Manchester United took a two-goal lead against Sevilla in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final at Old Trafford.
United scored 45 minutes, scoring twice through Marcel Sabitzer.
However, a weak and weak second half saw Sevilla score two goals in eight minutes to set up a thriller in Spain next week.
United had 55% possession to Sevilla’s 45%.
The Red Devils scored 12 shots, five of which were on target. In contrast, Sevilla attempted 13 shots and only 3 were on target, including two late goals.
Eric Ten Haag’s men completed 431 passes with a success rate of 79 percent. Los Nervienses completed 343 passes with 76 percent passing accuracy.
Alongside injuries to Rafael Varane and Lisandro Martinez, Bruno Fernandes will be suspended for the second leg at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuan Stadium seven days later.
Fernandez had to avoid a booking but was deemed to have been mishandled by the referee and went into the book.
Fernandez had 59 touchdowns to his name. He struck out an impressive five batters.
The Portuguese star completed a number of dribbles during his time on the field, completing three long shots.
The United player won two tackles and made a key pass. Fernandez produced a fantastic assist for United’s opener.
Bruno Fernandes’ game numbers against Sevilla:
5 bats won in the field
3 long balls are completed
3 dribbles are completed
2 matches won
1 yellow card
1 key pass
He made 50 assists for Manchester United. 💫 pic.twitter.com/ul9ZSxxr5d
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In Fernandez’s absence, Erik ten Haag will have to find a way to fill the 28-year-old’s boots.
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