Europa League Quarter Finals: Manchester United squanders 2-goal lead in disappointing First leg

Manchester United endured a difficult night, as two late own goals from Malacia and captain, Harry Maguire, saw the Red Devils go from winning 2-0 to struggling to hold on to a draw in the first leg of their Europa League Quarter Finals clash against Sevilla.

Old Trafford was already in a celebratory mood, as Marcel Sabitzer’s first-half brace had kept them ahead in the game, until the 84th minute when Malacia put the ball past David de Gea and right into his own net. 

A 2-1 win would have been just fine, but things got worst in the added time, as Maguire conceded, yet another own goal to bring the visitors on leveled points. 

Aside from being their own greatest undoing of the night, United also lost defender, Lisandro Martinez, to what looked like a serious injury concern, this is after also substituting Varane due to an injury concern as well.

Erik Ten Hag’s men will head into the return leg of the fixture in Spain, without midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, who picked up a yellow and is suspended for the return tie, and Europa League title hopes that are hanging on a thin thread. 

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