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Europa League Round of 16: Man United draw away to Rostov in 1st leg

Friday 10th March , 2017 5:08 am
Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored his third goal in the Europa League this season (Image credit: Reuters)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored his third goal in the Europa League this season (Image credit: Reuters)

Manchester United were held to a draw by FC Rostov in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie in Russia.

On a challenging pitch at the Olymp-2 Stadium – which was criticised by United manager Jose Mourinho before the match – midfielder Paul Pogba miscued from inside the box early on.

But United grabbed a vital away goal through Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s close-range finish following excellent work by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Swedish striker shot over the crossbar in the second half, before Rostov forward Aleksandr Bukharov latched on to Timofei Kalachev’s pass for the equaliser.

Aleksandr Erokhin stabbed a shot wide for the hosts from a promising position and United’s Marouane Fellaini headed straight at the goalkeeper from a corner.

The return leg takes place at Old Trafford next Thursday (kick-off 19:45 GMT).

Other results: 

APOEL Nicosia 0 – 1 Anderlecht

FC Koebenhavn 2 – 1 Ajax

Celta Vigo 2 – 1 FC Krasnodar

Gent 2 – 5 Genk

Lyon 4 – 2 Roma

Olympiacos 1 – 1 Besiktas

Schalke 04 1 – 1 Borussia Moenchengladbach

 

 

 

Source: BBC

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