Barcelona’s January signings shone as a 4-2 win at Napoli booked their place in the Europa League last 16, while Rangers held off a Borussia Dortmund fightback to progress after a 2-2 draw in Glasgow.
Joan Laporta claimed Barcelona are “back as big players” but Thursday will mark another checkpoint in the club’s decline as they face Napoli in the knock-out stage of the Europa League.
Javi Martinez was Bayern Munich’s unlikely hero as the Spaniard came off the bench to head in an extra-time winner in the 2-1 Super Cup victory over Sevilla.
Manchester United attacker Bruno Fernandes has played down an on-field argument with defender Victor Lindelof after seeing his side crash out of the Europa League.
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire says “the best team lost” as the Red Devils bowed out of the Europa League 2-1 to Sevilla at the semi-final stage.
Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui predicts Manchester United have an “extraordinary” future but is adamant his team are deserving of their place in the Europa League final.
Luuk de Jong fired Sevilla into another Europa League final as the LaLiga side won 2-1 in Cologne to shatter Manchester United’s hopes of silverware.
Reaching semi-finals is “not good enough” for Manchester United, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is eager for the Red Devils to take the “next step” towards becoming an elite force again.
Bruno Fernandes converted a penalty in extra time to lift Manchester United past FC Copenhagen 1-0 and reach the semi-finals of the Europa League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would love to see Paul Pogba lift the Europa League trophy again with Manchester United after sensing the Frenchman is fully committed to the cause.