UEL: Man United Edges Past Barcelona, Advances To Round of 16

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Manchester United recorded a 2-1 victory over La Liga leaders, Barcelona Thursday night in the second leg of their Europa League knockout round playoff.

The win ensures that the Red Devils advance to the last-16 stage of the competition courtesy of a 4-3 aggregate success after coming from a goal down at the Old Trafford.

The breathless Europa League knockout play-off clash was delicately poised following a 2-2 draw at Camp Nou last week, and it seemed the Spanish giants have a long evening in front of a passionate ground but striker Robert Lewandoki conveted from the penalty spot.


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Man United levelled the scores early in the second period through Fred, though, before Antony came up with the winner in the 73rd minute, as the 20-time English champions won 2-1 on the night.

The victory will be remembered with their 1984 and 2008 second-leg Old Trafford triumphs against Barca and sets Ten Hag’s men up nicely for Sunday’s shot at Carabao Cup glory against Newcastle at Wembley.

The draws for the round of 16 stage o the competition will hold on Friday at 12pm Nigerian time.

Manchester United will avoid English sides like Arsenal in the round of 16 when the draws are conducted at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon.

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