RB Leipzig vs Man United: Red Devils out of Champions League

RB Leipzig vs Man United: Red Devils out of Champions League

- RB Leipzig vs Man United's Champions League clash ended in favour of the German club

- Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba tried rescuing the Red Devils in the second half but it was too late

- They will now continue their campaign in Europa in the Europa League for the rest of the season

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Two quick second-half goals from Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba were not enough to rescue Manchester United from crashing out of the UEFA Champions League championship.

The Red Devils suffered a 3-2 defeat at the Red Bull Arena in spite of their efforts in turning the results around but it appeared they woke up too late in the encounter.

Angelino got the home team started after firing an unstoppable shot from close range into David De Gea's goalpost in the second minute of the game.

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The 23-year-old ran into United's danger zone having spotted Marcel Sabitzer making an attacking run from the right flank before delivering a superb pass into the 18-yard box.

None of the Red Devils players was able to clear the imminent danger until the defender made contact with the ball and unleashed a thunder to give his side the lead.

Leipzig doubled their lead in the 13th minute through a stunning volley from Amadou Haidara on the right side of the box.

Angelino, who grabbed the opening goal barely 120 seconds into the match created the assist after sending a precise and accurate cross from the outside left and it found the 22-year-old who wasted no time before lashing it into the left corner of the post.

The home team continued mounting pressure on their guests as they found the back of the net the third time in the 30th minute but VAR came to the rescue of the English club as the first half ended two goals up for the hosts.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men came into the second half but not with much focus and purpose as they continued trailing their hosts.

The Premier League club was careless enough to allow Justin Kluivert to register his name on the scores sheet in the 69th minute from a loose cross that could not be stopped by the visitors.

But, the Red Devils managed to reduce their deficit on the dot of 80 minutes after Bruno Fernandes sent the goalkeeper the wrong way from the penalty spot.

RB Leipzig vs Man United: Red Devils out of Champions League
Bruno Fernandes sent the goalkeeper the wrong way from a penalty spot. Image: @manchesterunited
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Mason Greenwood won the kick after being fouled in the 18-yard box and the referee pointed to the spot.

Two minutes later Paul Pogba boosted his side's morale after scoring from a Fernandes corner kick to further cut their hosts' lead by another goal.

However, they could not complete the comeback as the game ended 3-2 in favour of the German club while they have now been relegated to Thursday night football for the rest of the season.

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The 33-year-old has spent his entire senior career at the Nou Camp and could walk out of the team at the end of this season.

As it stands, it is unsure where the future of the six-time Ballon d'Or winner lies with Manchester City, Paris Saint Germain, and a few other clubs showing interest in him.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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