Man United beat Barca to reach Europa League last 16

Manchester United have scored six goals via substitutes in the Europa League this season, more than any other team

Manchester United came from a goal down to reach the Europa League last 16 and knock out Barcelona in the process.

The first leg ended 2-2, but Barcelona went ahead at Old Trafford as Robert Lewandowski scored a penalty after Bruno Fernandes fouled Alejandro Balde.

But United equalised early in the second half as Fred finished with a low shot from Fernandes’ pass.

Substitute Antony scored a 73rd-minute winner with a low strike from 15 yards out to send United through.

Lewandowski nearly forced extra time as his shot in the fourth minute of injury time beat United goalkeeper David de Gea before Raphael Varane cleared the goal-bound effort.

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The draw for the last 16 takes place on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland at 11:00 GMT and United will face one of the sides that won their Europa League Group.

However, teams from the same country cannot play each other in the next round so United will avoid Premier League leaders Arsenal.

United will meet one of Fenerbahce (Turkey), Ferencvaros (Hungary), Feyenoord (Netherlands), Freiburg (Germany), Real Betis and Real Sociedad (both Spain) or Union Saint-Gilloise (Belgium).

Source: BBC

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