Manchester United vs Sevilla summary: score, goals and highlights | Europa League 2022/23
Manchester United vs Sevilla: as it happened
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Sevilla have won six out of eight European knockout ties against English opposition; can they make it seven in nine? United have knocked two Spanish teams out of the Europa League so far this season; can they make it three? We'll find out in seven days' time.
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United make UEL history with quickfire own goals
United's two own goals came just eight minutes and four seconds apart.
Per Spanish soccer stats guru Mister Chip, a pair of own goals so close together has never previously happened in the Europa League.
United throw away two-goal lead in Europe for first time since 2011
According to Opta, tonight's draw at Old Trafford is the first time in 12 years that Manchester United have had a two-goal in a European game and did not win it.
Substitute Youssef En-Nesyri (right) leaps highest to score Sevilla's equaliser, which deflected in off Harry Maguire (left).
(Photo: Darren Staples / AFP)
All on the second leg in Seville
Sevilla's fightback in Manchester really does set us up for a mouthwatering second leg at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán.
That clash in Seville will be this time next week, on Thursday 20 April, with kick-off also at 3pm ET.
Tables turned for Sevilla
In LaLiga a few days ago, it was Sevilla who were on the end of a late comeback, the Andalusians chucking away a 2-0 lead when they conceded in the 89th and 93rd minutes at home to Celta Vigo.
Now, having netted twice at the death at Old Trafford, the six-time Europa League winners have put themselves in a very, very good position to dump Manchester United out of continental competition for the third time in six years.
The Spaniards are still yet to lose to United: their record against the Red Devils reads: P4 W2 D2 L0.
(Photo: DARREN STAPLES / AFP)
All the UEL final scores
Elsewhere in the Europa League tonight, Federico Gatti’s late goal has given Juventus a 1-0 first-leg win over Sporting. The winners of that tie, remember, will be facing either Manchester United or Sevilla.
In the other 3pm kick-off, Bayer Leverkusen and Union SG drew 1-1 in Germany, Florian Wirtz cancelling out Victor Boniface’s opener for the Belgians.
In the one early kick-off, Feyenoord beat Roma 1-0 thanks to Mats Wieffer’s goal early in the second half.
Peeep peeep peeeep! If anyone put money on a 2-2 draw about quarter of an hour ago, I suspect their wallet is now significantly heavier.
United were easing to a comfy first-leg win - but two late own goals later, it's all square heading into next week's second leg in Seville.
To make matters worse for United, they appear to have lost Lisandro Martínez to a bad injury.
Could Sevilla nick a winner? Papu is released into crossing space on the left, and Wan-Bissaka has to get back quickly to deflect the Argentine's ball out for a corner.
The corner is delivered deep to the back stick, where Ocampos gets his head to it - but can't direct it goalwards.
Ah, hold on. That En-Nesyri goal will go down as a Maguire own goal, I think. The striker's header deflected off the defender on its way past De Gea and into the net.
Ten minutes ago, United were cruising to a 2-0 first-leg win. Football, eh.
Goal! Manchester United 2-2 Sevilla - En-Nesyri levels!
This is quite incredible. Sevilla are pinning United back, and now they're level!
A cross is whipped over from the right, and En-Nesyri rises highest to head past De Gea and into the corner!
For Sevilla, Papu Gómez is on for Montiel. Around 10 minutes or so ago, I neglected to tell you, Youssef En-Nesyri came on for Lamela.
Six minutes of time added on at Old Trafford.
In what had seemed like the most comfortable of first legs for United, the hosts are suddenly hanging on for the win.
Suso tries his luck with a pot shot that De Gea has to look alive to parry. A moment later, Pellistri brings Acuña down in the left-hand channel, earning himself a yellow card and Sevilla a dangerous free-kick.
Oh dear, this doesn't look good at all for Lisandro Martínez. He suddenly falls to the clutching the back of his lower leg, and the reaction of the Sevilla players around him tells us this may be serious - possibly a snapped Achilles tendon.
Martínez is carried off the field and is in tears. Let's hope it's not as bad as it initially appears.
