Football News

Champions League: Arsenal beat Sevilla, 10-man Manchester United lose at Copenhagen

Arsenal beat Sevilla

Arsenal beat Sevilla 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium in their UEFA Champions League encounter on Wednesday night.

Leandro Trossard and Bukayo Saka grabbed the goal as Mikel Arteta’s men returned to winning ways after their controversial 1-0 loss at Newcastle last weekend. 

Trossard, who started as number nine with Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah both injured, put the Gunners in front in the 29th minute.

Juanlu tackles Martinelli
Sevilla’s Juanlu tackles Arsenal’s Martinelli

Saka clinched the three points in the 64th minute, racing away from the defence before slotting home.

The game ended on a concerning note for Arsenal, however, as Saka limped off with five minutes left after twisting his ankle.

Arsenal top Group B with nine points from four games, while Sevilla are bottom of the table.

PSV’s 1-0 victory over Lens denied Arsenal the chance to clinch a place in the last 16 with two matches to spare.

But Mikel Arteta’s men will qualify with one win from their final two group matches, regardless of other results.

FC Copenhagen vs Manchester United

Manchester United lost 4-3 at Copenhagen to remind manager Erik Ten Hag that whatever excitement he felt after scrapping a 1-0 win against Fulham in the Premier League last weekend was temporary.

The Red Devils enjoyed a bright start, with Rasmus Hojlund netting twice in the opening 28 minutes against his hometown club. He scored first in the third minute before the second came in the 28th minute.

Their fairytale evening went sour after Marcus Rashford saw red in the 42nd minute for a tackle on Elias Jelert’s ankle.

Copenhagen clawed one back through Mohamed Elyounoussi in the 45th minute to set off alarm bells on the United bench. Diogo Goncalves ensured United did not head into the dressing room with their lead as he scored a penalty in the ninth minute of added time after Harry Maguire handled in the box.

Champions League: Arsenal beat Sevilla, 10-man Manchester United lose at Copenhagen 1
Bardghji grabbed the winner for Copenhagen

Bruno Fernandes restored hope for the Premier League side from the penalty spot in the 69th minute after Lukas Lerager handled the ball in his box.

Lerager then made amends, scoring Copenhagen’s leveller in the 83rd minute.

With Manchester United struggling to hang on for a point, Copenhagen went in front through 17-year-old substitute Roony Bardghji just four minutes later.

Bayern Munich qualified from the group after a 2-1 win over Galatasaray. They top the group with 12 points.

Manchester United are bottom with three points.

Other Results

PSV Eindhoven 1 – 0 Lens

Napoli 1 – 1 Union Berlin

Real Madrid 3 – 0 Braga

Real Sociedad 3 – 1 Benfica

FC Salzburg 0 – 1 Inter Milan

Previous ArticleNext Article
Ademola is a writer, editor and proofreader with many years of experience. He loves music, football and books.
Send this to a friend