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United advance to the Europa League semi-finals

Manchester United win Copenhagen
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Manchester United are through to the semi-finals of the Europa League after they laboured to a 1-0, extra-time victory over Copenhagen.

United dominated the game throughout, hitting the post three times before Bruno Fernandes’ penalty after 94 minutes dragged the Red Devils through.

Mason Greenwood thought he had put United in front late on in the first half but his effort was ruled out for offside. The same happened t Marcus Rashford’s effort shortly after the second half restart.

Later on, another fantastic chance then fell to Anthony Martial. The Frenchman powered a curling shot towards goal which Copenhagen goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson spectacularly clawed away.

The Red Devils threatened and threatened but were unable to get that breakthrough goal. Copenhagen also looked like they were ready to defend until the very end.

The eventual stalemate gave way to extra time, with United needing only four minutes thereafter to take the lead. After Martial was brought down by Andreas Bjelland, the Red Devils were awarded a penalty.

In what has been a familiar scene this season, Bruno Fernandes stepped up and, without performing his usual hop, stuck the ball away from United’s 21st penalty of the season. 

Johnsson had earlier denied Martial with another spectacular save, this time from inside his own area.

The game ended that way and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men advance to the next round.

United will now face either Wolves or Sevilla in the last-four.

In the other quarter-final, former United striker Romelu Lukaku scored as Inter beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 to progress to the semi-finals.