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Europa League: Man United Beat Barca 2-1 To Reach Last 16

Manchester United on Thursday booked a place in the Europa League last 16 after knocking out Barcelona in second-half comeback.

The superb display from Brazilian duo Fred and Antony, who came on as a half-time substitute, both drilled home low first-time shots.

It was a surprise victory for United because they were led Barcelona after Robert Lewandowski’s 18th-minute penalty from Bruno Fernandes’ foul on Alejandro Balde.

Relentless Red Devils refused to be intimidated, especially with their pace in the attacks, as Antony’s arrival for struggling forward Wout Weghost also made a difference.

Erik ten Hag’s side will face Newcastle in the EFL Cup final as they move on to Wembley, where they will look to collect their first silverware since 2017.

Meanwhile, the result for Barcelona has makes it the first time they will be eliminated from European competition without reaching the last 16 since 1998-1999.

With and 18-match unbeaten run, it was also Barcelona’s first defeat since October.


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