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Real Betis vs Man United result and highlights as Marcus Rashford seals Europa League quarterfinal spot

Manchester United cruised into the Europa League quarterfinals thanks to a 1-0 Round of 16 second leg win at Real Betis.

Erik ten Hag’s visitors took to the pitch at the Estadio Benito Villamarin with a 4-1 first leg advantage, but they were forced to survive an early storm of pressure from the hosts.

The lively Juanmi tested David de Gea in the opening stages, before club icon Joaquin rattled the post, with a superb effort from distance.

However, United held their nerve after the restart, as Marcus Rashford’s long range bullet ended Betis’ resistance and booked United’s place in the next round.

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Record breaking Rashford stars in Spain

Just as United looked to be in danger of a inspired Betis fightback, star man Rashford produced a killer intervention, to turn the tide in their favour.

Despite missing two chances prior to his spectacular goal, Rashford’s resilience and quality shone through again, with United in a tense spot.

The winner on the night brings him above Cristiano Ronaldo in United’s all time European goal list, with 25, as he edges up to 27 for the season.

Rashford’s humility will mean he avoids talk of breaking individual records, but he looks certain to replace Robin van Persie as the last United player to score 30+ goals in all competitions by the end of 2022/23.

Under fire Maguire shows United’s squad depth

The inclusion of Harry Maguire in the starting XI may have caused surprise for some United fans given his lack of action in 2023.

However, despite playing an increasingly reduced role, Maguire has remained ready to step in, when called upon by Ten Hag.

Gareth Southgate maintained his faith in the former Leicester City defender, with a spot in his first Euro 2024 qualifiers squad.

He made a key first half block on Juanmi, as Betis looked to up the tempo, and Ten Hag left him on to complete 90 minutes.

Ten Hag has dropped strong hints about Maguire’s lack of a long term future at Old Trafford, but with a demanding schedule on the horizon, it will not be the last time he features for United this season.

Real Betis vs Man United final score

  1H 2H Final
Real Betis 0 0 0
Man United 0 1 1

Manchester United win 5-1 on aggregate.

Goals:
MUN — Rashford (57 mins)

Starting lineups:

Real Betis (4-2-3-1): Bravo (GK) — Salaby, Pezzella, Gonzalez, Abner— Rodriguez, Carvalho — Ruibal, Joaquin Juanmi — Perez

Man United (4-2-3-1): De Gea (GK) — Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Martinez, Malacia — Casemiro, Fred — Pellistri, Fernandes, Rashford  — Weghorst

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Real Betis vs Man United as it happened in Europa League clash

FULL TIME: REAL BETIS 0 MAN UNITED 1

Despite a few early nerves, United stroll through to the quarterfinals, thanks to a brilliant second half goal from Marcus Rashford.

Erik ten Hag’s side will find out their next opponents in this season’s Europa League on Friday.

90 mins: Three minutes added on in Seville.

87 mins: Canales’ cross is perfectly weighted for Juanmi, but again he fluffs a chance. It’s been more Why Me than Juanmi tonight!

84 mins: Sancho runs clean through, but the offside flag eventually goes up, as Silva saves his shot and spares the substitute’s blushes.

Juan Miranda then whips in a cross at the other end, but Juanmi’s timing is off, and United clear.

80 mins: The home fans are still singing loudly for their team, but their chance of an upset is over, and United are heading for the quarterfinals.

75 mins: A half chance for Weghorst, as his strike bounces up into Silva’s grasp, and ten Hag makes more changes. Victor Lindelof and Diogo Dalot come for the final stages with Wan-Bissaka and Martinez off.

70 mins: The substitutes are straight into the action, as Sancho drags wide, and Sabitzer tests Silva.

More changes for both sides as veteran Andres Guardado comes on for Rodriguez and Anthony Elanga comes on for suspension risk Fernandes……..surely Casemiro will be hooked soon?

65 mins: Rashford’s evening comes to an end as he is replaced by Rashford and Marcel Sabitzer comes on for Fred.

A record breaking night for Rashford as he overtakes Cristiano Ronaldo’s European goal record for United.

60 mins: Real Betis make a double change in response as Borja Iglesias and Sergio Canales come on for Joaquin and Aitor Rubial.

57 mins: GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL FOR UNITED!!!

Rashford does not make the mistake twice!!!

United work the ball neatly through midfield and the England star takes his time and slams past Silva!!!

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GAME OVER!!

53 mins: United should have killed the contest……

United break, and Fernandes slips in Rashford, one-on-one with Silva, but the Betis keeper is sharp and makes a huge block.

And it swings to the other end now as de Gea grabs Perez’s flicked header!

50 mins: Real Betis pick up where they left off in the first 45 minutes, as Joaquin lines one up from range, but fires over.

46 mins: WE ARE BACK!! Can either side find a goal?