United can't make any more substitutions, so they're down to 10 men.
Goal! Manchester United 2-1 Sevilla - a huge goal for the visitors!
It's sloppy in the extreme from Malacia. When Fernando lifts a diagonal ball from left to right to Navas' run to the back stick. Malacia is far too casual.
He allows Navas to get to the ball ahead of him, and turn it off the Dutchman and into the net, past De Gea at the near post.
With just a few minutes remaining in this first leg, Sevilla are right back in the tie!
Straight away, Pellistri cuts the ball back from the right-hand byline to Sabitzer. He helps it on to Weghorst, who lays it back to Malacia in acres of space on the penalty spot.
It's a fine chance for United to add a third, but Malacia takes far too long to get the ball under control. When he finally does, he has a gaggle of white shirts on top of him, and his shot is blocked.
Antony is replaced, with Facundo Pellistri given a late run-out.
Acuña dispossess Antony, giving Sevilla a chance to break. He works it inside to Suso, who tries to play the ball out to Navas on the right... but misplaces his pass. It runs out for a throw-in, and, to make things worse, Navas hurts himself stretching for it. He looks like he'll be OK, though.
Elanga skips past Montiel on the left, and appears to catch the defender on his way past him. Montiel is left down in a heap as United's attack continues regardless. Finally, Malacia curls a left-wing cross towards Weghorst at the far post, but the Dutchman can't reach it. Sevilla aren't 100% impressed that play went on while was Montiel on the deck.
Suso is straight into the action on the right wing, getting the ball out of his feet and whipping a dangerous, inswinging ball over to the back stick. Ocampos is waiting, but the ball doesn't make it through to the Argentine. United clear it.
Sevilla replace Nianzou with Suso - a change that means Gudelj will step back into central defence.
Unless my ears were deceiving me, United's fans gave Suso a charming welcome that involved a few choice referring to his past as a Liverpool player.
Acuña is booked after pulling Antony down as he sets off on a run down the right wing.
Weghorst catches Montiel with a late, shoulder-led challenge. The full-back is very unhappy about it - not the first time Weghorst has had a disagreement with an Argentine, of course.
Indeed, when the play stops a minute or so later, Montiel strides over to the Dutchman to reiterate his discontent.
Antony and Acuña tussle for the ball on the right, and just for a second, their tempers flare. There's a minor spot of pushing and shoving, but it's quickly nipped in the bud.
A moment later, Weghorst's first involvement in tonight's game is to charge down Bono's kick-out when the goalkeeper takes far too long to actually play the ball out from the back. The Dutchman blocks, but the ball flies behind, well away from Bono's vacant goalmouth.
United make a triple change, replacing Sancho, Fernandes and Martial are off, with Christian Eriksen, Anthony Elanga and Wout Weghorst on.
Antony hits the corner of post and bar!
It's a very, very similar move to the shot he flashed wide at the start of the half. This time, he cuts inside and gets his strike closer to his target - Bono's right-hand top corner - but not quite close enough. The ball rebounds off the woodwork, and 2-0 it remains.
Sancho slips as he controls on the left wing, and gifts Sevilla a chance to break quickly into United's final third. The visitors work it right to Montiel, but his ball in to the box is cleared.
United counter, and...
From Navas' right-wing cross, Gudelj tries to get Sevilla back into this tie with an acrobatic overhead kick, but succeeds only in catching Casemiro in the face. The Serb is booked for his wayward boot.
United play it right to Antony, who scampers forward before switching the play to Fernandes. He clips an inswinging ball over to Martial at the back stick, but it's too close to Bono, who grabs hold.
Receiving the ball on the left, Sancho skips inside Fernando, advances towards the Sevilla box and takes on Montiel. The right-back steps in and gets a firm shoulder to Sancho, who immediately flops to the floor in search of a penalty. He doesn't get it.
Again Sevilla come, Rakitic attempting to thread a ball through the United defence and into Acuña's run into crossing space on the left of the box. Wan-Bissaka is alert to the danger, and does well to hold Acuña off and get the ball away.
