Champions League: Manchester United eliminates PSG, qualify for quarter-finals in shocking fashion

After a very keenly contested match, Manchester United are through to the last eight of the Champions League, following their 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night.

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man u qualify for quater finals
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After a very keenly contested match, Manchester United are through to the last eight of the Champions League, following their 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were trailing 2-0 from the first leg at home and travelled to France without 11 senior players.

However, Romelu Lukaku opened scoring within two minutes for United, pouncing on a defensive mistake to slot home.

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PSG levelled after Kylian Mbappe found space in the box to tee up Bernat. But Lukaku ensured that the Red Devils went in on top at the break, reacting quickest to Marcus Rashford’s rebound.

The hosts struggled to put the tie beyond United, who then went on to grab a late winner through Rashford, following the intervention of Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

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In the course of their victory, Manchester United went ahead to make history as one of the very few teams to have been able to turn around 2-0 deficit at this stage of the competition anjd eventually qualify for the quarter finals.

The PSG squad was boosted by the availability of Edison Cavani who missed the first leg at Old Trafford as a result of injury. Manchester United on the other hand were without Paul Pogba who was booked in the first leg encounter but nonetheless were able to secure a very significant victory that sends them straight to the quarter finals.

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