It was a night that started with much pomp and excitement for the travelling Manchester United team, as they hoped to surmount the team they beat 5:0 in the first leg of the group stage at Old Trafford.
Haven lost to Paris Saint-Germain last week in Manchester 1:3, United were hoping to either win this or at least get a point and book their place in the last 16.
So you could imagine the surprise when last season’s semi finalists, RB Leipzig scored in the second minute through Manchester City loanee, Angelino. It was another case of things fall apart for United at the back as Wan-Bissaka and Lindelof could only watch the ball trickle off to the Spaniard who made no mistakes putting it past De Gea.
Leipzig quickly doubled their lead, when in the 13th minute, Angelino turned provider, assisting Haidara for their second of the night.
It was nearly 3:0 on the 29th but for the VAR. Konate thought he had given the Germans a third goal, but the ball hit the upright, bypassed De Gea as it made it’s way back across unto the path or Orban who put it in the net, only for the VAR to chop it off for offside. Halftime! 2:0.
Solskjaer made some changes in the second half in a bid to salvage the game, but it was a little too late, as persistent pressing for a goal again exposed them at the back. The Germans pounced again, after substitute, Justin Kluivert, got to the end of Nkunku’s pass. He had only being on the pitch for 7 minutes.
United thought they had found a way back into the game when Greenwood was bundled to the ground inside the penalty area by Konate. Step up penalty maestro, Bruno Fernandes, who sent former Liverpool goalkeeper, Gulacsi the wrong way. 3:1, 80′.
Two minutes later, Donny Van De Beek won a corner and the resultant kick was turned in by Konate, after Paul Pogba headed it towards goal. 3:2, 82′!
United are officially out of this season’s Champions League, even as PSG’s game with Istanbul Başakşehir was suspended after a UEFA official was caught using a racist term.
United’s next game is against city rivals, Manchester City.
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