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Champions League: Jadon Sancho meets for the first time – Manchester United in the round of 16

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Jadon Sancho meets for the first time – Manchester United in the round of 16

Champions League - Group F - Villarreal v Manchester United

It took a long time: Jadon Sancho celebrates his first goal for Manchester United


Manchester United have moved into the Champions League round of 16 with a new coach. The English won at Villarreal FC. Chelsea FC is also one round further. Barcelona, ​​on the other hand, are facing the end.

Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo led Manchester United to the last 16 of the Champions League. The Portuguese scored the opening goal (78th) in the 2-0 (0-0) at Europa League winners FC Villarreal.

It was the sixth goal in the fifth group game for the Champions League record scorer. Former Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho scored in the final minute with his premier goal for United for the final score (90th).

Villarreal CF v Manchester United: Group F - UEFA Champions League

Joy about the round of 16: Cristiano Ronaldo hugs goal scorer Jadon Sancho

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In the second game of the group, the Young Boys Bern and Atalanta Bergamo separated after a turbulent final phase 3: 3 (1: 1).

Chelsea are also in the round of 16. The Londoners won the top game in Group H against the already qualified Juventus Turin 4-0 (1-0). Trevoh Chalobah (25th minute), Reece James (56th), Callum Hudson-Odoi (58th) and substitute Timo Werner (90th + 5) scored the goals for coach Thomas Tuchel’s team. The German international Antonio Rüdiger was involved in the creation of three goals.

Barcelona and Xavi must tremble

Meanwhile, FC Barcelona is also struggling under new coach Xavi Hernandez. After the narrow 1-0 draw in the city derby against Espanyol at the weekend, the Catalans couldn’t get past a goalless draw against Benfica Lisbon. With that, Barcelona, ​​two points before Lisbon, still have to tremble to get ahead. On the final day of the preliminary round, Barcelona will face FC Bayern Munich away from home, while Benfica will face the bottom line Dynamo Kiev at home.

FC Salzburg also missed early qualification for the round of 16. At OSC Lille, the team of coach Matthias Jaissle lost 1-0 (0-1) and is now one point behind the French in second place in Group G. In the group final, it is against Sevilla FC, which in turn is one point behind Salzburg lies.

Carrick’s bill fizzles out

Manchester made a disappointing appearance for a long time in the first game after coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was eliminated. Interim trainer Michael Carrick had called out Donny van de Beek instead of Bruno Fernandes from the beginning in the Estadio de la Ceramica, which was sold out for the first time since the beginning of the corona pandemic, but the Dutchman could not justify his commitment.

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Manchester United have long shown a largely uninspired performance. The few good chances of the game initially had Villarreal. But Manchester’s goalkeeper David de Gea made two strong rescues against Manu Trigueros (27th, 59th). When Fernandes came on for van de Beek (66th), the game turned.

It remains to be seen who will succeed Solskjaer. PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino did not want to explicitly address the rumors of a possible move from Paris Saint-Germain to the English record champions. “I am not a child. I’ve been in football all my life. I know what is happening. The rumors are there and we have to live with them, ”said the Argentine the day before PSG’s Champions League game against Manchester City. He is 100 percent focused on his club. “I’m happy at PSG,” said Pochettino.


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