08 Apr Granada vs. Manchester United – Football Match Report – April 8, 2021
Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes secured a hard-fought 2-Zero victory at Granada within the Europa League quarterfinal first leg to place their aspect within the driving seat.
In a recreation the place clear-cut probabilities have been sparse, Rashford’s purpose simply previous the half hour was the standout piece of high quality.
The England ahead managed an extended ball from Victor Lindelof earlier than coolly ending to place United forward and notch up his 20th purpose of the season in all competitions.
Granada fought valiantly for a method again into the sport, with Chelsea loanee Kenedy testing David de Gea from long-range earlier than Yangel Herrera — on mortgage from Manchester Metropolis – hit the submit with a volley.
Fernandes, denied a second purpose by a save from Portuguese countryman Rui Silva from shut vary late on, then netted a stoppage-time penalty after being felled by Yan Brice Eteki.
The return leg is subsequent Thursday at Outdated Trafford and the winners of the tie will face the victors in Ajax Amsterdam’s conflict with AS Roma during which the Italians maintain a 2-1 lead from their first away leg which was additionally performed on Thursday.