Manchester United Vs Sevilla Football Match Score 2023
Manchester United Vs Sevilla UEFA Europa League Football Match Score 2023
Sevilla: After dropping into the Europa League from the Champions League, the Seville-based side have disposed of PSV Eindhoven and Fenerbahce over two legs to come up against United. Key in this progression has been home form as both the Dutch and Turkish outfits were dumped out thanks largely to home wins. Although their UCL campaign was abject, another home win over Copenhagen salvaged a shot at the UEL which is Sevilla’s arena of choice given their history.
United: Ten Hag’s men have overcome Barcelona and Sevilla’s bitter rivals Real Betis to reach this third consecutive Spanish matchup. That after losing 1-0 at home to Real Sociedad at the very beginning of the Europa League group stage — their only defeat in the competition this season. United did not win in Barcelona and only narrowly emerged victorious at Betis so Sevilla will fancy their chances.
The UEFA Europa League is back in action with another round of matches this week as Sevilla lock horns with Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United side in an important encounter at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Thursday. Manchester United are currently in third place in the Premier League standings and have been fairly impressive so far this season. The Red Devils eased past Nottingham Forest by a 2-0 margin in their previous game and will look to achieve a similar result this week.
Sevilla, on the other hand, are in 13th place in the La Liga table at the moment and have not been at their best this season. The Andalusian outfit defeated Valencia by a 2-0 margin over the weekend and will be confident ahead of this fixture. Manchester United are riddled with injuries at the moment and will need to bring the best out of their resources this week. With Marcus Rashford injured and Bruno Fernandes suspended, the likes of Antony and Jadon Sancho will need to step up in this fixture.
Sevilla have been inconsistent this season but have shown signs of improvement over the past month. Manchester United are the better team at the moment, however, and hold a slight upper hand going into this game. Sevilla and Manchester United will lock horns at Estadio Ramon on Thursday evening in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final, with the tie delicately poised at 2-2.
Man United took a two-goal lead in the first leg at Old Trafford courtesy of a double from Marcel Sabitzer, but late own goals from Tyrell Malacia and Harry Maguire have left the teams level heading into this match. Jose Luis Mendilibar’s side had other ideas, though, and they were rewarded for a much-improved second-half performance with two late goals, leaving the tie delicately poised heading into the second leg of the last-eight affair in Andalusia. There is just something about Los Nervionenses and this competition, lifting the trophy on six occasions, which is a record, and it would certainly not be a shock to see them go all the way once again this season despite their struggles domestically in 2022-23.
Sevilla will have to win the Europa League if they are to be present in next season’s Champions League, as a disappointing La Liga campaign has left them down in 13th in the table, 16 points off fourth-placed Real Sociedad. Mendilibar’s team have now picked up seven points from their last three league games, though, including a 2-0 success over Valencia at the weekend, and they will now be looking to reach the semi-finals of the Europa League at Man United’s expense, which would be a huge scalp in this season’s competition.
Man United really should have been out of sight against Sevilla before the late own goals from Malacia and Maguire, and it proved to be a damaging night in more ways than one, with Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane both picking up injuries, and the former’s has ruled him out for the rest of the season. The Red Devils will still be confident of beating Sevilla on Thursday to progress to the final four, but Erik ten Hag’s side are picking up injuries at the worst possible stage of the season.
Man United have had a habit of bouncing back quickly from disappointing results, though, and they were excellent in the Premier League on Sunday, recording a 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest courtesy of goals from Antony and Diogo Dalot, with the result strengthening their grip on a top-four spot in the table. The 20-time English champions are now third in the division, six points ahead of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with a game in hand, while they will face Brighton & Hove Albion in the semi-finals of the FA Cup on Sunday during a defining period of the campaign.
Man United will not want to make a habit of competing in the Europa League, but they won the competition in 2017, and they are still the favourites to lift the trophy this term despite last week’s result at Old Trafford. The Red Devils are still waiting for their first victory over Sevilla, losing two and drawing two of their previous four meetings, including a defeat in the semi-finals of the Europa League in August 2020.