage of 2-1. They however had to proceed into extra time to determine the winner and Porto scored a dying minute goal through a Alex Telles’ penalty to proceed.
Results in full…
FC Porto 3-1 Roma
Paris Saint-Germain 1-3 Manchester United
Matches continue today with the following Europa League round-of-16 fixtures…
Dinamo Zagreb Vs Benfica 6:55pm
Eintracht Frankfurt Vs Inter 6:55pm
Rennes Vs Arsenal 6:55pm
Sevilla Vs Slavia Prague 6:55pm
Zenit St. Petersburg Vs Villarreal 6:55pm
Chelsea Vs Dynamo Kyiv 9:00pm
Napoli Vs Salzburg 9:00pm
Valencia Vs FC Krasnodar 9:00pm
All time is in GMT+1…
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has insisted he has confidence about his future at the club and he has already started preparations for pre-season.
Real Madrid are reportedly eyeing Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as their potential No. 1 target to replace Santiago Solari at the club.
In other news however, their are claims that the Santiago Bernabeu side want to re-assign Jose Mourinho as the club’s manager in the summer. It was also reported that they made contact with Zinedine Zidane to take over the club again as their manager. It remains to be seen where the reports lead to.
Another report has stated that Jurgen Klopp will not be accepting any offer from Real Madrid.
RB Leipzig are interested in Chelsea star Tammy Abraham who is on loan at Aston Villa with the German side lining up a £20m for him.
Antonio Conte may reportedly be on his way back to take over at Juventus and it has been revealed Chelsea still have a lot of millions to pay him as compensation.
According to reports, Gareth Bale could lose in his salary up to £70m if he leaves Real Madrid in the summer.
Everton will not be tempted to sell defender Mason Holgate in the summer despite speculations linking him to a permanent move to West Brom.
Discussions over Rafa Benitez’s future at Newcastle will hold immediately their Premier League survival is secured.
Barcelona are still interested in Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt and they will try everything possible to sign him.
Liverpool are ready to go all out to sign RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner.
Juventus are ready to appoint their former boss Antonio Conte with Andrea Pirlo as his assistant if they want to replace Massimiliano Allegri who wants to leave.
Borussia Dortmund have revealed they will like to sign more young English players in the future after the success of signing Jadon Sancho.
Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko who is on loan at AC Milan has revealed he is unsure over his future after his loan at the Italian side this summer.
Football pundit Gary Neville has claimed that Man United’s victory over PSG will certainly give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the job at the club.
AC Milan has set the price tag of captain Alessio Romagnoli at £51.5m.
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos is ready to leave the club and join Manchester City.
Bayern Munich have joined the likes of Borussia Dortmund in the pursuit of Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.
Tottenham have identified Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha as a long-term replacement for Hugo Lloris.
That would be all for today, have a wonderful day ahead.