Netizen 24 GBR: Manchester United 0-0 Sevilla LIVE: Frustrating first half for Mourinho's men in tense Champions League clash

By On March 13, 2018

Manchester United 0-0 Sevilla LIVE: Frustrating first half for Mourinho's men in tense Champions League clash

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Manchester United will be hoping to continue their feel good factor by booking their place in Friday's Champions League quarter-final draw.

Jose Mourinho's men beat Liverpool 2-1 in the Premier League last weekend and must now beat La Liga side Sevilla to advance to the last eight of Europe's elite club competition.

But with the tie evenly poised at 0-0, will see plenty of drama in this decisive second leg?

The game is live on BT Sport 2 and also UK subscribers can live stream via their BT Sport player app.

But you can, of course, follow all the action as it happens at Old Trafford right here.

Man United XI: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Young; Matic, Fellaini; Sanchez, Lingard, Rashford; Lukaku

Sevilla XI: Rico; Mercado, Kjaer, Lenglet Escudero; N’Zonzi, Banega; Sarabia, Vazquez, Correa; Muriel

Key Events

  • Half-time: Man United 0-0 Sevilla
  • TEAM NEWS - Sevilla
  • TEAM NEWS - Pogba on the bench
  • How to solve a problem like Pogba?
  • Welcome!

No goals...again.

United have failed to score a first half goal in each of their four Champions League games this term.

Another slow start here.

Not good enough right now.

A few groans of discontent can be heard as the two teams make their way off the pitch, and it's no wonder why. United have been far from their best this evening, and they've struggled to cause too many problems for a Sevilla back lie that have barely been tested. They're certainly going to have to do much more after the break if they're to ever find a way in front.


Half-time: Man United 0-0 Sevilla

We are goalless at the break.

A pretty miserable first half all things considered.

United need to improve and be quicker, more penetrative in the final third.

One goal changes this game in a massive way.


45 minsminute by minute

Sanchez is dispossessed deep inside the United half of the pitch and the visitors quickly counter-attack through Banega. The Argentine brings Muriel into the move and sets up the striker to move the ball into the path of Correa inside the box, but his pass is poor and fails to find the winger.

45 minsSTATS

Overall Possession Ratio


43 minsminute by minute

Lingard and Rashford link up well over on the right flank as they easily get the better of three Sevilla players. Lingard then fires a low cross into the box and towards Fellaini, but Lenglet is there to knock the ball behind for a corner that's easily cleared.

41 minsminute by minute

Fellaini does well to win back possession for United before sending the ball over to Young. The full-back's cross fails to penetrate the penalty area but bounces back to Fellaini, who unleashes a thumping shot that's well blocked by Banega.

39 minsminute by minute

Rashford embarks on a brilliant run as he skips down the left flank and into the visitors' penalty area. He then tries to pi ck out Fellaini in front of goal, but the referee eventually awards a throw-in to Sevilla before United can make the attacking move count.

37 minsminute by minute

Great chance for Fellaini! The Belgian out-muscles Vazquez and quickly charges towards the Sevilla box. He plays a one-two with Sanchez and shoots, but Rico deals with it well at the near post.

35 minsminute by minute

Correa is dispossessed by Valencia as he cuts inside from the left wing, but the ball rolls back to Banega. The Argentine is left in too much space by the United midfielders and is able to get a shot away, but, luckily for the hosts, it's poorly hit and sails wide.

33 minsminute by minute

A decent Lingard cross flies over to the right-hand side of the Sevilla penalty area and picks out Fellaini. The midfielder rises high and nods the ball down towards Lukaku, but Lenglet is there to beat the striker to it.

Unite d's needs

They need more urgency about their play United.

And they need more bravery.

Too often Romelu Lukaky is being asked to deal with the ball with no-one anywhere near him.

He’s been feeding off scraps since the opening minute.

Sevilla are the far more progressive of the two right now.

31 minsminute by minute

A bit of space opens up for Lingard out wide and allows him to dart down the right wing. He takes on Lenglet and goes down after tangling with the defender, but the referee waves away his protests for a free-kick and allows play to continue.

29 minsminute by minute

Rashford picks up the ball midway inside the visitors' half of the pitch and quickly sends a looping cross towards the marauding Lukaku. It looks as if it's going to find the striker on the edge of the box, but he's put off by Lenglet and can't quite latch onto the ball.

Vincenzo Montella looks increasingly like former Sevilla boss Unai Emery.

He won three European trophies with Sevilla.

Maybe the Italian is hoping it will rub off?

Disco's view

30 minsSTATS

Overall Possession Ratio


27 minsminute by minute

Muriel goes close! Sloppy play by United gifts Sevilla with a great opportunity to counter-attack. Muriel breaks into the box and unleashes a shot, and it's one that bounces a couple of yards wi de of the far post.

One word to describe the display so far?


Perhaps “Fellaini” would also apply.

26 minsminute by minute

Sanchez whips a decent cross over to the far post, where Rashford tries to latch onto the ball but loses out to Escudero, resulting in a corner. The set-piece fails to result in a chance on goal, as the linesman's flag is quickly raised for offside as United try to nod the ball back into the box after it's initially half cleared.

24 minsminute by minute

Lingard makes a quick run into the Sevilla penalty area and tries to latch onto a through-ball from Sanchez, but Kjaer is comfortably able to read the danger and deal with it.

22 minsminute by minute

Sevilla are p resented with another good chance to break forward after United lose possession, but Muriel is unable to control the ball with his back to goal and easily loses out to Smalling.

20 minsminute by minute

Vazquez is presented with the ball just outside of the hosts' penalty area and is in a decent position to pick out a black shirt inside the box, but his attempted pass is poor and brings a promising attacking move to a disappointing end.

20' gone

Anxiety going around Old Trafford right now.

Jose Mourinho wanted a fast start.

He certainly hasn’t got it.

18 minsminute by minu te

Mercado gets himself into a good position over on the right wing, where he swings a looping cross into the United box. He can't quite pick out a team-mate, though, as De Gea comfortably deals with the danger.

16 minsminute by minute

Banega is left in far too much space deep inside the United half of the pitch, allowing him to spin and work the ball over to Vazquez. The Italy international quickly shoots, but there's too much power behind the strike and it fails to trouble De Gea.

The best chances have been for the away side so far.

They’ve really grown into this.

But, just like the first leg they’ve misfired thus far.

Correa, Banega and Vazquez have all had wayward efforts.

14 minsminute by minute

Almost a costly mistake by Bailly! A terrible pass from the defender can only find a black shirt, allowing Sevilla to quickly counter-attack. Correa picks out Muriel and sets up the striker to shoot from 20 yards out, but the effort is a poor one and sails high over the crossbar.

15 minsSTATS

Overall Possession Ratio


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