Rashford goal gives Man-U advantage

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 May 2017 13:03:44


VIGO (Spain),

May 5,

(IANS),

A SECOND-HALF free kick from Manchester United striker Marcos Rashford was enough to give the English football club a 1-0 win away over Celta Vigo in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final here.

It was a relatively dull game in a full Balaidos Stadium on Thursday night, but the English side probably deserved the win after creating more chances against a rival they were able to stifle for long parts of the game, reports Xinhua news agency.

The first half saw United close Celta down in the middle of the park so the Spanish outfit were unable to play their usual open football. Presented with the physical challenge of a midfield containing Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba and Marouane Felaini, Celta were reduced to shots from outside of the United box, with Sergio Romero comfortably saving the only effort on target.

At the other end, Sergio Alvarez was Celta’s hero, with the home keeper at full stretch to keep out a curling effort from Rashford.