Sevilla and Manchester United will meet in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday evening at Estadio Ramon, with the tie tied at 2-2.
Man United took a two-goal lead in the first leg at Old Trafford thanks to a double from Marcel Sabitzer, but late own goals from Tyrell Malacia and Harry Maguire see the game in the balance heading into the second leg.
It was no surprise at Old Trafford last week when United took a commanding 2-0 lead at the break as Sevilla were far off their best in the opening half with the Red Devils destined for a huge first-leg advantage.
Jose Luis Mendilibar’s team, on the other hand, had other plans, and they were rewarded for a much superior second-half performance with two late goals, leaving the game subtly tied heading into the second leg of the last-eight clash in Andalusia.
Los Nervionenses have a special relationship with this competition, having won it six times, a record, and it would not be surprising to see them go all the way again this season, despite their domestic troubles in 2022/23.
Sevilla will need to win the Europa League if they are to compete in the Champions League next season, after finding themselves 13th in La Liga, 16 points behind fourth-placed Real Sociedad.
Man United, on the other hand, are another glory this campaign after already clinching the EFL Cup against Newcastle.
In that attempt, the Red Devils face a third Spanish opposition in the knockout stage of the Europa League having knocked out Barcelona and Real Betis.
Erik ten Hag will be delighted to have the trio of Marcus Rashford, Tyrell Malacia and Luke Shaw available for the game after they were absent in the weekend’s win over Nottingham Forest in the Premier League.