UEFA Europa League
Old Trafford, Manchester, England
87′ Bailly Sent off
87′ Roncaglia Sent off
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FT: The result meant that Manchester United progressed into their seventh major European competition Final and their first Europa League Final, where they will face Ajax, who defeated Lyon, who like Celta de Vigo, bowed out of the competition.
FT: Celta will be disappointed that they didn’t score a second goal. They created a number of good chances and deservedly drew level through Roncaglia, who was sent off. First Aspas tested Romero with a curling-effort before Guidetti fired just wide after Sisto teed the Swede up. Substitute Jozabed then fired an effort just wide before Guidetti headed wide from close-range after a fine cross from Mallo. Roncaglia then headed home the leveller on the night before getting sent off. Guidetti then spurned a late chance when he miscued his effort from close-range after substitute Beauvue’s pass.
FT: The hosts did well to hang-on late-on after conceding and having Bailly sent off. They created some good chances in the second-half with first Mkhitaryan denied by a fine save from Álvarez before Rashford had an effort smothered by the keeper. Fellaini then went close when his effort was palmed behind by Álvarez before Herrera had a goal disallowed after Pogba fouled Mallo, following Bailly’s dismissal. The only blip on United’s night will be the Bailly red card, whose indiscipline meant he will miss out on the Final.
FT: So Manchester United progress into the Europa League Final.
90’+5′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90’+5′ Chance!! Mallo’s cross-field pass falls to Beauvue, whose tees up Guidetti, who miscues his effort from close-range.
90’+4′ Fellaini is caught offside.
90’+4′ Rooney wins a freekick.
Disallowed goal!! Herrera fires the ball into the back of the net but the referee had already blown for a foul by Pogba on Mallo.
90’+1′ Cabral is booked for a foul on Fellaini.
90′ There will be six additional minutes.
88′ Final United change sees Rashford replaced by Chris Smalling.
87′ Dismissal!! Roncaglia is sent off for his reaction, striking Bailly in the face.
87′ Dismissal!! Bailly is sent off for striking the face of Guidetti.
85′ Second United change sees Wayne Rooney replace Lingard.
85′ Goal!! The corner is taken short to Bongonda, whose delivery is headed home by Roncaglia.
84′ Jozabed’s corner is cleared behind by Pogba for another corner.
84′ Darmian concedes a corner.
81′ The delivery is cleared.
81′ Herrera concedes a corner.
80′ Herrera is booked for a foul on Beauvue.
79′ The corner is dealt with by the visitors.
79′ Final Celta de Vigo change sees Sisto replaced by Claudio Beauvue.
78′ Cabral concedes a corner.
77′ First Manchester United change sees Michael Carrick replace Mkhitaryan.
74′ Chance!! Mallo sends a teasing delivery into the path of Guidetti, who somehow heads the ball wide from close-range.
73′ Jozabed’s delivery is eventually cleared before Guidetti is penalised for a foul on Darmian.
72′ Blind concedes a corner.
71′ Mkhitaryan is penalised for a foul on Hernández.
70′ Close!! Jozabed fires an effort just wide from-range.
69′ The delivery comes to nothing as Lingard is penalised for a foul on Álvarez.
68′ Close!! Fellaini fires an effort at-goal that Álvarez palms behind at his near-post.
67′ Second Celta de Vigo change sees Radoja replaced by Théo Bongonda.
65′ Aspas is booked for dissent.
63′ Chance!! Rashford drives into the area before firing an effort at-goal that Álvarez smothers.
60′ Mallo is penalised for a foul on Pogba.
59′ Play resumes.
58′ Slight delay in the match as Mkhitaryan is down with an injury.
57′ Chance!! Mallo’s cross is chested down by Sisto, who tees up Guidetti, who fires the ball just wide.
56′ Aspas wins a freekick after a foul from Darmian.
54′ Chance!! Aspas surges forward before curling an effort that Romero saves with ease.
54′ Fellaini is penalised for a foul on Hernández.
52′ Guidetti is penalised for a foul on Blind.
49′ Valencia is penalised for a foul on Sisto.
48′ The corner is cleared.
