|Manchester United players celebrate after beating PSG|
Manchester United silence Paris Saint-Germain and dump the French side out of the Champions League thanks to a 3-1 come back win in France.
The encounter ended 3-3 on aggregate after United already lost 2-0 from the first leg at Old Trafford but they eventually qualified on away goal rule.
Romelu Lukaku scored twice in the opening 20 minutes capitalizing on defensive errors on both occasions to give United a 2-1 lead into the break. It was going to be United’s night as a penalty was awarded during the stoppage time of the second half thanks to the VAR and Marcus Rashford converted without error.
United are the first side in the history of Champions League to qualify for the next round after losing the first leg at home by two or more goals.
PSG have now been eliminated in the last 16 in each of their last three Champions League campaigns.
Lukaku opened the scores after just 111 seconds, United’s fastest Champions League goal since Wayne Rooney’s 63 seconds goal against Bayern Munich in 2010.
Only Manchester City (15) have won more game than Manchester United (14) in all competitions among club’s in Europe’s top five leagues since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over at the club.
Mason Greenwood is now the youngest player to play for United in the Champions League at age 17 years and 156 days, breaking Gerard Pique’s record of 17 years and 310 days.
|Alex Telles wins it for FC Porto|
FC Porto defeated AS Roma by 3-1 to qualify for the Quarter final of the Champions League. The match ended 2-1 in favour of Porto after 90 mins with aggregate being 3-3 due to Roma’s first leg advantage of 2-1. They however had to proceed into extra time to determine the winner and Porto scored a dying minute goal through a Alex Telles’ penalty to proceed.
Results in full…
FC Porto 3-1 Roma
Paris Saint-Germain 1-3 Manchester United
Matches continue today with the following Europa League round-of-16 fixtures…
Dinamo Zagreb Vs Benfica 6:55pm
Eintracht Frankfurt Vs Inter 6:55pm
Rennes Vs Arsenal 6:55pm
Sevilla Vs Slavia Prague 6:55pm
Zenit St. Petersburg Vs Villarreal 6:55pm
Chelsea Vs Dynamo Kyiv 9:00pm
Napoli Vs Salzburg 9:00pm
Valencia Vs FC Krasnodar 9:00pm
All time is in GMT+1…