Europa League: Real Betis 0-1 Manchester United – As it happened

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19:35 Full time: Real Betis 0-1 Manchester United. The Reds win the tie 5-1 on aggregate. We’re into the quarter-finals.

19:28 Nice to see United take complete control over a tie. Less than 5 minutes of normal time left to play.

19:23 Some of these Real Betis players are going over far too easy and adding an extra six rolls every time there’s contact.

19:21 Maguire has done well tonight. Another clearance from him at the back after intercepting a cross.

19:18 Just getting the job done at this rate.

19:12 United have been better since opening the scoring. I wouldn’t be surprised if we scored another before the full-time whistle.

19:10 Fernandes off, Elanga on.

19:07 Good to see United push for another goal.

19:06 United not given a corner despite the ball taking a deflection after Sancho’s shot on goal.

19:05 Pellistri has done well tonight. Always a threat.

19:01 Sabitzer and Sancho on, Fred and Rashford off.

19:00 Real Betis are throwing two up top.

18:59 Great strike from distance. Now you’d think Ten Hag would look to make some substitutions. Casemiro and Fernandes need to come off as they will miss the quarter-final first leg if they get a yellow card tonight.

18:57 What a goal! Rashford from distance, 1-0 (5-1)!

18:56 Rashford hasn’t brought his shooting boots to Seville.

18:55 Near post header from a corner beaten away from De Gea!

18:54 Rashford should score. Great save by the Real Betis goalkeeper.

18:53 De Gea off his line quickly again.

18:52 Rashford sends his shot over the bar.

18:51 United not having it easy, despite having a three-goal lead on aggregate. Real Betis have been decent.

18:50 Rashford beats his man before losing the ball inside the box.

18:47 United kick-off the second half.

{live, 18:33, Half-time: Real Betis 0(1)-0(4) Manchester United. The Reds came very close before the break. I’ll be back for the second half.}

18:32 United hit the post! Weghorst comes close.

18:26 Just about getting to half-time with a clean sheet now, with United trying to slow things down. Then it’s all or bust for Real Betis for 45 minutes.

18:25 Real Betis applying lots of pressure again.

18:20 Rashford upsetting Real Betis players for playing the whistle…

18:16 Important save from De Gea.

18:15 Pellistri was given a yellow card for a well-timed tackle. Studs not shown. Can’t believe that.

18:14 Pellistri booked. Extremely harsh decision from the referee.

18:10 Real Betis give away a corner.

18:09 Doesn’t look like either of these teams want to slow the pace of the game.

18:06 Must feel like the quickest first-half ever for those Real Betis fans.

18:04 False alarm. Looks like he wants to carry on.

18:03 Real Betis have a player down.

18:00 De Gea had to be quick off his line there.

17:58 United looking a bit stretched at the back.

17:56 Corner headed away.

17:56 Real Betis break forward again, in what has been an open game thus far. United need to be more organised at the back. It’s a good job Betis have no pace up front. They’ve just won a corner.

17:54 Real Betis miss huge opportunity. Wan-Bissaka not in the right position and it felt like I was watching Maguire run in slow-motion.

17:53 United corner finds Casemiro but Weghorst couldn’t get on the end of it.

17:51 Second time Pellistri has overhit a pass, although he is making some dangerous runs.

17:50 Fernandes gone down holding his shoulder. Good defending from the midfielder in United’s box. He’s be alright.

17:49 A lot of long balls early on – from both teams. United could do with taking control of the tempo here.

17:47 Nervousness as the ball gets played back to De Gea.

17:46 Pellistri involved straight away but his cross is a bit heavy.

17:45 Real Betis kick-off.

17:44 Harry Maguire has the captain’s armband. This might make headlines in some places…

17:35 10 minutes until kick-off. An early goal would kill any belief that remains in this Real Betis side. It will be interesting to see if we can start the game on the front foot.

17:30 17th start for Wout Weghorst. Hopefully he adds to his tally of goals…

17:25 This may seem harsh, I loved him during the 2007/08 season, but Owen Hargreaves always comes across as a bit of a try-hard. Is it just me?

17:23 The manager agrees. Speaking to BT Sport, Ten Hag said: “Pellisrti deseres it. He’s been training well.”

17:17 Four changes from the weekend. Harry Maguire, Tyrell Malacia, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Facundo Pellistri all come into the team. I’m looking forward to seeing what Pellistri can offer from the start since he is a player I believe deserves an opportunity.

17:13 Welcome all! Big night in the Europa League awaits as we fully expect Manchester United to book their place in the Europa League quarter-finals.

Our extensive coverage of Manchester United’s Europa League campaign continues with yet another big match. Join us as Manchester United take on Real Betis on Thursday evening. You can read all our live commentary below!

Manchester United face Real Betis in the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie. Erik ten Hag’s side hold a 4-1 aggregate lead over the Spanish club, with Marcus Rashford, Antony, Bruno Fernandes and Wout Weghorst all on target for the Reds in the first leg at Old Trafford.


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