Sevilla spend a good minute or so building up patiently just outside the United box, before Rakitic finally pings it wide to Navas on the right. He doesn't need a second invitation to fizz a ball into the six-yard area - where Ocampos is waiting at the near post. However, the cross bounces off the Argentine, and United can clear.
Almost right away, Antony very nearly curls in a third!
It's highly reminiscent of his goal in the first leg against Betis. Casemiro wins the ball back just inside the Sevilla half, before feeding it to his compatriot on the right-hand corner of the box. Antony cuts inside and curls it left-footed towards Bono's right-hand top corner... but the ball flashes just past the Moroccan's post!
Peeeeep! We're back underway in Manchester.
HT changes for both teams
The teams are coming back out at Old Trafford, where both teams are making changes.
For Sevilla, Jesús Navas is on for Óliver Torres. For hosts United, Raphaël Varane has tweaked something and will be replaced by club captain Harry Maguire.
A brace of braces for Sabitzer
Soccer stats specialists Opta note that tonight's brace for Marcel Sabitzer is the Austrian's second in Europe. He also scored two for RB Leipzig in a Champions League clash with Spurs three years ago.
UEL quarter-final scores around the grounds
Old Trafford has seen the only goals so far in the 3pm kick-offs. It's still scoreless between Juventus and Sporting, and between Bayer Leverkusen and Union SG.
In the early last-eight game, Feyenoord edged out Roma thanks to Mats Wieffer's second-half strike.
Peeep peeep peeeep! After Sevilla come as close to scoring as at any point of the first half, that's half time. The Spaniards have been thoroughly second best; United have looked capable of scoring more than the two they have at the mo.
That's Sevilla's best chance of the half!
Ocampos wins a corner on the right, which is delivered at pace towards the near post. Nianzou connects with the ball and sends a powerful header on goal, which De Gea parries up into the air.
Varane then heads away from off the line.. and was being fouled in the process.
Martial is penalised for a shove on Marcao on the left side, giving Sevilla an opportunity to get a ball into the box.
Having taking it short, the visitors finally work it right to Montiel, whose delivery is far from being on point.
Two minutes of time added on at Old Trafford.
Now Bruno Fernandes goes into the book when he is penalised for a handball on the edge of the box, having blocked Gudelj's shot. That booking means Fernandes will miss the second leg.
That gives Sevilla a good free-kick chance in shooting territory, but Rakitic sends his strike over the bar.
In the end, Lamela gets away with just a yellow.
Lamela is booked for a nasty, studs-up challenge on Casemiro that catches the Brazilian in the knee. The United midfielder is in some pain, but is finally up and back on his feet.
It's such as nasty challenge, indeed, that it goes upstairs to see if it's worthy of a red card.
Sabitzer celebrates his first goal against Sevilla.
(Photo: Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith)
United are causing Sevilla so, so many problems in attack. Wan-Bissaka lays it off to Antony, who whips a ball over to the back post. Martial turns it back into the middle, where both Fernandes and Sabitzer try, but fail, to beat Bono from close range! Sabitzer was offside, it turns out.
A moment later, Martial strokes the ball back to Casemiro at the top of the box, where the Brazilian has acres of space to shoot. He connects cleanly with a left-footed strike, but it's blocked.
Right now, it looks like a matter of time before United score a third.
Casemiro finds Sancho in space on the left with a glorious, glorious cross-field pass. Having received the pass, Sancho takes a moment too long to decide what to do, however, and finally his shot from the edge of the box is comfortably blocked.
Lamela scampers towards the United box on the right, before cutting inside and looking to lay it off across the top of the box. Casemiro is alive to the Argentine's intentions, and steps in to intercept.
Sevilla make their first forward foray of note since going two down, working it left to Acuña. He lifts a ball into the box to Gudelj, who gets his head to it - but can only nod weakly wide.
Rakitic becomes the second Sevilla player to go into Mr Zwayer's book, after hauling down Sancho on the left wing.
That gives Fernandes a chance to clip a ball into the visiting box, but the Portuguese's delivery is hugely overhit, and drifts behind for a goal-kick.
