Manchester United won a last-moment 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday.
Man United's victory was utmost dramatic, as it was won in the final minutes of the match. Man United's three goals were scored by Romelu Lukaku (2 ', 30') and Marucs Rashford penalty in the 90th minute.
PSG scored through Juan Bernat in the 12th minute. Although the aggregate of the two teams drew 3-3, Man United were entitled to one quarter-final ticket because of the away goal rule.
Man United made history by becoming the first team in Champions League history to qualify after losing 0-2 at home in the first leg.
In the first half, Man United managed to surprise PSG through Romelu Lukaku's quick goal in the second minute. Utilizing a Thilo Kehrer pass error, Lukaku got the ball successfully, won a run against Thiago Silva to then beat goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
Man United's superiority did not last long after Juan Bernat scored the equalizer, 10 minutes later. Receiving Kylian Mbappe's cross from the right side, Bernat, who was not guarded netted the ball with a hard kick from his left foot.
After this goal, PSG successfully locked the Man United defense. But instead of scoring, PSG actually conceded again in the 30th minute, as the back line error was paid dearly. This time, Buffon blundered when he brushed aside Marcus Rashford's shot from outside the penalty box.
The return ball was immediately struck by Lukaku to surge Man United back ahead 2-1 that lasted until halftime.
In the second half, nothing changed from the course of the match. PSG remained dominant in terms of ball possession and also opportunities. On the other hand, Man United, who only needed one goal to qualify, still had difficulty getting out of PSG's pressure.
The storm of injury that befell Man United, made coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer difficult to change strategy. In the final minute of the match, Man United won a penalty after Presnel Kimpembe touched the ball in the penalty box.
This penalty was controversial because it was decided after the referee saw a replay of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR). Marcus Rashford, who was the executor, carried out his duties well to help Man United end the game with a 3-1 victory.
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