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Sevilla beat Manchester United to reach the Europa League semi-finals

MADRID, April 20 (Xinhua) — Six-time UEFA Europa League winners Sevilla reached the semi-finals of the tournament with a 3-0 home victory over Manchester United on Thursday night.

Morocco striker Youssef En Nesiri scored twice as Sevilla won the two games 5-2 on aggregate.

The high press favored by coach José Luis Mendiriva, who had recently arrived at Sevilla, was evident in their opening goal just eight minutes later.

David De Gea delivered a terrifying pass to Harry Maguire from the penalty area and the three Sevilla players swarmed around the defenders. Eric Lamela got the ball and sent it to En Nesiri who scored from 10 meters out.

Manchester United barely reacted to Sevilla’s attack in front of a packed home and Lucas Ocampos was unlucky to see a goal ruled out for offside just before half-time.

Marcus Rashford was brought in with Luke Shaw at the start of the second half, but the game was just getting started when Loic Vade doubled Sevilla’s lead with a loop header over De Gea’s outstretched arm. was.

Ocampos came close to a third but was held off by De Gea. On the other side, Casemiro and Christian Eriksen tried to pull his team’s goal back away.

However, En Nesiri sealed the win for Sevilla in the 81st minute after another poor pass from De Gea. The keeper made a straight pass to the striker, who scored his second goal of the night without a mistake, advancing his team to the last four. Sevilla beat Manchester United to reach the Europa League semi-finals

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