Fernandes and Cavani outstanding: ManUnited overrun Roma

  • Title : Fernandes and Cavani outstanding: ManUnited overrun Roma
Date: 30 Apr 2021    

Summary:

After a curious first half with a deficit, ManUnited turned up in the semi-final first leg of the Europa League against Roma after the break and won clearly 6-2. Two players excelled at the home side.

Details:

After a curious first half with a deficit, ManUnited turned up in the semi-final first leg of the Europa League against Roma after the break and won clearly 6-2. Two players excelled at the home side.

What kind of strange first 45 minutes were you at Old Trafford? In fact, almost everything went against the Romans. The guests had to change three times due to injuries (5th minute Veretout, 28th minute regular goalkeeper Paul Lopez, 37th minute Spinazzola), and they fell behind after the brilliantly played and sensationally accomplished goal by Fernandes (9th).

The Roma turns the game around

But the Italians resisted the opposition. And also got help from the Red Devils: Pogba committed an unnecessary handball in the penalty area, Pellegrini converted the penalty (15th). It turned out even better for the Romans, because Dzeko scored 2-1 against his favorite opponent - the Bosnian was a little lucky, after all, he shot himself (33rd). In the tenth game against ManUnited, he scored for the eighth time, he scored six at Old Trafford.

For the hosts, who were the better team in the first half, of course a very bitter first half, because the Italians only had two chances to score. The English could show more possibilities. The best was awarded by Cavani, who failed shortly before the break to Rome's substitute goalkeeper Mirante (45th + 5).

ManUnited turns it up

The home side didn't play badly, but they were behind. In the dressing room, Coach Solskjaer seemed to have found the right words, because what his team played after the break was a feast for the eyes. The Red Devils had turned the game around by the 64th minute, Cavani initially completed the right angle (48th) and then benefited from a mistake by Rome's substitute keeper Mirante (64th).

ManUnited kept playing forward - and got a penalty after Smalling fouled Cavani. Fernandes turned safely (71st). The Portuguese, whom the Romans never got under control, was in the spotlight a little later when he found Pogba with a measure flank, who nodded off to make it 5-2. Two goals and two assists crowned Fernandes' performance. Substitute Greenwood then made it 6-2 after a great pass from Cavani (86th).

Creamy day for Cavani and Fernandes

Two players in particular were particularly noteworthy: Fernandes and Cavani. The former was involved in every dangerous attack, scored two goals himself and prepared two more. The second-named also marked a brace and prepared two goals, plus he took the penalty to make it 4-2.

 

Promotions