UEFA Europa League 
March 16, 2023, 11:45 pm
Real Betis
Manchester United

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Event details:
NAME: Real Betis – Manchester United
DATE: 16 Mar 2023
TIME: 17:45 UTC
VENUE: Benito Villamarin, Seville, Spain

Needing nothing short of a miracle to remain alive in the Europa League, Real Betis welcome Manchester United to the Benito Villamarin Stadium for Thursday’s last-16 second leg.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side were put to the sword 4-1 by the Red Devils in last week’s first leg – the perfect response to their Liverpool embarrassment for Erik ten Hag’s XI.



Perez’s equaliser followed a thunderous opening goal from Marcus Rashford after just six minutes, and Ten Hag’s half-time team talk went down a treat, as Antony, Bruno Fernandes and Wout Weghorst all contributed to the rout to leave Betis on the brink of elimination.

Defeat at the Theatre of Dreams was sandwiched in between a pair of La Liga stalemates with Real Madrid and Villarreal for Los Verdiblancos, who were pegged back against the latter by Yeremy in a 1-1 draw at the weekend, leaving them fifth in the table but only three points behind Real Sociedad amid their counterparts’ sticky patch.



Yet to progress beyond the last 16 of the Europa League in its current format, Betis only have one win from their last seven home matches to shout about ahead of the visit of Man United, but following in the footsteps of compatriots Valencia would serve them very well indeed here.

During the 2013-14 Europa League quarter-finals, Valencia lost 3-0 to Basel in the first leg before storming to a 5-0 second-leg success – no other team has recovered from a three-goal deficit to progress from a knockout tie in Europe’s secondary competition.



Going through a world of emotions within the space of a week, Man United fans have experienced the true meaning of a tumultuous period, which continued with a high-octane goalless draw against Southampton in which goalkeepers and the woodwork stole the show.

Casemiro cut an inconsolable figure as he was sent off for a dangerous challenge on Carlos Alcaraz in the first half, and no fewer than 28 shots were fired across the 90 minutes at Old Trafford, but the net would not ripple once as the two sides played out a gripping stalemate.


Real Betis vs Manchester United Playing XI


Real Betis possible starting lineup:
Bravo; Sabaly, Pezzella, Ruiz, Miranda; Carvalho, Rodriguez; Canales, Perez, Juanmi; Iglesias

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Malacia; Casemiro, Sabitzer; Sancho, Fernandes, Elanga; Rashford


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