Europa League

Manchester United 1 – Celta 1

Man Utd: Romero; Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Darmian; Ander Herrera, Fellaini, Pogba; Lingard (Rooney 86’), Rashford (Smalling 89’), Mkhitaryan (Carrick 77’). 4-3-3.
Celta: Sergio Alvarez; Hugo Mallo, Cabral, Roncaglia, Jonny; Daniel Wass (Jozabed 46’), Radoja (Bongonda 68’), Pablo Hernández; Iago Aspas, Guidetti, Pione Sisto (Beauvue 80’). 4-3-3.

1-0. 17. Fellaini. Steered far post header wide of keeper from Rashford centre.
1-1. 85. Roncaglia. Got free of markers to head Bongonda cross past Romero.

Yellow cards: Blind 32’, Iago Aspas 66’, Herrera 81’, Cabral 92’ / red cards: Bailly 88’, Roncaglia 89’.

A brave fight by Celta, but in the end they fell a goal short of reaching their first ever European final after a 1-1 draw at Manchester United on Thursday. The single goal win from the first leg had given Mourinho’s side the advantage, and with just over a quarter of an hour gone Fellaini put them further in front with a header from Rashford’s centre. Iago Aspas, Pablo Hernández and Sisto tested Romero in reply before the break, but Sergio Alvarez had to keep out Mkhitaryan, Rashford and Fellaini after the restart. With five minutes to go however Roncaglia headed the equalizer from Bongonda’s cross, and another away goal would have taken the Galicians through. Bailly and Roncaglia were sent off soon afterwards though as tempers frayed, and Guidetti missed a last minute half-chance to win it. For the first time in four years there will be no Spanish side in the final, Manchester United’s opponents in Solna being Ajax after they knocked out Olympique Lyon in the other semi-final.