48′ Close!! Mkhitaryan fires a ferocious effort from-range that Álvarez brilliantly palms behind through a crowd of bodies, following a freekick.
47′ Rashford wins a freekick after a foul from Roncaglia.
47′ Hernández is penalised for a foul on Fellaini.
45′ Mallo does well to fire a teasing delivery across the face of goal that Romero palms away to safety.
45′ Celta de Vigo get the second-half underway.
45′ During the interval Celta de Vigo make their first change with Wass replaced by Jozabed.
HT: So will Manchester United add to their tally and hold onto their lead or will Celta produce a surprise comeback? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: The visitors have created a number of good chances and have gone close on a few occasions. First Aspas cut-inside to fire a powerful effort that Romero palmed over the bar before a long-range strike from Hernández tested Romero, who tipped the strike over the bar. Sisto then curled an effort at-goal that Romer saved well before Wass headed wide after a teasing cross from Sisto. Guidetti then had a chance from a corner but his header was tame and straightforward for Romero. The visitors need to be more clinical in front of goal as they won’t want to rue their missed opportunities against a side like Manchester United, who have looked a threat on the break. The Spaniards need two goals without reply to send them through.
HT: The hosts actually started relatively slower than their Spanish opponents, but have been clinical, finding the net with their only clear-cut chance when Fellaini headed home from a fine Rashford cross-field pass. The hosts have looked relatively nervous in defence and will need to prevent the visitors from scoring to deny any hope of a comeback. The hosts do have a commanding-lead and are now just 45 minutes away from a first Europa League Final.
HT: So Manchester United lead at the break and have a two-goal aggregate lead.
45′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
44′ Lingard is caught offside.
44′ Chance!! The delivery is met by Guidetti but his header is tame and the ball falls kindly to Romero.
43′ Mallo wins a corner.
42′ Rashford is caught offside.
41′ Chance!! Sisto sends a terrific delivery into the path of Wass, who meets the ball with a header that flashes just wide.
39′ Sisto fires an effort wide from-range.
39′ Close!! Sisto curls an effort at-goal from the edge of the area that Romero does well to hold onto.
37′ Pogba is penalised for a foul on Hernández.
36′ Pogba fires an effort over the bar from the edge of the area.
35′ Aspas is penalised for a foul on Blind.
31′ Blind is booked for a studs-up challenge on Hernández.
31′ Fellaini wins a freekick.
29′ Roncaglia is penalised for a foul on Fellaini.
28′ Wass fires the freekick harmlessly wide.
27′ The corner is taken short before Sisto wins a freekick after a foul from Pogba.
26′ Close!! Hernández fires an effort from-range that Romero tips over the bar.
24′ Wass wins a freekick after a foul from Herrera.
23′ Fellaini is penalised for a foul on Hernández.
23′ Pogba fires an effort harmlessly off-target from-range.
21′ Blind’s corner is overhit and goes out for a goal-kick.
20′ Lingard fires an effort that deflects over the bar for a corner.
19′ Mkhitaryan fires an effort harmlessly off-target on an audacious volley.
17′ Goal!! Fellaini latches onto a fine cross-field pass from Rashford to head home past Álvarez, who gets beaten at his near-post.
15′ Pogba is penalised for a foul on Hernández.
14′ Mkhitaryan is caught offside.
10′ Guidetti is caught offside.
7′ Rashford is penalised for a foul on Roncaglia.
6′ Lingard wins a freekick.
5′ Herrera is penalised for a foul on Wass.
4′ Wass’ delivery is met by Cabral, who heads the ball over the bar.
4′ The corner is taken short before Valencia concedes another corner.
3′ Close!! Aspas cuts-inside to fire a powerful effort that Romero is forced to tip over the bar.
2′ Wass wins a freekick after a foul from Herrera.
0′ Manchester United get the game underway.
Manchester United F.C.: Sergio Romero (GK), Matteo Darmian, Daley Blind, Eric Bailly, Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marcus Rashford
Celta de Vigo: Sergio Álvarez (GK), Jonny, Facundo Roncaglia, Gustavo Cabral, Hugo Mallo, Pablo Hernández, Nemanja Radoja, Daniel Wass, Pione Sisto, John Guidetti, Iago Aspas