Sports News of Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Hello good evening and a warm welcome to another night of UEFA Champions League football.
Tonight, Manchester United will bid to become the third English side to reach this year’s Champions League quarter-finals when they face Sevilla at Old Trafford in the second leg of their last-16 encounter. Game starts at 7:45 pm GMT.
United, three time winners of this competition, drew 0-0 in the first leg in Spain last month.
Manchester City and Liverpool both secured big away wins to put their respective ties to bed with 90 minutes still to play, yet United approached a trip to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan with a more safety-first style and secured just a 0-0 draw.
That means it is still all to play for at Old Trafford and leaves United open to the possibility of crashing out on away goals.
Jose Mourinho must hope his cautious tactics in Spain are not what costs his side across the two legs.
The story of last week’s Champions League ties were of experienced European powerhouses Juventus and Real Madrid respectively edging past Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain, both comparatively green at these stages of the tournament.
While this United side may not have accrued the Champions League nous of the Sir Alex Ferguson sides, they still have players such as Juan Mata and Antonio Valencia, who have played in the competition’s finals.
Sevilla have never reached the last eight of the Champions League and United will be hoping their additional experience works in their favour
Manchester United v Sevilla isn’t the only game on tonight. We will also bring you updates from Italy as Roma host Shakhtar Donetsk in their second-leg tie.
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