In fact, he destroyed himself. Manchester United (England, hereinafter referred to as Manchester United) failed to break the ‘Spanish Club Jinx’ due to two fatal mistakes in the rear defensive line and failed to advance to the semifinals of the European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa League.
Manchester United lost 0-3 to Sevilla in the 2022-2023 UEFA Europa League quarterfinal second leg away match held at Ramon Sanchez-Pisjuan in Seville, Spain on the 21st (Korean time).
Manchester United, who drew 2-2 in the home game in the first leg, was pushed to a total of 2-5 in the first and second legs, and was eliminated in the quarterfinals.
Against Sevilla, who won the most Europa League titles (6 times), Manchester United played their worst game.
The British public broadcaster BBC also criticized, “The attackers didn’t even create a chance, the midfielders were tired, and the defense made two fatal mistakes.”
Manchester United failed to break the ‘Spanish club jinx’ by finishing the European club competition after being pushed by the Spanish club for the last six seasons in a row.
In particular, following the UEFA Champions League round of 16 in the 2017-2018 season and the Europa League semi-final in the 2019-2020 season, it has been humiliated to be eliminated by Sevilla three times.
Previously, in the quarterfinals of the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League, they were blocked by FC Barcelona,
Man United, who tried to break the jinx, collapsed helplessly due to the ‘companion mistake’ of central defender Harry Maguire and goalkeeper David De Gea, the core of the back line.
Manchester United conceded in the 8th minute after a fatal mistake by De Gea and Maguire.
De Gea passed to Maguire, who was near the penalty mark, and when two Sevilla players pressed hard, Maguire handled the ball from the side and flowed to the Sevilla player.
Sevilla’s Youssef Ennesri quickly got the ball and scored the winning goal.
It was a mistake in judgment by De Gea, who tried to force a build-up pass in the process of two players rushing at Maguire.
Manchester United, who finished the first half 0-1, gave up an additional goal to Loic Barde in the second half, and collapsed with a key goal in the 37th minute of the second half.
The last goal was also caused by a mistake by goalkeeper De Gea.
The ball flew long from Sevilla’s camp, and Dejeya went out of the penalty area and tried to kick it, but Sevilla’s En Nesri caught the ball and fired a wedge into the empty goal post.
Meanwhile, in the second leg of the quarterfinals, Juventus (Italy) drew 1-1 with Sporting (Portugal) and advanced to the semifinals with a total score of 2-1 in the first and second legs to compete against Sevilla for the final.
AS Roma (Italy),안전놀이터 who lost 0-1 in the first leg of the quarterfinals, defeated Feyenoord (Netherlands) 4-1 after an extra-long fight, and reversed the score to 4-2 in the first and second legs to succeed in advancing to the semifinals.
AS Roma’s opponent in the semifinals was Leverkusen (Germany), who defeated Saint-Giloise (Belgium) 5-2 on aggregate in the first and second games.