Team Performances

Man Utd put in Performance of the Week after humbling of Club Brugge

The Red Devils scored five on the night as they comfortably progressed in the Europa League

3:07pm on Friday 28th February 2020
Martin Macdonald
UEL Feb 27, 2020 W
  • 6-1 on aggregate
  • 10/10 rating for Fred
  • LASK drawn in last-16

After a fairly abject first leg 1-1 draw with Club Brugge, Man Utd flexed their muscles in the second leg to win 5-0 and go through 6-1 on aggregate.

The Premier League side looked sharped from the first whistle, and were given a huge helping hand thanks to one of the most ridiculous red cards you will ever see from Simon Deli, as he attempted to save a shot like a goalkeeper with his arm outstretched.

Bruno Fernandes scored the subsequent penalty and it was easy going from there.

They enjoyed 28 shots in the 90 minutes, 10 of which were on target, while they enjoyed 67% possession.

Fred was the star of the show as he scored two and assisted another, earning himself a FootballCritic rating of 10.

Even though Utd weren't up against much, they held Club Brugge to zero shots on target.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can take heart from the dominance on display, but any potential pre-match nerves were quickly eroded after the Club Brugge dismissal just 22 minutes in.

UCL Feb 25, 2020 W
  • Second leg in Munich in two weeks
  • Serge Gnabry with six goals in two matches against London sides
  • Robert Lewandowski becomes joint fourth highest scorer in competition history

Bayern Munich announced themselves as real Champions League contenders after putting in the most impressive performance of the round to beat Chelsea 3-0 away at Stamford Bridge.

From very early on, Bayern asserted their authority over the Chelsea midfield, as they would eventually complete 692 passes to the home side's 394, while they also had 299 more touches of the ball.

Serge Gnabry scored two and Robert Lewandowski one on the night as Chelsea struggled to deal with their pace, power, intelligence, and movement in the final third. Thiago, meanwhile, was magnificent in deeper areas as he completed 71/77 passes and made a huge 17 ball recoveries.

Frank Lampard's young guns simply could not deal with the savviness and athleticism of the German champions.

UEL Feb 27, 2020 W
  • 5-4 on aggregate
  • Last minute extra-time penalty from Edin Visca earns the win
  • Copenhagen drawn in last-16

Istanbul Basaksehir pulled off one of the surprises of the round in the Europa League as they managed to claw themselves back into contention in the tie despite losing the first leg 3-1 against Sporting CP.

It took a little while for the first goal to come, but Martin Skrtel eventually smuggled an attempt over the line from close range and from there they started to believe.

They eventually won 3-1 to take the game to extra time before Edin Visca scored a late, dramatic penalty to send them through.

It was no more than they deserved on the night, as they had more shots, shots on target, passes, touches, crosses, and even tackles and interceptions than their Portuguese opponents.

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