And right away, United go in search of a third.
Antony is released into acres of space to stride towards the right-hand byline. He spots Sancho's run to the far post, and looks to find the Englishman with an outside-of-the-boot ball across the top of the six-yard box. Nianzou has to look alive to cut out the ball.
Goal! Manchester United 2-0 Sevilla - Sabitzer again!
Sevilla hadn't responded badly at all to going 1-0 down... but now they get hit on the break, and United are two to the good.
Martial leads the counter, sprinting into the Sevilla half before checking back and looking for a runner. He finds one in the shape of Sabitzer, who collects the Frenchman's through ball and finishes low past Bono.
United take charge of the tie!
Twice Sevilla cross, but twice it's blocked. First, Lamela feeds it right to Montiel to deliver, before Ocampos then tries his luck.
And at the other end...
At one end, Ocampos picks Malacia's pocket on the right wing. He bursts towards the United box and fizzes a ball across the area, but can't find a white shirt. A let-off for United.
At the other end, Antony slips it right to Sabitzer, whose deep cross almost drifts over Bono's head and into the far top corner. It flashes just past the woodwork and behind for a goal-kick.
Goal! Manchester United 1-0 Sevilla - Sabitzer scores!
First blood to Manchester United!
It's nice build-up play by United, who work it to Fernandes at the top of the box. He looks up and slips a dead-straight ball into the run of Sabitzer, who is suddenly in behind the Sevilla defence and in on Bono.
He thumps the ball past the Sevilla keeper, and - after a quick VAR check confirms he was onside - United lead!
That's more bright play from Antony, but he can't test Bono. Twisting and turning on the left-hand side of the box, he works a yard of space and shoots, but fires over!
Montiel is shown a yellow card, and will miss the second leg in Seville.
A Sevilla corner is played to the Argentine, who digs it from the edge of the box. His strike hits off Fernando's arm - free-kick to United. Montiel then picks up the ball and refuses to give it back to the hosts... and into the book he goes.
Rakitic stands over a Sevilla free-kick deep on the right wing, but his delivery is overhit, and flies over the United box and away from danger.
There's the first opening for Sevilla.
A long right-wing throw-in is headed weakly down to Nemanja Gudelj, who suddenly has space to shoot inside the United box. He slips as he pulls the trigger, though, and sends his effort high and well wide.
Again Antony is involved as United attack Sevilla at pace. The Brazilian skips down the right wing, before releasing Martial into space to cross. Nianzou is quickly across to deflect the Frenchman's ball out for a corner, which the away side deal with.
Right away, Manchester United have the ball in the net... but the flag is up, and correctly so.
United win the ball back inside the Sevilla half, and in the blink of an eye, Antony slips a through ball into Jadon Sancho's run in behind the visiting defence.
Sancho finishes past Bono, but replays show that he was indeed offside when he received Antony's pass.
Peeeeep! We're underway at Old Trafford!
Almost time to go in Old Trafford!
The teams are in the tunnel, where many of the players are having a good old handshake and backslap with members of their opposition. We're just under five minutes away from kick-off at Old Trafford.
A reminder of the teams:
Manchester United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martínez, Malacia, Casemiro, Sabitzer, Antony, Fernandes, Sancho and Martial.
Sevilla: Bono, Montiel, Nianzou, Marcao, Acuña, Fernando, Gudelj, Ocampos, Rakitic, Torres and Lamela.
Which players are on a yellow?
Three of tonight’s starters - two for United, one for Sevilla - are a booking away from missing next week’s second leg in Spain.
These are all the players who are teetering on the edge of a one-match ban:
Manchester United: Bruno Fernandes, Casemiro
Sevilla: Joan Jordán, Rafa Mir, Gonzalo Montiel
And if you're in the US and you're wondering how you can watch the game online or on TV, my colleague Fidel Rubio has you covered with all the info.
Tonight's referee in Manchester will be Germany's Felix Zwayer.
Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes (right), Casemiro (left) and Lisandro Martínez warm up at Old Trafford.
