Champions League Wrap: Man Utd Crash Out, Roma Enter Quarters

Here’s a look at the two Champions League matches that took place on Tuesday.

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Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku reacts after missing a chance to score against Sevilla.
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Frustrated and feeling increasingly uneasy, Manchester United fans unleashed a loud cry of "attack, attack, attack" with their team's Champions League fate hanging in the balance against Sevilla. However, it was the Spanish side who answered the call.

In the biggest surprise of the last 16, Sevilla eliminated United by winning the second leg 2-1 at Old Trafford on Tuesday, thanks to two goals in the space of four minutes by substitute Wissam Ben Yedder.

In the night's other match, Roma advanced after Edin Dzeko scored early in the second half to secure a 1-0 home win over Shakhtar Donetsk, overturning a 2-1 first-leg defeat to advance on away goals.

Here’s a look at the two Champions League matches that took place on Tuesday.

Manchester United Crash Out

Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez reacts during the Champions League match against Sevilla.
Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez reacts during the Champions League match against Sevilla.
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Manchester United suffered a shock exit in the Champions League last 16 with a 2-1 loss to Sevilla after substitute Wissam Ben Yedder struck twice at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

The Spaniards moved into the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time after Ben Yedder scored with a sharp turn and sweet shot past David De Gea in the 74th minute.

Four minutes later Ben Yedder doubled Sevilla's advantage with a header at the back post which crossed the line after hitting the underside of the bar despite De Gea's efforts.

Romelu Lukaku pulled one back for Jose Mourinho's side in the 84th but there was to be no comeback for United, who drew 0-0 in the first leg, and the visitors could have added more.

Sevilla have never reached the Champions League quarter-finals but did make the European Cup quarter-finals in 1958.

Superb Dzeko Goal Sends Roma Into Quarter-Finals

Roma’s Edin Dzeko, right, celebrates with his teammate Cengiz Under after scoring against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Roma’s Edin Dzeko, right, celebrates with his teammate Cengiz Under after scoring against Shakhtar Donetsk.
(Photo: AP)

Roma reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2008 after a magnificent finish by Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko gave the Italians a 1-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday that sent them through on away goals.

Having trailed 1-2 from the first leg, Roma looked bereft of ideas for much of the contest at the Stadio Olimpico before Dzeko broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute following a tepid first half devoid of goal-mouth action.

The Bosnian took a defence-splitting pass from midfielder Kevin Strootman into his stride and beat the offside trap before he steered the ball into the far corner with the outside of his foot past Shakhtar's advancing keeper Andriy Pyatov.

Dzeko curled a shot from the edge of the penalty area inches wide in the 62nd minute before Shakhtar centre back Ivan Ordets was shown a straight red card in the 79th for hauling down the Bosnian when he was through on goal.

(With inputs from Reuters and AP)

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