HALF TIME: REAL BETIS 0 MAN UNITED 0

Ten Hag’s United are fortunate to go in at the break with their three goal first leg advantage still intact, Juanmi and Joaquin have come very close to a breakthrough, as the visitors have dug in.

40 mins: United are looking for the half time whistle here, as Harry Maguire gets back to block from Juanmi, and the visitors clear away the danger.

35 mins: Another chance for Juanmi, as he steals in behind, but de Gea is out quickly to save.

30 mins: First booking of the night, as Facundo Pellistri overstretches to recover a poor touch, and fouls Guido Rodriguez.

25 mins: More positive signs from United, as the offside flag goes up against Marcus Rashford, but Abner Vinicius is forced off through injury, and former Barcelona defender Juan Miranda replaces him.

20 mins: United are slowly bringing themselves into the tie, after a superb start from Betis, as Bruno Fernandes blasts a wild effort over the bar.

12 mins: AGAIN FOR BETIS!!!

How are the hosts not in front?

Joaquin drifts into space outside the box, and his thunderbolt clips Casemiro — and with de Gea beaten — it crashes against the outside of the post!!

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Age is just a number for the 41-year-old

10 mins: WHAT A CHANCE FOR BETIS!!!!

A GOLDEN opportunity wasted for the home side!

Juanmi bursts in behind the United defence, but he stumbles as David de Gea comes to close him down, and his effort is dragged wide!!

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8 mins: Casemiro’s error almost presents Ayoze Perez with a chance, as the Leicester City loanee is crowded out, before the Brazilian flicks on a corner at the other end  — but Wout Weghorst cannot stretch enough to prod home.

KICKOFF: WE ARE UNDERWAY IN SEVILLE!!! Real Betis vs Man United

 

10 mins from kickoff: Real Betis do not have history on their side 

Alongside a 4-1 first leg defeat at United, Real Betis’ European knockout stage record makes for pretty low-key reading.

They have not made it to the quarterfinals of a European tournament since the 1998 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and they have only won one of their seven meetings with Premier League teams.

30 mins from kickoff: Casemiro and Fernandes risk for United

Ten Hag has stuck to his plan of starting Bruno Fernandes and Casemiro tonight, despite both players being one yellow card away from a one match Europa League ban, with the latter already suspended for two Premier League matches.

1hr from kickoff: TEAM NEWS IS IN!!!!

Ten Hag makes four changes from the first leg with club captain Harry Maguire back in the team!!

Maguire partners Lisandro Martinez, as the only member of the defence to keep their place from the previous game, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Tyrell Malacia in for Diogo Dalot and Luke Shaw.

Facundo Pellistri is preferred to Jadon Sancho as Antony’s replacement.

Manuel Pellegrini also rings the changes with Rui Silva replacing Claudio Bravo in goal and Edgar Gonzalez in for the injured Luiz Felipe.

Aitor Ruibal comes in for Luiz Henrique, as 41-year-old Joaquin starts, with Borja Igleias only fit enough for the bench.

1hr 30 mins from kickoff: Martinez’s pre-match message of focus for United

2 hrs from kickoff: Rashford the scourge of Spain………can United’s No.10 fire them into the quarterfinals tonight?

Real Betis vs Man United confirmed lineups

Manuel Pellegrini opted to rotate his side for their 1-1 draw against Villarreal in La Liga action with defender Luiz Felipe ruled out.

Borja Iglesias remains on the bench, with Edgar Gonzalez replacing Felipe and Aitor Ruibal in for Luiz Enrique, and Claudio Bravo dropped for Rui Silva.

Real Betis (4-2-3-1): Bravo (GK) — Salaby, Pezzella, Gonzalez, Abner— Rodriguez, Carvalho — Ruibal, Joaquin Juanmi — Perez

Ten Hag confirmed Brazilian winger Antony has stayed behind in Manchester, due to illness, with Alejandro Garnacho ruled out for a month with an ankle problem.

Harry Maguire makes a shock return to the defence, alongside fresh full back pair Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Tyrell Malacia, with Facundo Pellistri handed a bold start in attack

Man United (4-2-3-1): De Gea (GK) — Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Martinez, Malacia — Casemiro, Fred — Pellistri, Fernandes, Rashford  — Weghorst

Real Betis vs Man United live stream, TV channel

A place in the Europa League quarterfinals is at stake in this tie with full broadcast details on the game in the world’s major territories outlined below.

  TV channel Streaming
USA TUDN fuboTV, Paramount+
Canada DAZN
UK BT Sport 1 BT Sport
Australia Stan Sport
New Zealand Spark Sport
India
Hong Kong beIN Sports 3 beIN Sports Connect
Malaysia beIN Sports 3 beIN Sports Connect, sooka
Singapore beIN Sports 3 beIN Sports Connect, StarHub TV+

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