(Photo: REUTERS/Carl Recine)
What the coaches said: Mendilibar, Sevilla
European bow as coach:
“I can’t wait for it, and I’m desperate to get a good result out of it. We’re going to try to win the game. We respect our opponents, just as they respect us, I’m sure. We’re two steps away from a possible final, we know it’s a tie that lasts 180 minutes, but we’re just focused on winning the first leg for now. I’m not in a game like this just because I won the opportunity in a raffle.”
“They’re a top-quality side, but we have to focus on what we have to offer and look to compete with the weapons at our disposal. Sevilla have shown their ability to play these games. We can’t hedge our bets - we have to go out there and try to win the game, to get ourselves into the opposition box. If we just spend the whole time thinking about how good they are…"
Mendilibar making (major) European debut
Incidentally, José Luis Mendilibar oversaw his 450th Spanish top-flight match as coach on Friday - but the Sevilla boss has never taken charge of a game in a major European competition.
The 62-year-old’s only continental experience is an Intertoto Cup second round clash with Romanians Cluj in July 2005, during his brief spell as Athletic Club boss. The Basques lost that tie on penalties, after a 1-1 aggregate draw.
What the coaches said: Ten Hag, Man United
Sevilla's struggles this season:
“They have a big reputation winning the Europa League. They have won the Europa League more than all clubs in Europe. That's a magnificent record so we have to be aware of it because that's their target. We are 100 per cent motivated to go again. If we want to beat them, we have to play our best football and everyone has to deliver their best performance and if you don't do it, we have a problem. We are fully focused and fully prepared for this game."
“[Rashord will be out for] a few games […]. I can't give more details of it because we don't know it. We have to see how it develops, the injury. Of course it is a setback and he is disappointed about it but he is not totally broken because he knows he will return quickly. He is optimistic and he has started straightaway on his recovery and his rehab. That helps him to get back soon."
Overall, Sevilla have a really rather good record against clubs from England.
They have played eight European knock-out ties against English opposition - and have won six of them.
United second-best to Sevilla so far
This is the third time that Manchester United and Sevilla have been drawn together in Europe, with every meeting coming in the past six years. So far the Spaniards have very much had the upper hand.
In the 2017/18 Champions League last 16, a 0-0 opening-leg draw in Andalusia was followed by a famous triumph for Sevilla at Old Trafford, Wissam Ben Yedder’s two late goals earning the visitors a 2-1 win on the night, and on aggregate.
The teams then met again in the semi-finals of the 2019/20 Europa League - a campaign that brought the sixth of Sevilla’s trophy triumphs in the tournament.
In a one-off tie in Cologne - as part of a pared-down format enforced by the covid-19 pandemic - Sevilla were again 2-1 winners. Suso and Luuk de Jong got the goals for the Spaniards, who came from behind after Bruno Fernandes’ early penalty for United.
A man sells scarves as fans gather at Old Trafford for the Europa League clash between Manchester United and Sevilla.
(Photo: REUTERS/Carl Recine)
Martial to lead United line, several Sevilla changes
Erik ten Hag makes three changes to the United team that began the weekend win over Everton.
Raphaël Varane, Casemiro and Anthony Martial come back into the side, with Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford making way.
With Rashford already ruled out after he picked up a groin problem against Everton, McTominay was a late pull-out after the Scot missed United training on Wednesday.
In their absence of 28-goal Rashford, Martial will spearhead the hosts' attack.
As for Sevilla, José Luis Mendilibar has made as many as seven changes to the side that began the draw with Celta.
Bono, Gonzalo Montiel, Tanguy Nianzou, Marcao, Lucas Ocampos, Ivan Rakitic and Óliver Torres all come in for the Andalusians.
Sevilla team news
Sevilla's line-up has also been confirmed. The visitors have gone with: Bono, Montiel, Nianzou, Marcao, Acuña, Fernando, Gudelj, Ocampos, Rakitic, Torres and Lamela.
Manchester United team news
The Manchester United starting XI is in. It is... De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martínez, Malacia, Casemiro, Sabitzer, Antony, Fernandes, Sancho and Martial.
