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Manchester United Beat Copenhagen 1-0 To Book Place In Europa League Semi-Final

Manchester United Beat Copenhagen 1-0 To Book Place In Europa League Semi-Final

Manchester United have booked their place in the Europa League semi-final after beating Copenhagen 1-0 at the RheinEnergieStadion.

The Red Devils came up against the Danish side in a single-leg quarter-final clash as the Europa League resumes this month after the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

And United were unable to break the deadlock in regular time, with Bruno Fernandes hitting the woodwork in the second half and Mason Greenwood's effort being disallowed in the first half.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men finally broke the deadlock in the first half of extra-time after Anthony Martial was brought down inside the box and the referee pointed to the spot.

Fernandes, who has been widely praised since he signed for United in January, smashed the ball past Karl-Johan Johnsson to open the scoring.

The Red Devils have now moved on to the semi-finals as Solskjaer seeks his first major piece of silverware as United boss.

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United will face either fellow Premier League side Wolves or Sevilla in Dusseldorf on 17th August.

Inter Milan were also in action on Monday and defeated Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 to secure their place in the semi-finals.

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The Italian side will face either Shakhtar Donetsk or Basel in the other semi-final clash in the Europa League competition.

The Europa League final will be staged in Cologne on 21st August.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/BT Sport

Topics: Football News, Football, Europa League, Manchester United, Premier League, UEFA Europa League

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]