Man United hold firmly the Europa League quarter-final ticket

Playing not really well at Linzer without an audience, in the match of Man United vs LASK, Man United still easily crush LASK hosts 5-0. Win a jubilant 5-0 victory on the field of LASK Linz in the first leg of the round of 16, Man United hold the ticket to the Europa League quarter-finals.

Man United vs LASK
Man United vs LASK

Scoring 3 goals in the last 10 minutes, M.U put one foot in the quarterfinals Europa League.

LASK is a name that is very strange to fans, but in the Austrian league, the army has a long history. 112 years led by French coach Valerien Ismael, this group is extremely strong, sluggish at the top of the rankings. when standing on many other top teams like RB Salzburg, Rapid Vienna, Sturm Graz, Austria Vienna or AC Wolfsberger.

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LASK was inferior to Man United's attack
LASK was inferior to Man United’s attack

However, in terms of performance and battlefield in the Europa League, in the battle of the 2 teams Man United vs LASK, LASK is absolutely not comparable to Man United, although the English team has not escaped the prolonged crisis period. That is why even though LASK is played at home, LASK still has to suffer the most severe defeat since the beginning of the season in all competitions.

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Bruno Fernandes is the "boss" of the midfield
Bruno Fernandes is the “boss” of the midfield

Bruno Fernandes did not score a goal, but he provided an assist. Playing with great confidence, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s strongest squad quickly took complete control of the match. According to statistics, only in the first half, Man United held the ball to 61% and launched up to 11 shots. The goal came to the “Red Devils”, accordingly, it was only a matter of time, as a matter of course.

Odion Ighalo "made a circus" with the ball before scoring
Odion Ighalo “made a circus” with the ball before scoring

The first opening goal was coming to Man United

After a series of missed opportunities the passed minutes of Man United vs LASK, in the 28th minute, Man United opened the scoring extremely beautiful. Bruno Fernandes created an exquisite pass with the outside of his right foot and Odion Ighalo braked the ball more skillfully with 3 bounces with two feet before launching the shot, the ball hit the top of the LASK goal. The 1-0 score for the first half in favor of Man United does not accurately reflect the correlation of forces and performances on the pitch of the two teams.

Nigerian new recruits shone among the stars
Nigerian new recruits shone among the stars

After the break, Man United took the initiative to reduce the tempo but the rise of the “Reds” towards goalkeeper Alexander Schlager was still dangerous. In the 58th minute, Ighalo himself had a very good pass to teammate Daniel James to make a beautiful solo phase before scoring twice the difference.

Daniel James solo and scored beautifully
Daniel James solo and scored beautifully

In the 82nd minute, one of the few players playing under this match Man United vs LASK, on the United side was Juan Mata who was the author of the third goal, coming from Fred’s clever pass.

Juan Mata has the goal
Juan Mata has the goal 

Mata also contributed to the jubilant victory of “Reds” with the goal to increase the score to 3-0. The goal banquet of Man United has not stopped here. Consecutively in the extra time of 90 + 2 and 90 + 3, two players replaced Mason Greenwood and Andreas Pereira together, setting a strong 5-0 victory for Man United.

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Andreas Pereira shared joy with his teammates after the fifth goal

This Man United vs LASK result helps Man United almost touch both tickets to the Europa League quarter-finals although still have to play the second leg as prescribed.

Man United vs LASK
Linzer Stadion without spectators LASK match – Man United Europa League 

With the exception of the two pairs between Italian and Spanish teams – Sevilla against AS Roma and Inter Milan against Getafe – delayed by the Covid-19 epidemic, the course of the remaining matches was relatively fierce that Basel beat host Eintracht Frankfurt with the score 3-0 was the most unexpected result at Europa League.

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Rangers of coach Steven Gerrard lost Leverkusen carpet at home Europa League
Rangers of coach Steven Gerrard lost Leverkusen carpet at home Europa League 

Leverkusen’s compatriot, Leverkusen, on a trip to Scotland defeated coach Steven Gerrard’s Rangers 3-1. Wolverhampton in Greece still held host Olympiakos with a very favorable score 1-1 and Shakhtar Donetsk also won 2-1 on the pitch of Wolfsburg. The only home team to win in this series was Istanbul Basaksehir (overtaking Copenhagen 1-0).

Line-Up-Man United vs LASK :

  • LASK Linz: Schlager, Ramsebner, Trauner, Ranftl, Reiter, Holland (Haudum 76), Michorl, Renner, Tetteh (Raguz 61), Klauss, Frieser (Balic 71)

Subs not used: Muller, Wostry, Sabitzer, Gebauer

Penalty: Trauner, Klauss, Ramsebner, Reiter.

  • Man. United: Romero, Williams, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Mata, Bruno Fernandes (Andreas Pereira 78), James (Chong 71), Ighalo (Greenwood 85).

Subs not used: De Gea, Lindelof, Matic, Tuanzebe

Goals: Ighalo (28), James (58), Mata (82), Greenwood (90 + 2), Pereira (90 + 3)

Penalty: Shaw.

Final scores of  Man United vs LASK, goals from Ighalo, James, Mata, Greenwood, and Pereira helped MU to bury LASK hosts in the first leg of the round of 16 Europa League team taking place on the morning of March 13.
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