Sevilla add further Spanish flavour to United's UEL run
This is the fourth Europa League round in a row that Manchester United have come up against LaLiga opposition.
After a win and a defeat against Real Sociedad in the group stage, United ousted Barcelona in the knockout round playoffs, before downing Real Betis to seal their quarter-final spot.
So far, United's 1-0 Group E loss to La Real is the only time they’ve been beaten by a Spanish side this term - but one particular stat is sure to give United fans at least a minor case of the jitters.
That stat is this: United have been knocked out of Europe by LaLiga opposition in each of the last five seasons - a run that began with their Champions League last-16 exit to… Sevilla.
Rashford-less United host Sevilla after triumph over Toffees
United, meanwhile, come into today’s Europa League clash having won two on the bounce in the Premier League, in the process strengthening their grip on a top-four place.
Most recently, the Red Devils beat strugglers Everton 2-0 on Saturday, Scott McTominay and former Sevilla loanee Martial scoring the goals at Old Trafford.
The bad news for United was that Marcus Rashford limped off with a groin injury, and will not be involved today. The forward, who is the Europa League’s top scorer this season, is expected to miss “a few games”, Erik ten Hag says.
(Photo: Paul ELLIS / AFP)
As I say, Sevilla are having a bit of a 'mare in LaLiga this season.
They finished fourth in the Spanish top flight in each of the past three campaigns, but this term they currently find themselves 13th, and remain very much in danger of the drop. After, all, they’re just five points clear of the relegation zone.
Having sacked Jorge Sampaoli last month, the Andalusians are now on to their third coach of the season. Sampaoli was replaced by José Luis Mendilibar (above), who has led the side to a win and a draw in his first two league games in charge.
Mendilibar began with 2-0 win at fellow strugglers Cádiz, and came so close to making it two victories from two at home to Celta Vigo at the weekend. However, the hosts threw away a 2-0 lead at the death, as the Galicians fought back to snatch a 2-2 draw in Mendilibar’s bow at the Estadio Sánchez-Pizjuán.
(Photo: Action Images via Reuters/Ed Sykes)
In the hours leading up to kick-off at Old Trafford, Sevilla's travelling fans have been busy testing out their vocal chords in Manchester.
How did Sevilla make it through to the quarters?
As for Sevilla, who are having a rotten season in LaLiga, the Andalusians booked their Europa League last-eight spot with a narrow win over Fenerbahce.
The Spaniards were 2-0 winners in the first leg in Seville, thanks to goals by Joan Jordán and Erik Lamela.
As in the previous round against PSV, Sevilla then squeaked through despite defeat in the second leg on away from home. Enner Valencia’s first-half penalty gave the Turks a 1-0 victory in the return, so - in Jorge Sampaoli’s penultimate game as Sevilla boss - the visitors prevailed.
How did Man United get to the UEL quarter-finals?
For Manchester United, this quarter-final against Sevilla is their second straight Europa League tie against a club from Seville.
In the last 16, United secured a 5-1 aggregate win over Sevilla’s city rivals Real Betis.
In the first half of each leg, Erik ten Hag’s men actually found the going tougher than that scoreline might suggest. However, the 2017 Europa League winners were dominant after the break in both games - particularly at Old Trafford, where they scored three goals without reply to claim a 4-1 first-leg win.
That pretty much killed the tie then and there.
Juve or Sporting await the winners
Because the quarter-final and semi-final draws were held together last month, we already know which two clubs are Manchester United and Sevilla's possible last-four opponents.
Whoever emerges from this clash will face the winners of the quarter-final tie between Juventus and Sporting CP. The first leg of that is also being played today at 3pm ET - and we’ll be sure to keep you abreast of the latest developments in Turin.
Manchester United vs Sevilla: welcome!
Hello there! We have yet another Manchester United tie against Spanish opposition for you, as the Red Devils host six-time tournament winners Sevilla in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals.
Kick-off at Old Trafford is at 3pm ET - so just under two hours away.
Team news should be dropping at around 2pm ET.