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Man United advance into Europa League final despite Roma defeat


Manchester United have qualified for the final of the 2020/21 Europa League on Thursday night despite 3-2 defeat to Italian side, Roma.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men placed themselves in a good position with a 6-2 thumping in the first leg at Old Trafford last Thursday making it difficult for Rome to reach the final.

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Edinson Cavani made matters worse for the home side when he gave United a 1-0 lead in the 39th minute. A counter-attack from the Red Devils ended up with Fred feeding his fellow South American who smashed in from 20-yards.

Roma,  however, refused to go down without a fight as former Manchester City star, Edin Dzeko equalised in the 57th minute before adding a second three minutes as the hosts took the lead.

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United leveled after Bruno Fernandes spinned a brilliant cross into the Roma box, leaving Cavani to bury in a header from 8-yards to make it 2-2.

Roma would have the last laugh late in the game as N.Zalewski netted the winner with a volley that deflected off Alex Teles before going through David De Gea’s legs into the net.

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United will face Villareal in the final after securing an 8-5 victory on aggregate after two legs.